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  • Hi! I'm Cynthi (yep, it's short for Cynthia). I'm a wedding and portrait photographer serving the Treasure Valley in Southwest Idaho. I'm a lover of beautiful light, sweet glass (nerdy photographer lingo for camera lenses), and the whole creative process that each and every session brings!

    I have a casual and relaxed approach to sessions. I'm a pretty mellow kind of girl...until I nail a really killer shot...at which point I've been known to squeal and/or scream. :) Have a look around and if you have any questions or are ready to book a session, just click on the "Contact Me" form above!

Caldwell Idaho Childrens Photographer | Ethan’s 3 year pictures

Boise Childrens Photographer Affordable 01Literally 5 minutes before these photos were taken he was being so shy, he was hiding behind his mom and wouldn’t even look at me.

Cindy had warned me that Ethan is often timid around new people, which is certainly not unusual. Most kids at least go through a phase where they are very shy around strangers and only want to cling to mom.  But I have never let that get in the way of creating a fun session and capturing great images of these wonderful kids!

As Ethan clung to his mama, I quickly snapped an image and let him see it on the back of my camera. Now he was starting to think that the big-camera-lady wasn’t quite so scary after all.  We “went on a walk” down the path and his mom helped him walk into the tall grass here where I wanted him to stand.  He was beginning to warm up to me, and as soon as Mr. Monkey came out of my bag he was all giggles!  Being able to win over the trust of kids is not always this easy or as quick, but it sure is rewarding when I get that first smile…and then giggle…and then big belly laugh. :)

And after that initial laugh, Ethan was feeling assured that this was not going to be scary at all but that in fact we were here to have FUN!  And we certainly did!  There was some chasing and jumping, peek-a-boo games, tickling with the soft weeds, and even a pretend picnic on his special blanket.  Happy birthday, Ethan! 3 years old is a great age to be!

If you’d like to schedule your own session…don’t be shy…go ahead and click that “Contact Me” tab at the top.  I promise it won’t be scary! :)

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June 10, 2014 - 8:46 am

hendrick - adorable! great job =D

June 11, 2014 - 5:12 am

Emily - What an adorable little dude! You did an excellent job capturing his good looks, as well as his natural movement!!

June 11, 2014 - 12:31 pm

Arica - He thinks something is hilarious, lol! Love those natural giggle shots!

June 12, 2014 - 9:00 pm

francesca caputo - what a happy kid! i really like the photos of him with the crate :)

June 13, 2014 - 11:35 pm

Debbie M - Looks like a happy guy. Love the first photos of him giggling in his pink shirt.

Diana + Jason | Engagement Photos | Meridian Wedding Photographer

They actually first met in high school, but never dated, never really even hung out until several years later.  And now…they’re planning their summer wedding up at Bogus Basin.  It will be a simple, classic, beautiful wedding surrounded by those closest to them.  And I can not wait to capture it all.

So Diana and I have been emailing each other since January but because they were living in California, we never actually even met until their engagement session.  And as with any session there was a little nervousness about being in front of the camera.  I totally get it.  I can hardly sleep the night before having my own pictures taken!  But as soon as the session began we were talking and laughing and all the magic you see below happened!  I always try to give simple, easy directions during my sessions so there isn’t the weird “what do I do with my hands?” feeling, and lots of reassurance that you look amazing!

As we were wrapping up the session Jason said, kind of under his breath, “Whew. That wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be!”  I laughed because that’s seriously one of the best compliments.  Of course there’s going to always be a little apprehension to the vulnerability of getting in front of the camera, but it is my job to make it easy…comfortable…maybe even a little fun!

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May 28, 2014 - 7:55 am

Melissa Avey - Cambridge Portrait Photographer - These are beautiful portraits!!! WOW :)

May 28, 2014 - 9:33 am

Arica - Soft, gentle, beautiful!

May 28, 2014 - 10:03 am

Rebecca Anne - So many great engagement photos! Lovely light.

May 28, 2014 - 12:19 pm

Alina Thomas - Love her dress!

May 28, 2014 - 7:29 pm

chantal - she is stunning!!! what a beautiful session!

May 29, 2014 - 3:06 pm

Whitney Lane - Seriously Gorgeous girl! Great job

May 30, 2014 - 1:26 pm

Ashley - This is such a beautiful engagement session! …And I’m a little obsessed with her yellow dress. Love!

June 16, 2014 - 9:32 pm

admin - Thank you, Whitney!

June 16, 2014 - 9:33 pm

admin - Thank you so much, Melissa!

July 4, 2014 - 10:52 pm

Diana - I hadn’t read these comments before, they are SO sweet. Cynthi did an awesome job!!!

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