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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 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 are ready to book a session, just click the "Contact Me" form above!

Courtney & Dallas | Boise Wedding Photographer | Barber Park Wedding

Courtney and Dallas have the most amazing story and the more I got to know them, the more I realized just how special it was.

Courtney and Dallas were good friends in high school. They ran around with the same crowd. They even dated for quite awhile (and had the prom pictures included in the wedding day slideshow to prove it!). But after high school, they went separate ways. Courtney to college, and Dallas to the military…but they always kept in close contact and remained great friends and confidants. It wasn’t until his last deployment when they both seemed to realize how much they missed each other when he was gone. He skyped as often as he could and on his last call to her he asked if he could take her out on a date when he got home…like, a real date. Courtney was surprised and so excited! And it seems their friends and family all took a collective sigh and said, “It’s about time!!” It was apparent to them that Courtney and Dallas were truly meant to be together almost right from the start.

Well, Dallas finally decided to make it official when he proposed to her while they vacationed in Hawaii. And it seemed fitting to them that they continue the Hawaiian theme to their wedding and Barber Park Event Center in Boise Idaho was such a perfect place for their extraordinary day. I just loved the bursts of color everywhere from their tropical bouquets to her blue shoes and ribbon down the back of her dress!

Normally I choose to only post 10 or 15 photos from a wedding to just give viewers a snippet of the highlights, but this time I decided to give you a whooping 50+ images. My hope is that if you yourself are a prospective bride, I can give you just a little bit better feel for how I can tell a story on your wedding day. Any photographer can show you a few good images from a wedding, but it takes an experienced photographer to anticipate the moments before they happen and be ready to capture them beautifully.

Courtney and Dallas, you are two of the kindest people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and your union was such a wonderful day to be a part of! Best wishes in a lifetime of happiness to come!

And thanks to the many wonderful vendors that helped make their day special:

Venue: Barber Park Event Center

Videographer: Take 1 Video Productions

Photographer: Portraits by Cynthi

Caterer:Rebecca’s Cakes and Catering

Florist: Boise at it’s Best

Baker: Rebecca’s Cakes and Catering

Dress/Suit: David’s Bridal / Sweet Heart Manor

DJ: Sapphire Mobile Music 

Makeup/Hair: Two Rivers Salon and Spa


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July 6, 2015 - 3:44 pm

Rebecca Anne Photography // Tacoma Wedding Photography - What a fun wedding! Beautifully captured!

July 6, 2015 - 8:40 pm

Arica - This wedding was captured so well! You can just sense the fun vibe the whole day had with those bright colours and big smiles.

July 9, 2015 - 10:16 am

sarah - nice! love the hawaiian theme! you are right about how any photographer can throw a few of their best images together, but it takes more skill to document the whole day fully. you did a fine job here!

Boise Family Photographer | The W Family

This family just keeps getting cuter and cuter! They look like they should be on the cover of Parents Magazine or something! I first met the W Family last fall when their little miss was just a bump in her mama’s belly. I thought Jackson and Oliver were active back then, but now they are approaching 2 years old–and fast! That’s right…twin boys that are under 2 and a five month old girl…Jenna is one busy mom. And she pulls it off effortlessly! (And on a side note, I need her to style my family’s wardrobe for our own family pictures! Look at them!).

I’m not going to lie. As can be imagined with little ones, there were a lot of outtakes from this session. When approaching any session with young’uns you also have to be really relaxed going into it, knowing that toddlers will always call the shots. My job is to just suggest things in the most fun way possible! :) We’re working with short attention spans and when they start getting squirmy I know we’ve got to move on to something else. I also like to bring lots of silly toys in my camera bag, and these boys had me literally pulling them all out! We played with a monkey and a lizard, but my crocodile eating their toes got the best laugh.

This family is so awesome that they already have their next family portrait session scheduled, and I can’t wait to see them again!

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June 29, 2015 - 12:53 pm

Kristina - I love these bright images! I can just see them on a wall making the room look gorgeous! Great job on these!

June 30, 2015 - 9:05 am

Rebecca Anne Photography // Tacoma Wedding Photography - Oh my gosh….SO CUTE! What a beautiful family and their littlest one is so so so cute!

June 30, 2015 - 10:41 pm

Conchita Medel - Oh my gosh, they are the cutest family!! I love the outfits and colors she chose, and those kids are so adorable! Beautiful work, Cynthi!

July 1, 2015 - 5:10 pm

Ashley - What a gorgeous family! You did such an awesome job capturing the little’s attention and laughter! These are beautiful, beautiful family portraits!

July 1, 2015 - 8:51 pm

Sarah - I know this session must have been challenging due to the kids’ ages, but you did an amazing job getting everyone to smile and look at the camera – no easy feat! And you’re right – the whole family looks like they belong on Parent magazine – SO cute!

July 3, 2015 - 11:25 pm

Victoria - Oh, look at that squishy little face!! Such an adorable baby, and such a cute family session!

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