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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!

Amanda + Don’s Catholic wedding | Boise Wedding Photographer

Just as with any wedding, Amanda and Don’s was filled with family, friends, tears of joy, …and a couple surprises. The way a couple handles those surprises says a lot about who they are and, I believe, how they will handle the ups and downs that life has in store for them up ahead. Amanda and Don handled them with easy and grace and even a little bit of humor.

As deeply religious people, it was important for them to be married in their own church, Holy Apostles Catholic Church in Meridian, Idaho. And what a gorgeous place for them to begin their lives together!

After the ceremony and some family portraits outside the church, we headed over to the Spurwing Golf Club. I have done several golf course weddings here in Boise Idaho, but this was my first time at Spurwing and what a treat! The clubhouse is spacious and beautiful on it’s own (even before wedding décor) and the grounds are delightful. They let us take a large cart and guided us to a tucked away section of the course that made for a fantastic background for more wedding party pictures…and we only got photo bombed a few times. And those photos are some of my favorites–I just had to include them! :)

Then just to make things more interesting, on our way back to the clubhouse the golf cart’s batteries ran out! And we were a good quarter mile away…going slightly uphill! Remember this is a large six person golf cart and it’s at least 80 degrees outside and the groom and his groomsmen are in full suits! Oh, and Amanda’s sister (and maid of honor) was 8 months pregnant so they certainly weren’t letting her get out and help either. It was quite an adventure, but they just laughed and laughed the whole way back.

I’m a believer that every wedding needs at least one good story. One story where something went completely wrong. Because on this, one of the most important days of your life you will most likely be tested. Will you let it stress you out? Will you throw a tantrum? Or will you take a deep breathe, let out a chuckle, and look into your love’s eyes knowing that this is just the first of many bumps in the long road ahead…and you two aren’t going to let a little thing like that stop you.

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July 17, 2015 - 3:51 pm

diana - Beautiful pics! The brides dress is stunning. Funny photobomb :)

July 20, 2015 - 4:15 pm

Sarah Murdoch - Beautiful work at Spurwong Golf club. That group shot on the golf cart is amazing, gorgeous set up with that large of a bridal party.

July 20, 2015 - 5:59 pm

Donna - Gorgeous! I love your work!

July 20, 2015 - 8:44 pm

Cynthi - Thank you so much, Sarah! They were an awesome group to work with!

July 22, 2015 - 3:46 pm

sarah - wow, such pretty light (which really means – you did a great job working with the light!). these are lovely. poor things about their golf cart running out of batteries – but i’m with you: great story! these are lovely. congrats to the happily married couple!

July 27, 2015 - 6:08 am

Vaughn Barry - Beautiful work, really dig that alter shot with the shadow of the cross – subtle but powerful!

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!

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