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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!

“Our fondest dream is to live in a library…” | Caldwell Family Photographer

Let me introduce you to an amazing family. The Bucks are talented, kind, entrepreneurial minded, and well…super smart. In fact, my husband says Jamis intimidates him (which is saying something coming from my 6’3″ confident man!).

Tarasine is an awesome homeschooling mom to these wonderful kids and an eternally patient piano teacher to two of mine. And on a side note, this particular piano program is seriously amazing. My kids were playing quite complicated songs almost immediately and are now creating their own compositions with chords and rhythms and everything. Where ever we see a piano they immediately plop right down and play “Ode to Joy” (their current favorite) and everyone can’t believe they’ve only been taking lessons for 5 months. If you’re in the Canyon County area and would like more information, please go to Tarasine’s website or Facebook page.

Well, as you can imagine, the Buck family’s home is filled with interesting books from the classics to the modern, and after just a couple piano lessons my kids began asking if they could borrow some. Tarasine graciously obliged, and said, “It’s always been our fondest dream to live in a library…well, now I guess we do!” It’s quickly become a tradition that as soon as the lesson is over my kiddos are right at the bookshelves trying to decide which one to “check out” this week.

So when it came time to discuss their family portrait session, this (below) is exactly the kind of scene I pictured for them! The older kids completely immersed in their own novels with the littles on mom and dad’s laps, doing what they love, surrounded by this beautiful landscape.

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September 29, 2014 - 7:40 am

Catherine from Open Shutters Photography - Love how you incorporated novels. Obviously a perfect fit for this family. Well done!

September 29, 2014 - 11:14 am

Emily - Beautiful session – love those colors. Wonderful post including some insight on the family and their love for books, too!

September 29, 2014 - 12:13 pm

Melissa Avey - Oh my goodness I love these so so so so much!!!

September 29, 2014 - 4:18 pm

Debbie Wong - Very cute photos of the kids!

September 29, 2014 - 4:48 pm

Melissa Hopkins - It is so wonderful that you are able to photograph her family using your art just as she teaches your children her art. Great job!

September 29, 2014 - 9:13 pm

Larianne - What a lovely family! Such a cute session :)

September 29, 2014 - 9:27 pm

sarah - how cute are these guys?! so sweet with the books and all. and those colors pop!

September 30, 2014 - 10:13 pm

Karen - They sound like ‘my kind of people’. What a fun session!

October 2, 2014 - 11:38 pm

Adam Parth - Love the use of books and the color looks great!

October 13, 2014 - 11:09 pm

Carmen - Beautiful light, location & family!

Nampa Idaho Senior Portaits | Taylor | Class of 2015

This was a fun one! Taylor lives all the way out in Kansas, but would be visiting family here in Idaho for a couple weeks this summer and luckily we were able to work her into the schedule while she was here. The fact that she sought me out rather than a photographer in Kansas was super flattering!

In our email consultations beforehand, she kept saying she was so unsure of what to wear and was nervous about being in front of the camera, but seriously…she was a rock star! We had so much fun and I was squealing at the back of my camera half the time because she was just looking so gosh darn gorgeous! Merrill Park in Eagle was beautiful too, and is always one of my favorite places to shoot.

Her wardrobe choices were great. The yellow flowy dress is so feminine and soft, and then we got a little more casual with the denim and blue cotton shirt. And since it was so hot on the day of her shoot, she didn’t even mind wading into the Boise River a bit to cool off. But her dad may have gotten a little more cooling off than he had bargained for–she got a little splash happy! It was the perfect way to finish up her senior portrait photo shoot!

Congratulations Taylor and the rest of the class of 2015!

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September 22, 2014 - 11:11 am

Catherine from Open Shutters Photography - So natural and beautiful!

September 22, 2014 - 12:11 pm

Ranya Alsabti - lovely session, the lighting is fabulous and gorgeous portraits of this young lady

September 22, 2014 - 4:10 pm

Barrie Photographers - Beautiful photos and model! I wish Senior Portraits were more popular up here in Canada.

September 22, 2014 - 8:49 pm

Melissa Avey - Gorgeous images!

September 23, 2014 - 10:37 am

Emily - What a natural beauty! Love the laughter in these photos!

September 23, 2014 - 8:44 pm

Conchita Medel - Great location and pretty girl! Loved the bridge shots, great job!

September 23, 2014 - 9:11 pm

Carmen - Cute girl & love the location. She looks like she had an awesome time & that blue on her is perfect for her beautiful eyes!

September 25, 2014 - 8:40 pm

Ashley - Gorgeous senior portraits! I love the light in these.

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