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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!

Lindsay + Hernan | Boise Idaho wedding photographer

Lindsay and Hernan’s romance started way back in high school. (And they had the awesomely awkward high school pictures at their reception to prove it!). But after high school, they went their own separate ways and it wasn’t until 15 years later that they reunited.

As they began planning their wedding, they really wanted to make much of the focus of be around their kids since they would be coming together not only as husband and wife, but also as a new family unit. The kids were their bridesmaids and groomsmen, and even gave their own toasts! Those speeches only made their mama cry a little bit. :)

Their wedding day was gorgeous and Creekside Affair was the most beautiful place for it! Lindsay was stunning and Hernan couldn’t take his eyes off her during the ceremony. I also loved how she really made the day about the people in her life that she loves. Hernan’s niece played the saxophone as they walked down the aisle, Lindsay’s jewelry and handkerchief were from her late grandmother, the cake cutting knife was from her own mother’s wedding, and the décor was largely DIY. So many personal and perfect touches that really made the whole event all about family.

Venue: Creekside Affair, Parma, Idaho

Photography: Portraits by Cynthi

2nd Photographer: Tamra Lords

Florist: Flower Girls, Meridian Idaho

Baker: Gimme Some Sugar, LLC

Caterer: Rolling Hawg Smokers

Dresses/Suits: David’s Bridal, JCPenny

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September 15, 2015 - 6:36 pm

Ashley Durham - Aw, I love the heart shaped cinnamon cookies! Beautiful wedding. :)

September 16, 2015 - 12:09 pm

DeserRai - Gorgeous! Loved the details shots you captured!

September 17, 2015 - 9:54 pm

Claudia - Beautiful wedding – I especially love your detail shots!

September 18, 2015 - 9:39 am

Donna - Stunning images! Such a beautiful bride! Congrats to the happy coupld!

September 18, 2015 - 10:12 am

amanda - What a bright and happy day! Some amazing moments captured between the bride and groom :)

September 20, 2015 - 9:11 am

jeanine - Beautiful Boise wedding photography! Gorgeous captures of this beautiful couple and the details of their day!

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!

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