Leaves and Lemons | Los Angeles Child and Family Photography

Lately it seems as though I have had many “Sibling Sessions”- which I TOTALLY love! As an only child, I love to photograph siblings and see the love, playful competition, and complete adoration they have for one another. It’s like getting to be with your best friend all the time!

I got the chance to photograph this brother and sister team back in early January and they were such a joy to photograph! We played in the leaves, laughed a lot, and Mom even sent me home with a big bag full of home-grown meyer lemons [which later made a delicious lemon tart!]- how great it that!?

Here are a few of my favorites from our time together….

Thanks again, Mom, for the yummy lemons! I can’t wait to see what your adorable kiddos are up to again soon.

May 2, 2010 - 8:58 am

Manchester portrait photographer - I love the last photo. The focus on the eyes is great. Richard

Sweet Siblings | Los Angeles Baby Photography

Way back in November of 2009 I photographed these two little cuties! [I know…I know…. I am a bad blogger…] In fact, Mom had first contacted me in May but due to a cold, the weather, a few more colds, and coordinating several peoples schedules we just couldn’t get our session in until November! Well, needless to say when we finally did meet we had an absolute blast! Sweet little “A” has the most adorable, fun, and energetic personality and her baby brother “J” is about as cool and calm as any baby could be!

Jumping on the bed and lots of bribery… umm, I mean candy… kept this session playful and allowed for some super images!


Hope for Haiti | Mini Sessions with a Cause

The heartache. The devastation. The loss. Millions of people have been affected by the powerful earthquake that hit Haiti on January 12th. From the moment I heard of the crisis there was a tug at my heart. I knew I wanted to help… “But how?”


That’s when I came across this amazing act of community: “Photographers for Haiti” is an amazing organization of photographers from across the country that have joined together to do what we can for the people of Haiti by offering a day of photographic mini sessions with 100% of the session proceeds going towards relief organizations to help with the rehabilitation of Haiti.

I have personally selected Thirst Relief International– a water development relief organization. Before the 7.0 earthquake destroyed much of Haiti, 80% of Haitians lacked access to safe, clean drinking water. Long after the dust settles and emergency responders return to their homes, Thirst Relief will still be there working to bring long-term, sustainable, clean water solutions that will serve as a building block for the future of the Haitian people.

If you’ve been thinking about donating to help Haiti and/or have wanted to get some amazing family photos- this is the perfect way to do both and feel good about it!

Mini Sessions will be held on Saturday, February 20th at Roxbury Park in Beverly Hills. The $50.00 fee includes a 20-minute mini session for your baby, children, or family with up to 30 images presented in an online password-protected gallery.

Your portrait session will not only give you amazing memories of your family but can help another family start rebuilding their lives and making new memories to cherish forever.

Together we can make a difference.

Please don’t hesitate to contact Cynthia via phone or email to answer any questions and to book your session today!

323.424.3215 studio | www.cynthiaspivack.com | 310.614.3060 cell

Holiday Happiness | Los Angeles

These two siblings were so much fun to photograph… They are so full of life and they absolutely love to be silly! We actually combined their session with their good friends, whom I have been photographing for three years now [thanks R Family for the referral!], so it really was more like a “play date” than a photo session- which is really what made it so much fun! I’ll post a few of the R Family in a later post, but for now here are few of my favorites from my time with these adorable kiddos… the first one is the prefect example of just how silly these two can be!


these next two are the rare moments caught in between all the silliness and I completely love them!



January 22, 2010 - 10:12 am

Marc - fantastic photos….the close up the little girl with the blue finger nail polish is one of my all time favorites.