Sweet "C"

I recently had the pleasure of photographing the R family! Their sweet daughter, Ms. “C”, is just so adorable and is completely apple of her parents’ eye. We made the best of the gloomy weather and headed outside into their incredibly lush backyard and then went for a little stroll down the block.

I can’t wait to see this little cutie again in just a few months when she’ll turn the big O-N-E and see how much she’s grown! Until then…here are some favorites from our first session together:

July 17, 2009 - 4:57 am

Katrina - These look amazing Cyndie!! Great Job, as always!

July 17, 2009 - 4:56 am

Kristi - these are beautiful! love your style!!

July 1, 2009 - 9:15 pm

eva - what sweet photos! i love the color ones!!

Little Redheads Across America #2

Last year I was asked to photograph some of the most adorable redheads for a wonderful book all about… you guessed it… redheads! [Click here to learn more about the book and that shoot!] The book has been a huge success and has inspired so many young red-headed children throughout America, and few weeks ago the amazing creator, author, and publisher, Nicole G., had her very first book signing!

Tons of redheads showed up to see the book and even have it signed by some of the “famous” featured redheads! The day was a total blast! Please everyone go check out Little Redheads Across America– it’s an absolutely adorable book full of gorgeous photos, fun facts, and interesting info about red hair!

Here are some of my favorite images from the day…

PS- In the blink of an eye it has gone from the end of the May to the end of June- someone please explain!

July 1, 2009 - 9:14 pm

eva - what fun photos! they all have such life to them! good job cynthia!

July 1, 2009 - 9:14 pm

Anonymous - amazing redheads!

July 1, 2009 - 9:13 pm

Kristi - wow that first photo is amazing! her sweet, natural expression is so sincere- she is adorable!

A Family to Celebrate

I was so honored to photograph such a special day in this family’s life! They were celebrating their beautiful mother’s birthday and her journey throughout the years. So many friends and family came out to celebrate, including her best friend of over 50 years and her incredible mahjong playing pals…I could instantly feel the love they all shared for the guest of honor, “Mrs. C”, and for each other! {Seeing how much each of the relationships mean to everyone involved made me feel so completely blessed to also have such special friends and relationships in my life as well!}

Here are some favorite images of the Guest of Honor and her daughter {one of three!} and adorable little boy!

so much love!!

some more of the grand kids in the background… i think we’re “driving to Disneyland” here!

June 16, 2009 - 2:32 pm

Sarah S. - omg- what an adorable little boy! i just want to pinch his cheeks 🙂

June 16, 2009 - 2:32 pm

kristi - that color image is amazing- such great play with all of the colors and the composition. nicely done.

June 16, 2009 - 2:30 pm

H. Beth - wow- these are spectacular! the emotion in each image is truly stunning!

June 3, 2009 - 6:25 pm

nicole thomas - Great images, I really love the color shot. Beautiful blue eyes…

Hugs Galore!

I could not have asked for a more perfect Saturday morning than the one like last weekend! Immediately upon walking in the door of the “P” Family, I was greeted with giant smiles, great energy, and toys! 🙂

This awesome greeting was followed only by hugs, hugs, and even more hugs ! Big Brother “L” was so excited I was there I almost didn’t get to take any shots of him because he kept tackling me with hugs- it was SO much fun! Even with all of the hugging and toy sharing I did manage to get some “work” done too!

Thank you “P” Family for welcoming me into your home and allowing me to capture your amazing family!

i love his mischievous smile!

proud mom and dad with brand new baby “E”

June 3, 2009 - 6:50 pm

H. Beth - love the first shot! there's so much emotion and feeling coming through his eyes… as if he was leading us to a secret place- so fun!

June 3, 2009 - 6:49 pm

Sarah S. - that little boys smirky smile is so funny! totally adorable. great job with these!

June 3, 2009 - 6:48 pm

Anonymous - omg these shots are amazing! they brought tears to my eyes! i can't wait to see the rest!

Beauty in Everyday Life

Sometimes it’s the simplest everyday things that make me stop and really appreciate the beauty of life. I had picked up a bunch of tulips last week when I saw them at my local (and favorite!) grocery store (Trader Joe’s) and after a few days of passing them by with nothing more than a quick glance- it hit me. These beautiful tulips brought me to one of those rare moments where I literally stopped in my tracks and paused to simply admire their beauty. It’s these little things, these simple moments in life, that really keep me going and make me feel completely rejuvenated.

I hope these photographs bring you some serenity and inspiration too!

June 3, 2009 - 6:52 pm

Kristi - so refreshing! makes me want to be outside!

June 3, 2009 - 6:51 pm

H. Beth - wow these are so stunning! i want them on my walls!