Monthly archives: January 2013

The Knot North Carolina | Published

Last June I shot a gorgeous backyard wedding at a bride’s home and was so excited when The Knot North Carolina decided to publish a few images from the wedding in their inspiration section of the magazine. It is always such a joy to see what Erin of Erin McLean Events creates for her brides! The gorgeous florals you see featured were done by the talented ladies of The EnglishGarden. The deliciously gorgeous cake was by Sweet Memories Bakery.

To see my post from Margo + Patrick’s wedding, click HERE . Their wedding was also featured on Southern Bride & Groom Blog, check it out HERE . Be sure to grab your copy of The Knot soon for more wedding inspiration!

Caroline | Charlottesville, VA | Family

We are going on two years living here in Virginia, I cannot believe how time has flown! So far, we LOVE it! There are so many gorgeous areas here – for this shoot we drove down the road to Charlottesville and made a little visit at an apple orchard. Caroline was as happy as can be picking apples, seriously, how cute is she? She is one happy kid! Seeing her happy smile just warms my heart! 
Caroline was so curious of everything around her, she was happy as can be to sit and explore. I must admit once mom and dad let her have an apple she was hooked…which also made for some pretty adorable photos :)
Thanks for fun afternoon at the apple orchards! Oh and yes, sweet Caroline is wearing riding pants. I’m pretty sure she is the most stylish girl in Virginia thanks to her mom! 

Morgan Family

Meet the adorable Morgan family…hands down one of my favorite family sessions from 2012. Not only are they adorable but this entire family was super fun to document. The boys are that age where all they wanted to do was run and explore. Most of their session was spent chasing the boys and making them laugh…or should I say they made us laugh. I truly believe when the parents are relaxed, the kids inevitably relax (and have fun!)…allowing me to capture those genuine happy moments where their personalities shine through in the photographs.  Watch out ladies…I have a feeling these boys are going to be a couple of heartbreakers! Thank you Morgan family for a fun afternoon!

Southern Bride & Groom | Published

Thrilled to announce that I had images published in the newest issue of Southern Bride and Groom! This inspiration shoot brought such a fun group of vendors together! The sweet couple photographed was a past bride and groom for me who won the SB&G 25th anniversary photo shoot contest!

Also it other good news, I am happy to announce Cyn Kain Photography earned the Bride’s Choice Awards for 2013! Thank you to all my wonderful couples!!
You can view images from the shoot in the latest issue of SB&G on pages 68 – 71. Also be sure to cheek out the blog post on SB&G HERE which shares some images from the shoot in addition to a behind-the-scenes look of the shoot filmed by Life Stage Films :) Enjoy!

Happy New Year!!! Oh and the Winners are….

Happy New Year, friends!!! I rang in the new year with the lovely couple you see below…my goodness, what a fabulous way to kick-off your marriage! Thank you all for your support in this past year. 2012 was a year of growth for me personally and professionally as I not only had the opportunity to work with so many new couples and colleagues but we marked our 1 year anniversary in a new city and made so many new, amazing friends! Below you will find a little sneak peek into Caroline and Mike’s New Year’s Eve nuptials AND the winners for the CKP Holiday Giveaway! 

Cheers to ringing in the New Year with health, love and lots of happiness! 

Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway! Winners are announced below with the name you entered online (And no worries, I made sure to count those entries on Facebook too!). Everyone was given a number and from there I used a Random Number Generator to be sure everything was random and fair :) The prizes were given in the same order listed  below and as in the giveaway announcement post.

You have ONE week to email me at to claim your prize. After January 8, 2013  if I have not heard from you I will randomly select another winner.

$10.00 Starbucks Giftcard :: Jackie
Whitney English Planner :: Blair Thomas
Amber Housley Spiced Candle :: Kalli Christiensen
Emily Ley Simplified Planner :: Katie O Selvidge
Lifetime of Happiness by Annette Thurmon :: Sara Rose
Lifestyle Session with yours truly :) :: Kelly Aziz