Category archives: Press

Rustic Chic Barn Wedding | Every Last Detail | Featured

BIG THANKS to Every Last Detail blog for featuring Lizzie and Matt’s gorgeous summer Pennsylvania wedding! This wedding definitely embraces Rustic Chic with lots of meaningful details coordinated by the talented bride. Be sure to take a peek HERE and as a little bonus Lizzie shared some planning advice with ELD readers :)

Couldn’t have asked for a more gorgeous day or sweeter couple than this! With warmer weather just around the corner this wedding is sure to bring you spring and summer brides some great inspiration!


Ben and Lesley | Trendy Bride | Published

It was such an honor to have Ben and Lesley’s Washington Duke Inn Wedding published in the first print issue of  Trendy Bride. If you haven’t already, be sure to order your copy (digital or hard copy) today for some amazing inspiration from both real weddings and inspiration shoots. I’m so excited to share the spreads from the feature below.

Simple Sentiments | Carolina Bride | Published

A little late to share this news on the blog – but let me tell you, I was so thrilled to be included in this Destination issue of Carolina Bride. The entire issue is so gorgeous from cover to cover. I am so excited to share the few spreads my sweet couple, Sara and Garrett, were featured in. They were married in the spring of 2013 in the Outer Banks and Sara beautifully planned every detail of their special day!

Take a peek below at the pretty spreads included in this OCT – DEC issue of Carolina Bride and be sure to CLICK HERE to see more from Sara and Garrett’s gorgeous OBX garden wedding! Big thanks to those at Carolina Bride for including their sweet love story and my photographs in this lovely issue :)

Jordan + RJ | Southern Bride & Groom | Featured

A big thank you to Southern Bride Groom for featuring Jordan and RJ’s spring wedding. Jordan and RJ both have a very distinct style and embody classic elegance – which showed throughout their wedding – from the attire, the table linens to the decor – all was simple, clean and stylish.

A few of my personal favorites from Jordan and RJ’s wedding at The Sutherland  may be seen below, and also the full feature of their wedding with a little commentary from the bride and groom can be seen on the Southern Bride and Groom’s blog by clicking HERE.

Classic Elegance | Magnolia Rouge Magazine | Published

Wow! This post is long overdue but I am excited to share images that were published in the July issue of Magnolia Rouge Magazine from this little labor of love between Hey Gorgeous Events and me.  It’s hard to believe that it has been over a year since we dreamed this up. With all the trends that come and go in the wedding industry we wanted to create something classic and elegant. We wanted everything from the florals, the bridal hair/make-up, the tables, etc to be timeless. While I’ll be the first to admit there are so many wedding styles that I am in love with, we all certainly know one size does not fit all. I can only imagine how overwhelming planning a wedding may be to a bride, who at the end of the day, wants her special day to exude classic elegance. We ultimately wanted the different bridal looks and simple details throughout the images to provide inspiration to all kinds of brides. A look at the spreads that were published in Magnolia Rough Magazine below :)

And a little peek at Rhi workin’ her magic the day of :)

A huge huge thank you and round of applause for our beautiful model! She was a rockstar!


And of course a huge thank you to all those who collaborated to make this happen!

Design and florals: Hey Gorgeous Events
Photography by Cyn Kain Photography
Gowns and accessories: The Gown Shop Ann Arbor
Cake and favors: Sweet Heather Anne
Hair styling: Jennifer Grace
Make up: Posh Studio
Rentals: Special Events Rental
Calligraphy: Molly Jacques

The Wedding Row | Charleston, SC | Featured

Last fall I shot such a lovely wedding in Charleston, SC – one of my favorite cities to visit, even if only for a day or two. The history, the colors, the energy and of course the coast are all something to fall in love with. I had the pleasure of working the ladies of A Southern Protocol at the William Aiken House on this wedding and let me tell you, that team puts together one amazing event and doesn’t miss a beat when it comes to the little details. I was so thrilled to have this wedding featured on The Wedding Row last month

Please do take a moment to see the Wedding Row feature HERE. Below are also a handful of my favorites from Lisa and Dave’s wedding day!
Congratulations Lisa and Dave and cheers to an amazing marriage! Thanks for allowing me to document your big day – and here’s to hoping that I’ll get to photograph  another affair by the talented ladies of A Southern Protocol.

New York International Bridal Week

Happy Friends!! Last Friday I flew to New York City to document a behind the scenes look at  New York International Bridal Week for Southern Bride & Groom Magazine.  Twice a year designers come for all over and debut their new collections for the upcoming season. SB&G had a few local bridal boutiques attend as well which was such fun seeing them in action as they decided which gowns they thought would be a good fit for their clientele. Be sure to check out SB&G’s blog next week for a more detailed look at our experience.

For now, here is a peak at instagram photos compiled from both Jenna and I. Be sure to follow me on instagram at :: @cynkain and Jenna at @sthrnbridegroom.

Happy Friday!

The Inn at Perry Cabin Inspiration Shoot | Style Me Pretty | Press

This shoot was something Amber Housley and I dreamed up after meeting over a year ago. We wanted to be by the water with a gorgeous venue and I happened to cross paths with someone who was able to connect us with the lovely folks at the The Inn at Perry Cabin. We had an amazing time collaborating with other talented vendors in creating this and were so thrilled to see this shoot featured in it’s entirety on Style Me Pretty’s Little Black Book Vendor Blog! A few of my favorite images from the shoot below but of course please be sure to check out the wonderful feature on Style Me Pretty.

Click HERE to view the feature and HERE for the full gallery.

Venue :: The Inn at Perry Cabin | Design and Styling by  Amber Housley | Photography by Cyn Kain Photography | Florals by Holly Heider Chapple Flowers | Hair and Make-up by Amie Decker Beauty | Treats by Charm City Cakes | Fashions by Hitched Bridal

I know we are also so very thankful to have had a few images from this shoot published in both Southern Weddings V5 and The Knot MD, DC, MD. What a wonderful collaboration and time I had with everyone! Thank you for everyone’s hard work and creativity!

Let the Kids Dress Themselves | Featured

I am excited to share that the Morgan Family session I blogged last month is featured on Let the Kids Dress Themselves today! I shared a few words with the blog about why their session was one of my favorites and how I believe each family can get those authentic, relaxed, full of love images from their sessions.

Click HERE to check out the feature and leave some love about your favorite image from the session. You can also take a look back at my original blog post by clicking HERE.

As Abbie with Let The Kids says in this post “…more often than not the best photos are the unplanned ones…” – So true :)