Category archives: Press

The Knot DC, Maryland and Virginia | Published

2013 has been off to such a great start! Not sure about you, but I can harley believe how quickly January flew by! I met Amber Housley just over a year ago and we became fast friends. After just spending a day an a half together we dreamed up an inspiration shoot we wanted to collaborate on and made it happen later that spring! We were thrilled to see one of our bouquet images from the shoot published in the latest issue of Southern Weddings Magazine in November and soon after got word that we would have a few more images from that shoot published in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia Regional The Knot Issue. We worked with some amazing vendors on this shoot!

Florals were done by the amazing Holly Chapple
Paper goods and styling by the talented Amber Housley
Cakes by the awesome folks at Charm City Cakes

Be sure to check back soon as we’ll have more images from this inspiration shoot featured on one of our favorite blogs!


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!

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!

Southern Weddings Magazine | Published

So thrilled to have been published in the Southern Weddings 5th Anniversary issue this fall! If you haven’t picked up your copy yet, you can buy it a local newsstands or order HERE…it is filled with gorgeousness! The ladies behind Southern Weddings Magazine have really outdone themselves this time…we’re talking inspiration, lots of shared advice from amazingly talented wedding professionals, gold foil SW header and of course some of the prettiest southern details through out the issue. Lara, Emily, Nicole, Marissa and Kristen – Thank you for allowing me to be apart of this lovely issue!
Editor-in-chief, Lara Casey and Creative Director, Emily Thomas were looking to create a spread that highlighted what marriage is truly all about, the vows. The vows were written in calligraphy by  the talented Lindsay of Lindsay Letters and the styling was by my sweet friend and designer Amber Housely.  For a few behind the scene peeks visit Amber’s post HERE – it was such a fun trip out to Nashville!
The bouquet on the bottom left was from an inspiration shoot Amber and I dreamed up. The gorgeous floral design was done by the one and only Holly Chapple
And lastly one my summer brides had their bouquet featured in the magazine – right spread, bottom left – the beautiful full all-gardenia bouquet. You can imagine how good it smelled! Thank you to the Southern Weddings Ladies for pouring their heart and soul into their work and creating this gorgeous issue – and huge congratulations to them as this is their 5th anniversary issue! I am very honored to be published next to so many people I admire in the industry!

Jessie’s Home Tour | The Every Girl | Featured

Now while I love shooting weddings and families, I get so excited to work on projects outside of that world…anything from product shoots to headshots for creative business owners and editorials. When Jessie approached me about photographing her home for a feature on The Everygirl blog I immediately jumped on board. Not only is Jessie a sweetheart, but to have my work featured on one of my favorite online resources made this such an exciting opportunity!

CLICK HERE to see the full gallery of Jessie’s lovely home tour and interview.  

Here’s a peek at a few of my favorites below, but be sure to check out the full gallery HERE. Leave some love if you enjoyed the feature! 
I just love, love, love this last image! Jessie and her handsome pup Hank…she and her hubby also have another pup you will get to meet by checking out the feature on The Everygirl. Big thanks to Jessie and The Everygirl for letting me participate in this fun project!

Margo + Patrick | Louisburg, NC | Wedding + Press

I am so excited to share Margo + Patrick’s June wedding on the blog today! Their wedding was planned beautifully by the talented Erin of Erin McLean Events of Raleigh and was recently featured on the Southern Bride + Groom Blog. If you remember from when I blogged their Engagement Session from earlier this year I mentioned what a sweet, laid-back couple they are. When the two of them are together there is a feeling of love and calm that is contagious. I was amazed at how Patrick and Margo always remembered what was most important about their wedding day. They truly embraced the importance of celebrating their love with their family and closest friends. Their wedding was intimate and had touches of themselves throughout.

Their ceremony and reception took place at Margo’s childhood home in Louisburg, NC and the two were married with the help of Patrick’s grandfather leading the ceremony. Their day couldn’t have been more perfect.

How gorgeous are these florals by the English Garden
To make Margo + Patrick’s wedding story even sweeter, Patrick’s grandparents (photographed below) celebrated their 62nd Wedding Anniversary. Needless to say these two won the generations dance that evening :)

Congratulations Margo + Patrick!! I loved getting to know you both and your families! What a happy celebration this was!

And of course a huge high-five to all those vendors that made this wedding so perfect :)

Planner :: Erin McLean Events
Clergy :: Grandfather of the Groom
Caterer :: Rocky Top Catering
Florist :: English Garden
Ceremony Music :: NC Wedding Music
Cake :: Sweet Memories Bakery
DJ :: Bunn DJ Company
Hair + Make-up :: Makeup for your Day
Rentals :: Classic Party Rentals
Restrooms :: Piedmont Portables 

Merci New York + DIY Bride | Featured

Over the past week I had my sweet couples featured on two wonderful blogs!

Karen and Brian’s NYC engagement session was recently featured HERE on Merci New York


Steven and Allie’s crafty fall 2011 wedding was just featured HERE on DIY Bride.


Thanks to both amazing blogs for these features!

Garden Party | Weddings Unveiled Magazine | Published

So thrilled to finally share the news that images from an inspiration shoot I photographed back in late March was just published in the beautiful 2012 Summer Issue of Weddings Unveiled Magazine

We were beyond excited after hearing that our shoot was selected a couple months ago – waiting to reveal these images was the hard part! I am so grateful to have worked with such a talented group of ladies on this shoot. Janice of Bellwether Events dreamed up this Garden Party using children’s story, James and the Giant Peach, as her inspiration. The florals in this shoot are beyond amazing all thanks to the uber-talented Holly of Holly Chapple Flowers.The design of this shoot is whimsical, romantic with a touch a of quirk.

Hugs and High-fives to all the AMAZING friends who collaborated in this shoot ::

Design & Styling: Bellwether Events // Floral Design: Holly Heider Chapple Flowers // Hair & Make Up: Wendy Rae // Stationery: Kathleen Burlew // Venue: Oatlands Plantation // Cakes: Fancy Cakes By Leslie // Additional Styling & Props: A Daily Something // Bridal Gown: Chaviano Couture // Bridesmaid Dress: Jenny Yoo from Bella Bridesmaid // Jewelry: Tigerlilly // Bow tie: Southern Beaus // Socks & Suspenders: Nordstrom // Tulle head piece & garter: The Garter Girl // China, Napkins & Glassware: DC Rental and thrifted // Table & Gold Chairs: Party Rental Ltd. // Insect Chairs: Oh A Whim Antiques // Flower Cart: Old Lucketts Store // Photography : Cyn Kain Photography

The spreads from magazine ::I am hoping that this shoot inspires lots of brides out there to wear a floral headpiece. I just can’t get enough! Here is a peek into some of my other favorites from the shoot, hope you enjoy! Thank you to our gorgeous models, Jamie Bowersox and Solie’l Paden for helping us bring this idea to life!

Ladies, seriously, how amazingly romantic is this bridal gown, which is custom made by Annette Chaviano of Chaviano Bridal CouturePlease do go out and pick up your copy of the Summer 2012 Weddings Unveiled to see all the other AMAZING weddings and inspiration they have to share. You can also keep up with the WU Blog for daily inspiration!