Lucca | Wake Forest , NC | Newborn

It is always such an honor getting that call from past clients asking me document a new chapter in their life. Brittany and John were married a couple years ago and I had the pleasure of documenting their vows at the Art Museum of North Carolina in Raleigh.  Lucca decided to surprise her mom and dad and make her debut a little early at 34 weeks and my goodness she is just perfect. Congratulations Brittany and John!

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!

Lucy Emma | Wake Forest, NC | Newborn

With such a devastating tragedy that happened yesterday in Boston it’s important to take a step back, take a breath and really count our blessings. After reading story after story online, looking at photos of the event and then hearing a close friend of mine tell me she is mourning the loss of one of the victims, it just breaks my heart. Events like this make me feel so helpless as I just sit here and can only imagine what the victims, family and people of Boston are going through.

That is why when choosing which session to blog today I decided to post one that embraces love and pure innocence. This sweet couple tried for years to have a baby naturally but it took seeking medical help before they were able to have this little miracle :) Please meet Miss Lucy Emma. 
Her nursery is all girl. Clean design, whites, pinks and of course ruffles. I would expect nothing less of her super stylish mama :) And that name…don’t you just love her name. Lucy Emma. Beautiful.
As I’ve said many times to family, friends and even have it on my website…I truly believe children are life’s everyday miracles. While I can only imagine what those suffering from yesterday’s attack are going though it’s important we remind ourselves that the vast majority are GOOD. The vast majority are KIND. The vast majority are HOPEFUL. The vast  majority are FULL OF LOVE.

Leslie + Duncan | Richmond, VA | Engaged

Let me start this post off by letting you just stare at this first image of my sweet, sweet couple who will be getting married early this fall. It is my pleasure to introduce y’all to Leslie and Duncan…
I am so in love with that first image…and this entire session really. We did a sunrise session in Richmond Virginia at the groom’s brother’s home, which is also the same neighborhood they will be having their reception. Just behind this home is the golf course for The Country Club of Virginia. The Country Club area is absolutely gorgeous! I cannot wait to photograph these two and their wedding party! It was a chilly morning, but the beautiful, golden sunrise warms these images right up, don’t you think?
Huge Congratulations to Leslie and Duncan! So very excited to document you’re big day!!

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!

Blain | Charlotte, NC | Bridal

This past weekend Blain and Matt kicked off my 2013 wedding season and the day couldn’t have been more perfect! As those two are celebrating on their honeymoon, I am so excited to share a few favorites from Blain’s bridal session we did back in January at the Duke Mansion in Charlotte, North Carolina. I cannot wait to share my favorite moments from their wedding day…but for now you’ll get a peek and just what a gorgeous bride Blain made. 

Amanda + Matt | Charlottesville, VA | Engaged

Charlottesville is one of the cutest towns in Virginia and is certainly so very pretty year round. Since these two met at UVA they decided it would be the perfect place to do their engagement session and have their wedding. They will be getting married at a beautiful vineyard later this year in September. We did a sunrise session and my goodness was it chilly (I believe it was about 25 degrees out!) but these two rocked it and of course they were okay in helping each other stay warm :)

Matt plays the guitar and sings – I thought it was just adorable that they brought it along for their photos. The images with the guitar are some of my favorites! Congratulations Amanda and Matt!! Looking forward to September!!

Welcome Gracie | Richmond, VA | Newborn

I had the pleasure of documenting the Vint family as they welcomed their newest little addition to make them a family of four. Sweet Gracie was just about a week old during this shoot…she was so tiny and oh so perfect. Parker was such a proud big brother as he loved on Gracie for a few photos and even hung out with me to show off his new big kid room full of stripes and airplanes! Please to take a peek at a few favorite moments from little Gracie’s newborn session :)