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    Hi there.

    Welcome to my blog! Whether you are a new visitor (hi!) or a regular, please know that when I say I am excited you are here, I really am EXCITED you stopped by! You will get to know me here - the me behind the camera. The girl who thinks it's never too cold for ice cream. The girl who lets her lab sleep in the bed…yes,under the covers! The girl who is so proud of and totally in love with her husband. I can't wait to get to know you, too. So, sit a spell with me and enjoy!

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    Danielle + Matthew | Asheville, NC | Wedding

    Jan 17, 2012
     

    There is something about photographing high school sweethearts. I think it may be because it amazes us all when such young, innocent love can grow, mature and even change with couple. Danielle and Matthew have grown up together, gone through college and are now starting their forever together.

    These two exchanged vows at the beautiful Crest Center and Pavilion in Asheville….their ceremony overlooked a breathtaking view of the NC mountains. The fabulous Kymm of Who’s the Fairest did it again – Danielle was simply radiant. Seriously. Go and see some of my favorites from Danielle’s bridal session HERE.

    It was extremely cold as the sun started to set…such a sweet photo of Danielle warming her hands in between photos. Now this must be love!

    How awesome is this cake? LOVE IT.

    Congratulations Danielle + Matthew! Thank you for having me there to capture your special moments!

     
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    • Katherine: What a beautiful couple! And I'm totally stunned by that cake :) great work, per usual, Cyn! xo (21.01.2012, 10:01AM)
    • Laura: WOW! Stunning couple, and a gorgeous wedding. You did a great job capturing all the little moments that make a wedding so special. Especially when the little details are so precious like this wedding's!!! (19.01.2012, 9:01PM)
    • Diane McAlpine: Cynthia, these pictures are stunning! Thank you for helping to create so many beautiful memories.
      Danielle and Matthew, I am speechless. Never has there been a more beautiful bride. And Matthew, how very handsome you are. We love you! (17.01.2012, 6:01PM)
    • Danielle Mahoney: Oh, Cyn! Thank you again for spending our special day with us. You are absolutely the BEST! xoxo (17.01.2012, 6:01PM)
    • Caitlin Sullivan: BEAUTIFUL! Love that very last shot on the right with the sprinklers. So fun! And that cake topper!? I die. (17.01.2012, 12:01PM)
     
     

    Make Your Brand Happen in 2012

    Jan 12, 2012
     

    I know many of you out there are thinking MAYBE? ONE DAY? POSSIBLY? SHOULD I? about re-branding. I know this because I was in your position a little over a year ago AND  because I have received a good number of emails asking me about my new brand, how did I decide on everything, what was my experience like…the list goes on. You can check out my brand transformation HERE and HERE.

    You owe to yourself to have that honest conversation and come up with a REAL plan with REAL goals…and by real, I mean, write them down. COMMIT.

    Making Brands Happen has just announced their all new 2012 MBH experience with three branding options to fit your unique needs.  Learn more about this exciting announcement and how to win a $500 credit towards your new brand HERE.

    p.s. feel free to contact me – I don’t mind :)

     
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    Meet Baby Ellie | Cary, NC | Newborn

     

    I feel very lucky and thankful that in 2011 so many families opened their homes up and invited me in to capture some of the most precious moments a family shares. I must say photographing, holding and playing with so many newborns and children is fun, refreshing and really puts life into perspective. As I have said a number time before, they truly are life’s everyday miracle. I absolutely loved this session with 4 day old baby Ellie.

    I am such a dog lover, so it is no surprise I was thrilled to have Lily join in for a few family photos.

    I met baby Ellie just after Thanksgiving so it was perfect timing to do a Christmas card + birth announcement in one…Is this not the cutest little Rudolf ever?

    Congratulations to the Dutta family on welcoming sweet Baby Ellie into this world!

     
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    • Laura H: That is the most precious little Rudolph I have ever seen! I also love the photo of all the feet...baby and stuffed animal alike! (13.01.2012, 7:01PM)
    • Bean Benson: Oh my!! What a gorgeous little sweetheart!! Beautiful photos:) (11.01.2012, 5:01PM)