Archive for May, 2012

Apple on an Apple

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

The hubby and I are taking a well deserved vacation to NYC for the next week or so.  Please stay tuned for some exciting things to come on our blog.  Upon our return, we’ll have a special Apple iPhone post of the The Big Apple, a special segment we started after our Chicago trip last September.

Our bags are packed and as you can tell, Chewy has already helped us with airplane reading material (he knows I wanted photo inspirational magazines).  We’re so ready for yummy food and beautiful sites.  And oh, fun factoid about C+C, Chris told me he loved me for the first time infront of the McDonald’s Time Square.  :)  So NYC holds a lot of meaning for us.

We’ll miss you all and we’ll see you in a few days!

Always,

Cindi+Chris

 

Seattle Boudoir Photography – Diana

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

I don’t think I truly started to understand the definition of a beautiful woman until I picked up a camera and looked at her from behind the viewfinder.  Not to say I’m an expert at defining beauty, but I have a whole new perspective I’d like to share.  You see, when I was young, I found many girls pretty.  In high school, I would be extremely intimidated by these pretty girls because well, I wasn’t one of the pretty ones.  I know I know, some of you reading this might think, “Awww…!!” but really, I know I wasn’t.  At least not based on how I defined it then.

That was the “past Cindi”.  Present Cindi is a much more mature and wiser person from past Cindi.  When I step back and look at all the women I’ve photographed, I bucket all of them into one category: beautiful.  Even though they all look different.  Different race, different height, different size.  They are all stunningly beautiful.

Diana is no different.  Past Cindi would call her pretty.  And she is.  In fact, past Cindi would have been intimidated by past Diana if they attended high school together.  But last weekend as we hung out in the Presidential Suite inside Hotel Deca, I got to know Diana in a totally different light and she is indeed a beautiful woman.  She’s obviously beautiful on the outside, the pictures don’t lie!  But it’s the small things despite what can be phyically seen that makes Diana one of a kind.  It’s the way she wrinkles her nose mid-shot because she’s trying to relax her face, it’s the willingness to do anything I tell her to do with the sweetest smile, it’s the way she chuckles when she realizes she’s being silly.  It’s all these things that make her the amazingly beautiful woman she is.

As women, we always are our own worst critic.  As we mature, we learn to put most of our insecurities away and live life in the moment.  I’ve learned that youth comes and goes REALLY quickly and we should focus on the little beautiful quirks that makes us who we are.  Boudoir or beauty portraits is a way for me to help capture you at your best.  It’s an opportunity to freeze this time in your life, when you feel the best you can ever feel about yourself and provide you with something tangible you can look back years later and think, “WOW, I am beautiful”.

If you are interested in boudoir of beauty portraits, give me a ring or send me a note.  Let’s make beautiful things happen!

This is by far my favorite one from the shoot. Diana looks so soft and romantic here. It's just dreamy!

I'm not sure other photogs experience this, but oftentimes my best shot is my last shot. Might you agree? :)

Seattle Engagement Photography: Jackie+Justin

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

You can find everything you need on Amazon.com, from ‘A’ to ‘Z.’  And for J+J, that included their 1 and only.

Jackie and Justin first met while working at the tech giant, and it couldn’t have been a more perfect fit.  She’s a spunky go-getting firecracker who makes things happen.  He’s a laid back go-with-the-flow box of mystery, intrigue, and hilarity.  Together, they’re a harmonious balance of fun, excitement, sexy legendary good times, and love.  Oh, the love!

Leading up to a wedding, we typically work more with the bride to make sure we see her vision for the big day, and plan how to capture it best.  As we’ve gotten to know Jackie more over these past few months, it’s become very apparent how nurturing, caring, and welcoming she is.  This is the girl that will take you to coffee happy hour on your first day, play tour guide when you visit her city, or walk you to that hard-to-find-whatchamacalit when you find yourself lost.

We get more and more excited as we learn more and more about what Jackie+Justin have in store for their big wedding this September.  And knowing how friendly, hospitable, and absolutely fun Jackie is, we have no doubt it’ll be one smashing shindig.  We cannot wait!

Congrats you two crazy kids. <3 C+C.

 

See more of their engagement session in their slideshow below.  If you’re on an iPad or iPhone, you can catch the video here.