Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Best Christmas Present | Film Photography


Last December, we travelled to Toronto to spend the holidays with my husband's family.   We arrived  in the middle of the 2013 Toronto Ice Storm; one of the worst ice storms since 1988. Freezing rain and snow caused major power outages. Driving conditions were horrible; my in-laws' neighbors had to heat snow to wash dishes; it was a pretty big mess in the Toronto GTA; we even experienced an ice-quake!   My husband, kids and I had to move to my sister-in-law's who didn't lose power. 

In the middle of all this chaos, the ice storm had created the most marvelous spectacle; it was like being in a Swarovski Wonderland. And on December 24th, I got one of the most amazing Christmas presents. My mother-in-law picked me up and drove me around to just take pictures. She said that in her 30+ years living in Toronto (she is from Saskatchewan), she had never seen such  an amazing and beautiful landscape. So I grabbed my film camera, and just took pictures. It was one of the best Christmas presents I have ever gotten.(And my husband is pretty hard to beat when it comes to Christmas presents!). Thanks so much Connie! Here are some of the images from that trip. Happy Holidays to all of you that read my blog! Hope you have a wonderful time with your loved ones! XOXO - Cyntia








Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Clark Family | Almaden Valley Family Photography


Memorable, I guess it is a great word to the describe our photo shoot with the Clark Family. They were fun; loving to each other; and one of the happiest family I have ever photographed. I truly did enjoyed every moment of our time together. We did a little hiking, we did a little playing, we did a little laughing. What a great way to spend an afternoon with a family, and capturing memories for them to have for years and years to come! Here are some of my favorites from their session.


















Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Dipiero Family | Almaden Valley Family Photography

Put together two incredibly gorgeous parents, and you'll get incredibly gorgeous kids; and this is so true for this family. And they are not only beautiful outside, but they are also the sweetest, most loving people. I am so happy I have gotten to know them; and oh so very thankful they allowed me to photograph their Custom Family Session.  Take a look at some of my faves from their sweet session!



















Monday, December 1, 2014

Kirke Family | San Jose Family Photographer

Another first for me! I got to photograph a family of six, plus grandparents! What an amazing way to spent a weekday morning, by capturing memories for this happy, loving, easy going, and gorgeous family. Having the grandparents there was just the cherry on top! These kids have the most awesome relationship with their grandparents, and I was honored and thankful their parents chose me to capture this moments for them. Take a look at some of my favorite images from the Kirke Family Session.