Friday, April 11, 2014

Stephanie | Senior/Teen Photography

I am excited to announce that Cyntia Apps Photography will be offering Senior/Teen sessions throughout these 2014 Spring and Summer seasons. I have team up with Moderne Beauty to offer you the complete make-over experience. 

I will guide you through your styling for the day; your session will include your professionally done hair and make-up, and on top of that, you will get 25% off if you book the same day as your friends! 

Book your session at

Here is a recent session I did with gorgeous Stephanie. What treat it was to photograph her!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Sophia Marie Birth Story | Birth Photography

As we start a new Spring season, my favorite time of the year, I thought it was appropriate to make a blog post about a birth story. A couple of months ago I had the opportunity to photograph my first birth story. How privileged I felt to be there to witness the miracle of life! When I saw Sophia Marie being born, I couldn't help but have tears of happiness in my eyes;  and that small birthing room, was overflowing with JOY!  I am so happy I was able to document her birth for her parents, as those moments will never repeat themselves: the wait, the first time they saw her, the first snuggle, oh so precious!

Mamiya 645 AF & Canon EOS 3. Porta 400 & Tri-X 400. 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Baby Daniel turns one | Family Photography

During my last visit to Panama, I had the opportunity to photograph one of my very dear childhood friends, and her beautiful family. They were celebrating their boy's first year by spending an afternoon in the park, and letting me capture the interaction with their gorgeous baby boy! If someone would have told me, in the sixth grade, I was going to photograph my friend and her family twenty plus years later, I would have never believed it! Take a look at some of the highlights of their session. 

Friday, February 28, 2014

Gorgeous Cassie | Headshots

I am so thankful I reached out to fellow photographer Cassie a while back to trade headshots. She was not only sweet, but also so incredibly gorgeous! 

To me, as a photographer, it is important to be able to be in front of the camera, so you can understand what your subjects go through. It is also important to get photographed by people you admire, and people you can learn from. So Cassie and I trading headshots, was nothing short of a perfect match! We share a very similar style; we have both attended the same workshops by photographers we both admired; and we both have a secret love affair with beautiful light and film!

Thanks so much Cassie, loved every minute of our photoshoot!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Laura | Maternity Portraits

In my last visit to Toronto,I was able to photograph Laura. She is becoming a mother of two pretty soon, and she couldn't be more beautiful. You are truly glowing! Soon to be a big sister, Gracie, was part of the session as well, and she loved the attention! I was so fortunate to had been able to capture the interaction between Laura and Gracie while awaiting the arrival of baby. I know they will treasure these images forever. And I can't wait your new bundle of joy!! 

100% Hybrid Session - Canon 5D Mark III & Mamiya 645 AF - Porta 400 & Tri X 400. 

Monday, January 27, 2014

New Beginnings in Almaden Valley | Bay Area Family Photography

The Gruenhagen family moved to the Almaden Valley area not long ago, and when they hired me, they wanted the location of their shoot to be in Almaden Valley because it would represent their new beginnings in this wonderful community. I had seen this location from my bedroom window, and always wondered how it would be to shoot there. Well, it turned out to be nothing short of amazing! I loved every aspect of our session (my first in 2014): from the adorable twins, the loving couple, the light, the wind, the love this family irradiates the moment you meet them, everything was perfect.