Country Engagement | The Farm | Emilee & Matt

They met through a mutual friend from college who invited them out to ski one weekend at Labrador Mountain over four years ago. ¬†He noticed her blonde braided hair and bright red snow pants, and she noticed his “fancy moves” on the slopes (Emilee says she thinks he was showing off for her ūüôā – not sure if he admits it ūüėČ ) After the trip they connected via Facebook and kept in touch, they planned another trip skiing with both of their best friends. ¬†When Emilee’s friend had to cancel, Matt told his friend (and soon to be Best Man) that he wasn’t able to come ūüôā ‚̧ So this turned into their first date! ¬†Dollar taco’s and two Dollar Margaritas a few days after Valentines Day, is now a yearly tradition! ‚̧ ¬†Since that night they talked every day and in August they will become husband and wife!

Emilee and Matt share a love for the outdoors, hiking, skiing, four wheeling etc! ¬†When they first started dating Matt would take Emilee for a four wheeler ride to see the sunset ‚̧ and it became something they would do together often so we had to incorporate that in their engagement! ¬†I had so much fun with y’all at The Farm! ¬†Thank you for choosing us to document this moment in your lives! We cannot wait for your wedding day!! ‚̧

“I love her fun, crazy energy and that she always wants to do something. Emilee always sees the good in people, and always does things to make others happy. She makes me want to be a better person” ~Matt

I love his motivation to be better in everything he does.¬†I love that I can be myself around him (I can be dressy or in barn boots, I can be nerdy and “cool”, he let’s me watch Christmas movies on November 1st just because he knows it makes me happy) and he still loves me despite my flaws” ~Emilee ‚̧ ‚̧¬†

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Syracuse Engagement | The Farm | Sean & Brianna

She was out for her birthday with her sisters, sent on a “scavenger hunt” by Sean going to three different locations to celebrate! ¬†They ended at Kelly’s Bar & Restaurant¬†where Sean was awaiting Brianna’s¬†arrival. ¬†She entered Kelly’s to find Sean standing there, he got down on a knee and asked her to be his wife!! ¬†He had arranged all of their family and friends to be upstairs to celebrate right after…”So thankfully she said YES!” Sean says ūüôā ¬†Love how much thought and preparation he put into his proposal, so sweet!

The evening was filled with laughter with these two at The Farm last week for their engagement session! ¬†Thank you both for coming out, I loved getting to know you more and cannot wait to witness y’all say I DO! ‚̧ Here are a few moments captured from your¬†session.

We had to include their fur baby for a few shots…

They genuinely make each other so happy, just loved how much fun they have together.  

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Sterling NY Wedding | Tiffany & Kyle

Four and a half years ago Tiffany & Kyle were out fishing¬†at the same time on a long wooden dock. ¬†Tiffany baited her hook, swung back her line, and caught herself the man of her dreams, literally!!! Kyle had to get 3 stitches, but it was well worth it because he got the love of his life in return! ¬†‚̧ Now this story is one for the books!!! ‚̧

Kyle and Tiffany were married a few weeks ago in Sterling, NY. ¬†They share a love of running, which was¬†incorporated throughout their wedding day. ¬†A REAL passion for running-they ran the Mountain Goat the following day!!! From all the unique & creative details, to running their first mile as husband and wife it was a wedding we loved witnessing and being a part of. ¬†Cylinda¬†met¬†Tiffany & Kyle 3+ years ago¬†when they¬†all worked at the Olive Garden and she always loved them¬†together so we couldn’t¬†have been more honored to be chosen to document their first day as husband and wife!!!

Here are a few moments from their wedding day! Thank you both for having us document your love story! Love and Appreciation ‚̧

What an awesome bouquet!! Flowers from Solawoodflowers.com and put into bouquets by Tiffany!

Isn’t she the cutest! ‚̧¬†

Tiffany teared up in the car just seeing Kyle from behind moments before coming face to face with each other for the first time today.  Such a sweet first look.  Just loving these moments. 

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Just in time for some romantic rain shots! 

Then it started pouring, but that wouldn’t hinder the joy of today!

Just a few #funfamilyformals ‚̧¬†

So many cute & creative details went into their day.  Tiffany and Kyle made all of the clay shoe centerpieces together! So sweet. 

And the BEST pizza from Toss ‘n’ Fire!¬†

After their first kiss as husband and wife they took their first mile run as husband and wife! Such a perfect day! Thank you for visiting, follow us on Instagram and Facebook and thank you to everyone who helped make their day special!

Wedding Location : Sterling Creek Campground 

Hairstylist: Crystal Peters, Owner of Experience Salon

Make-up Artist: Katie Parry

Flowers: Solawoodflowers.com

DJ: Mike Duplessis

Caterer: Toss n Fire Pizza

Invitations: CNY Racing LLC

Photographer: Cylinda B Photography

Skaneateles Lake Engagement | Lauren & Jeff

He first noticed her infectious smile and she loved his sense of humor the day they met through mutual friends, 5 years ago.   On December 3rd after finding that perfect Christmas tree Jeff got down on one knee and asked Lauren to be his wife and they will say I DO come October!!

I fell in love with this proposal as this too is has been an¬†annual tradition of my husband and I’s! ¬†I knew from the moment I met these two that I had to be a part of documenting their love story!! They truly are best friends, they share so many of the same interest, have a love for traveling, snowmobiling, golf, family/friends, camping and most of all a beautiful love for each other.

What a beautiful way to start my Spring engagement season at Skaneateles Lake. ¬† Here are a few moments captured from their engagement session! ‚̧ Thank you so much for having us be a part of your love and marriage! ‚̧ Cylinda B

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“I love that he is super motivated and passionate, his personality is one of a kind and he makes me feel like the luckiest girl in the world with his thoughtfulness” ~LaurenSkaneateles Lake Engagement, Skaneateles Engagement, Syracuse, Wedding, Photography, Engagement, Photos, Cylinda B Photography, 4

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“I love that she is always willing to help others before herself, she’s so lovable and we share a lot of commonalities.” ~JeffSkaneateles Lake Engagement, Skaneateles Engagement, Syracuse, Wedding, Photography, Engagement, Photos, Cylinda B Photography, 6 Skaneateles Lake Engagement, Skaneateles Engagement, Syracuse, Wedding, Photography, Engagement, Photos, Cylinda B Photography, 3

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What Charities Should We Donate To?

It has always been in my heart to give back, but last year I blinked my eyes and it was over, have you had one of those years?!?  It was an amazing/crazy/full and blessed year between Cylinda B Photography and buying/renovating our home and I am beyond grateful.  However, it was the moment I sat down with my accountant that I realized I didn’t give back as much as I would have liked to in 2016.  Its been hovering over my head and weighing heavy on my heart that I need to be more aware this year, of course this is easier said then done, especially now when we have our first child on the way!!! I am sure life is only going to get busier, between our business, and watching, nurturing, and learning how to raise our little miracle!

SO a great idea came to me last night while watching the amazing Shark Tank that I have been binge watching throughout pregnancy ūüôā¬† What if a percentage of my print sale proceeds went to a charity that my clients choose!?¬† This way when I do Cylinda B Photography‚Äôs books at the end of each month I can write checks to the charities clients chose.¬† It would fit into my day-to-day operations and the year won‚Äôt pass me by as it has in the past! Awesome idea, right!?!

So this is where I need you! I plan to choose a mix of local, national and international charities and I am reaching out to y’all to get ideas and input on the best charities. I have a few listed in the poll below, feel free to add to the list!


After receiving input I will then integrate a question and drop down menu of 5-10 charities on my ordering form for clients to choose where they would like the donation to go.  Finally, at the end of the month I will take a percentage of the prints sale proceeds from lifestyle client orders and put that towards the charities they chose!  I am so excited to get started and absolutely appreciate your input!!

Please VOTE and share using the social media links below!

Thank you so much for your help and for visiting us here!

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Village of Baldwinsville Engagement | Melissa & Jerryl

On November 5, ¬†2011 they both were at a collage party. ¬†He¬†spotted her¬†from across the room and knew he had to talk to her but couldn’t get up the nerve right away.¬†¬†However,¬†with some encouragement from friends Jerryl worked up the courage to introduce himself to Melissa, the girl with a¬†smile he noticed immediately, the girl he had to meet. ¬†A casual pizza date, with hours of conversation later they connected and¬†their relationship began.

Just over five years later on December 22, 2016, it was a wintery day in NYC, all the storefronts¬†were decorated for the holidays and the city was lit with millions of lights. ¬†They walked hand in hand through Central Park talking about their upcoming years aspirations, goals, and talked about¬†doing a bucket list. ¬†Sitting on a bench in Central Park Jerryl then told Melissa that¬†wherever they may travel or anything they will¬†do in life that he wants to always do it together. ¬†He got up off that bench and down on one knee and asked her to marry him!! ‚̧ ‚̧

Isn’t that just a sweet sweet love story? I am so excited to have a small part in telling it for these two genuine, loving souls. ¬†The morning of their engagement session was filled with laughter, joy, and love. ¬†I thought it was fitting to start it off with a walk through the park to reminisce that day in Central Park ‚̧

Thank you so much for choosing us to be a part of this new adventure in your lives! Here are a few moments captured! xo Cylinda
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“I love her smile, patience, and how she’s goofy with me. I love how she is always looking towards the future and how she puts things into perspective.” ~Jerrylbaldwinsville-engagement-red-mill-inn-syracuse-engagement-photos-cylinda-b-photography-2 baldwinsville-engagement-red-mill-inn-syracuse-engagement-photos-cylinda-b-photography-3 baldwinsville-engagement-red-mill-inn-syracuse-engagement-photos-cylinda-b-photography-4

“Jerryl is truly my best friend. He makes me laugh on my hardest days and loves me unconditionally. He has a big heart and would do anything to make me happy. I love his determination and perseverance.” ~Melissabaldwinsville-engagement-red-mill-inn-syracuse-engagement-photos-cylinda-b-photography-6 baldwinsville-engagement-red-mill-inn-syracuse-engagement-photos-cylinda-b-photography-7baldwinsville-engagement-red-mill-inn-syracuse-engagement-photos-cylinda-b-photography-20 baldwinsville-engagement-red-mill-inn-syracuse-engagement-photos-cylinda-b-photography-9 baldwinsville-engagement-red-mill-inn-syracuse-engagement-photos-cylinda-b-photography-8 baldwinsville-engagement-red-mill-inn-syracuse-engagement-photos-cylinda-b-photography-10

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Syracuse Cake Smash | Max is One!

What a perfect afternoon meeting this beautiful family and documenting Max’s first year! ¬†He slowly, and seriously ate his cake and kept us smiling the whole time!!

Here are some moments captured during their session! Thank you so much for having me document this moment in your lives! xo Cylinda

I call this Max’s model face! ‚̧ Such a beautiful family!!

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