Baby Boy Cake Smash | Syracuse Child Photographer | Roman

We just had to share some photos from Roman’s cake smash!  His Mom wanted to do a few camping theme photos to fit his birthday party theme and then we swapped over to a backdrop that would go great in their home!  I love planning these cake smash sessions, or in Roman’s case, pie smash ;), and its so fun to see what the babies will do when they get the cake!

Hope this brings some joy to your Tuesday afternoon!


Love these groupings!  What a great way to display their different sides of personality while documenting and showing it’s their first bday! ❤ CHOMPERS! Love this smile!
This little guy was on the go!
Clean up ❤ 

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Cake Smash Photo Session | Syracuse Baby Photographer

Does this get you excited for Spring!?!? I cannot wait to watch everything come to life at The Farm!  I have been wanting to blog this session for a long time!! One of my favorite clients that I have been so blessed to be photographing since they were engaged! You may have seen them on my recent blog post Reason 1,051 on Why I Love My Job.

So we had about 30 minutes before the rain started falling and Brooklyn knocked this session out of the park!  I just loved everything about this session.  The clothing choices, accessories, and decorations.  And as a last minute decision we ended the session in a bath 🙂  I hope you love some of these moments captured and it brings a smile to your face as we head into another work week!

melt my ❤ !

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Syracuse Senior Photography | Featuring Sofia !

We are featuring another senior who will be graduating this year, Sofia!!  She was an absolute dream to work with and photograph.  These seniors today look like they stepped out of a magazine, mine did not look like this!! Maybe I should pull them out so people can have a chuckle one of these days 🙂  I am in love with Sofia’s style, how she accessorized, that she got her nails done, and that she chose outfits that fit her personality!  This was such a perfect day at The Farm, take me back to these warm weather days ❤ What will you miss about High School? “snow days, spirit week, and seeing my friends everyday” ~ Sofia  LOVED this answer, I am sure each person out of school misses snow days and has at least one memory watching the school names scroll across the screen, fingers crossed, so much anticipation and then the moment came….your school comes on the television which is followed by jumping with joy in the living room with siblings and calling up friends-yup calling!! no texting in these memories, corded phone or dial up internet that took eternity to connect 😀 ….Oh the memories so vivid, this brings a huge smile to my face 🙂 …memory rant over…❤ ❤ ❤  “I am so excited about going to college, learning more and meeting new people” ~Sofia .  Yup, this was a classic Cylinda B freak out moment…this and the first picture are a few I remember specifically!! Sofia, we wish you an amazing college experience, learn lots, meet great friends and reach for the stars! You will do beautiful things!

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Reason 1,051 on Why I Love My Job

I was preparing for a presentation for an organization I am a part of, PPSCNY  (on a side note, if you are interested in learning more about photography this is a great organization to be a part of to learn and grow-click link PPSCNY to learn more!) and while preparing I dug through my old archives and started reliving sessions of families that have chosen to have me document their life & family since the beginning of CBP and my heart filled with so much joy looking back on moments captured!  This is one of my favorite things about my business, seeing my clients year after year, if not multiple times per year, and watching them grow.  Seeing their lives change, whether getting married, starting a family, growing a family, their babies growing into toddlers, and watching their personalities grow and develop.  I am sure you hear me say it all the time the joy I have for being able to do what I love to do and how grateful I am to each person that steps in front of my camera to document them, their life, joy, happiness and occasional tears!

I wanted to share a few clients that I went through for this presentation and share some moments captured through the years!

This beautiful family won a contest I held when I first started out.  I met them and their sweet baby girl at 3 months old.  Saw her again at 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, a year and a half old, when she got a baby sister, and when her baby sister turned one this past summer.  Watching her grow, her smiles, sassy attitude, her love for her sister grow has been such a blessing.

I met these two sweet humans when they were looking for a wedding photographer.  Seeing their love for each other at their engagement session, saying their vows, being blessed with pregnancy and then meeting their sweet baby girl and documenting her first year of life was incredible.  They also hold such a special spot in my heart. ❤ (ps. I have to blog her cake smash from the summer, it was so perfect!)And another beautiful family who are also close friends to our family.  I Just love watching these girls grow!  I look forward to each year seeing them, and documenting moments between the whole family, they are always so fun!  They are getting so big and are always so so sweet. Cannot wait for the fall to see them again ❤ We all have or at least should have different and our own idea of success so mine is that I get to do what I love every day & spend a lot of time with my sweet baby boy.  That saying we have always heard growing up if you find what you love to do you won’t feel like you work a day in your life applies to me and I have to thank each one of you who continue to have me be a little part of documenting your life that fulfills a part of my life each day.

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Syracuse Senior Photography | Featuring Natalie

On this wintery snowed-in day in Syracuse I thought I would think warm thoughts of The Farm, the wild flower field, newly planted clovers blooming, sunshine, and warm summer breeze, much like Natalie’s senior portrait session!

Natalie was so much fun to work with, her smile and personality shined the whole afternoon.  She is graduating in a few months and will be heading off to college to major in Speech-Language Pathology and minor in dance!  Enjoy a few favorites from her session and I hope this helps you think warm thoughts ❤

What will you miss most about high school? “After I leave high school, I will miss the friendships I have formed over the years.” ~Natalie
I love this patch of wild flowers in our front yard.  It changes throughout the year and is beautiful to watch bloom and grow.   Our new clover field is here! I can’t wait to see what it grows to be in the Spring! And just love this photo of Natalie, so genuine and sweet.
Natalie has a love and passion for dance, so we wanted to incorporate a casual photograph to remember her tap dance high school moments. 

Natalie, I wish you the best as you head off to college this year.  Enjoy each moment, meet great friends, stay in touch with your high school friends, and be YOU, you are such a sweet, genuine, beautiful person! Thank you so much for choosing me to document your senior year.

Warmly,

Cylinda B

Syracuse, NY Senior Portraits | Featuring Ally!

We are so blessed to have met so many amazing students last year who will be graduating this year and making an impact on our future generations!  As we embark on 2018 and all it has to bring we will be looking back at 2017 and featuring a few seniors over the next few months!

Ally had her session at The Farm in July. She is so sweet and the session was so fun!  She graduates this year and is going to college to be a sonogram technician!  She is a natural beauty, here are a few favorites from our afternoon at the studio!

I love adding accessories, it allows seniors to have fun, and shows other sides of their personality…How cute is this hat her mom picked out and brought?!

What will you miss most about your senior year? “I’ll miss seeing my friends every day and being able to hang out with them whenever I want” Ally Ally’s Mother snuck out her Husband’s Camaro so they could gift him this portrait! ❤ The surprise was almost spoiled when he came home to mud on the tires though! 🙂  “I’m excited to meet new people and have fun experiences in college” Ally.  Enjoy every moment, Ally!!  Congratulations, Ally and thank you again for choosing us to document your senior year.  Best wishes.

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I Always Wanted to Be a Rockstar!

I am sure we have all been there, our hands clenched in a fist with that invisible microphone in front of the mirror, or hairbrush in hand jumping on the bed, dancing around the room, belting out our favorite song. And maybe to go as far as imagining a crowd there to see you, chanting, hollering joyfully eager to hear you sing.  Then jumping into the crowd, crowd surfing while you rock out to all your fans! Anyone relating to this yet?!   Oh the childhood imagination at work. 🙂

Well sadly (and gratefully) I found out early on that I was tone deaf and was NOT gifted with a great voice.  I remember the day perfectly…I found my brothers recorder and I decided to sing into it a song I rocked singing, You Were Meant for Me by Jewel. Well sadly my dreams of becoming singer came to a complete crash when I hit the play button, what I heard and what others would hear were evidently different!! So at 13 years old I decided my singing would be nonexistent or should I dare to continue it would be alone with my imaginary microphone.

On June 8th 2017 we were blessed with this beautiful baby boy, Luca and my rockstar self was reborn!


Luca means Light, and he was about a week or two old when I sang to him for the first time, This Little Light of Mine, and he gave me the biggest smile.   Now, it may have been gas but I humbly decided it was because he loved mommy’s singing voice 🙂 He is almost 7 months old and I sing to him often.  Whether we are swinging around the dance floor (our house), cooking to Italian music, morning ABC’s, or rocking him to sleep, I sing shamelessly!  He looks at me and smiles, its calms his tears, helps him fall asleep, and the really silly made up songs can get a giggle.  So although my dream of being a singer was crushed at 13 years old, today I am the best kind of rockstar there can be and I have the best, biggest fan. ❤

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I will end with this quote “Not all of us can do great things but we can do small things with great love.”
~ Mother Teresa

Have a blessed day!

Cylinda B