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.

Cylinda B Photography

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. ❤

child photography, mom life, motherhood, want to be a rockstar

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

 

 

Tailwater Lodge Wedding | Altmar, NY | Lauren & Jeff

It was her parents 27th wedding anniversary when Jeff asked Mr. Williams for his daughters hand in marriage in November 2016.  A month later while they were out picking out the perfect Christmas tree to put in their home that year when Lauren turned around to find Jeff on his knee proposing to her to spend the rest of their lives together as husband and wife.  Two weeks ago they got married at St. Mary’s of the Lake in Skaneateles, NY and celebrated with their family and friends at the beautiful Tailwater Lodge, in Altmar, NY.

It certainly was a perfect fall day and an amazing way to end our beautiful wedding season!!! Thank you both so much for sharing your day with us, we loved being a part of your love and marriage.  We hope you love some of the beautiful moments captured. Love and Appreciation. ~Cylinda and Chelsea
Such a cool groomsmen gift! You are STUNNING, Lauren! ❤  Love this moment!  The moment Jeff was attacked by a fly…or bee? lol
❤ They are both blessed with wonderful parents that have shown them love, commitment, long & strong marriages and I am sure much more. Sometimes we just have to be goofy!   Joy Salmon fishing!  We had to breath through our mouths 😀 but couldn’t beat the view! Thanks for toughing it out! ❤  Laughter…Happiness…Romance… Surprise firework show!!!! 

Big thank you to everyone who helped make their day so special!

Ceremony Venue: St. Mary’s of the Lake

Reception Venue: The beautiful Tailwater Lodge

Hair Artist: Hair By Becky 

Make-up Artist: Green Beauty Bliss – Erica Abdo

Bakery: Geddes Bakery

Florals: Gorgeous Florals by Erie Way Flowers

DJ: Jack Tiebor from Jammin Beats

Videographer: Racheal Morrow

Wedding Gown: Purchased from Spybaby Bridal

Photographer: Cylinda B Photography

 

A Traditions at the Links Wedding | Syracuse, NY | Jamie & Mike

It was a perfect fall day a few weeks ago when Jamie & Mike became husband and wife at the beautiful Dewitt Community Church!  They celebrated with family and friends at Traditions at the Links.  Tearful vows, great dance moves, & their beautiful daughters there to witness their parents love and marriage just made this day perfect.

Thank you so much for having us document your love and marriage!! We had so much fun!! So much love and appreciation!

Jamie’s grandmothers ring (now her wedding ring) inside the wings of a butterfly that came from her mothers wedding bouquet ❤ Two cute Momma’s!
A gorgeous group of girls!!! I am just in love with these moments of Jamie with her beautiful daughters….couldn’t just pick one.   Jamie’s daughter and niece playing with Jamie’s accessories ❤  I just loved witnessing Jamie be a beautiful Mom today.  Comforting her sweet girl.  Just loved Poppop!!priceless reactions of seeing Jamie all ready!! Mike is a huge Lord of the Ring fan, all the guys wore gold rings on chains today! I have never seen the movie so figured making a ring around me would work for a pic! Sisters ❤  They have the cutest kids in this family. O M G I choked up watching Mike trying to hold it together when Jamie entered the aisle.. Sweetest family picture.Cutest photo bomber 🙂  Loved the alternating colors!
Chelsea picked out when I showed her this picture that it looks like a lovebird flying up!!!! Beautiful! That moment Mike stopped and yelled to the DJ no this isn’t the right song….I was like OH NO not again! Then a upbeat song came on and they rocked the floor! ❤ Jamie shared the dance floor with her Poppop and Mother who were not able to dance on her Mom’s wedding day together to share the father daughter dance….Tears flowing behind this lens! So sweet! Sweet, beautiful and fun toasts! Happy Birthday Poppop!! ❤  Mike ROCKING the floor! Michael Jackson style! God certainly painted the sky beautifully for these two tonight.

Thank you for visiting! ❤

A Ventosa Vineyard Wedding | Suzanne & Mike

The sun shined bright on this summer-like fall day at the stunning Ventosa Vineyards a few weeks ago where Suzanne & Mike said their vows in front of their closest family and friends.  Their day was filled with love, TONS of laughter, and joy! Suzanne hanging out with her best friend and daughters all morning getting ready for the walk down the isle and Mike tasting beer and playing corn hole at the local brewery everything about today was relaxed, fun and laid back, just how they envisioned.   From practical jokes, Mike’s goofy poses, and awesome dance floor moves Chelsea and I couldn’t stop smiling and laughing all day!

We couldn’t be happier for y’all and hope you had an AMAZING honeymoon!! Thank you so much for having us document today, we hope you love some of the moments captured!

Suzanne was absolutely stunning in her Pnina Tornai gown from Kleinfelds in NYC. ❤ You couldn’t ask for a better ceremony backdrop! 
Such a sweet moment when Mike started tearing up as his daughter and soon to be wife walked down the isle ceremony, made me tear up! ❤ So beautiful! The moment that made my heart drop, Mike says “I can’t do this, emotionally, its too much and started to walk away…I thought he was so overwhelmed with emotion he needed a minute (totally forgetting they told me about this!)  He comes back with this stool for their friend, Dennis, who was marrying them to stand on! 😀 Much Better 🙂
In love with these colors and dresses!!Beautiful kids these two have!!
These two are the cutest! We couldn’t have asked for a better sunset for their takeaway photo!   Thank you so much to everyone who helped make their day so special.

Ceremony & Reception Venue : Ventosa Vineyards

Florists: Stunning flowers by Whistlestop Florist

Bakery: Half Moon Bakery

Hair & Make-up: McKenzie Elizabeth Salon

DJ:  Black Tie Entertainment

Videographer: Black Tie Entertainment

Bridal Gown: Pnina TornaiKleinfeld Bridal, NYC

Bridesmaids Gowns: Spybaby Bridal