A Colloca Estate Winery Wedding | Sterling, NY | Christie & Jeremy

Christie and Jeremy said I do in Sterling, NY a few weeks ago at the beautiful Colloca Estate Winery!  The weather was absolutely beautiful, and the day was filled with love, laughter, heartfelt speeches, beautiful moments, and awesome dance moves!

Thank you both for choosing us to document your wedding day.  We loved being a part of this journey in your lives and we hope you love this glimpse into your wedding day! xo Love and Appreciation ~Cylinda

I absolutely love first looks!! Why not spend more then 5 minutes with your groom alone on your wedding day?  It gives couples some time alone and to enjoy with each other before the craziness of the day begins.  Christie and Jeremy’s first look was so sweet.  Come on! Look how he looks at her!!! “I love Jeremy’s calm and kindness. He truly makes everyone around him feel important and special.” ~Christie❤ ❤ ❤  “I love Christie’s passion for helping people. No matter what people think about the situation, she will do what’s right” ~ Jeremy Mom’s ❤  I have to say Christie’s reaction when announced husband and wife is one of the best and sweetest we have seen!  SO SO SWEET!   Their fur babies!! ❤ Love all the details Christie and Jeremy made and put into their wedding day.   Christie did a brother sister dance, and we loved how excited he was all day for this moment with his sister! ❤
Remember Ali & Mark’s wedding a few years ago!!  Love seeing happy couples at weddings! haha love it!

We wish y’all a lifetime of love and happiness!

Credit to the creative team who helped make their day special!

Venue: The beautiful Colloca Estate Winery & delicious food 😀
DJ: DJ Mike Mike Howell
Flowers: DeVine Designs Florist
Dress: Stunning dress by Grace and Lace
Videographer: So fun working with Stephanie from Video Network Inc. !
Hair & Make-up: Hair by Jamie Boo

Dominican Republic Wedding | Punta Cana | Jill & Danny

We couldn’t have been more excited to photograph our first destination wedding in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic!!  Everything about Danny & Jill’s wedding was absolutely perfect, their love for one another, all their family and friends that came to be a part of it, a dreamy romantic backdrop for the most beautiful ceremony, and all the details put into their wedding!!

Thank you so much for inviting Steve and I to be a part of your wedding and inviting us in so warmly! We cannot wait for our next play date with ICEBERGS! haha  Hope you love a few of our favorites from your day ❤ Absolutely amazing from 1,749 miles away all the personal touches Jill & Danny put into their wedding day!  Is this not one of the most perfect backdrops for a wedding ceremony?!Jill you are absolutely beautiful!  In love with her hand made bouquet filled with so many beautiful sentimental pieces.  The shells were collected over the years, the pearls were her mothers and Danny’s sisters, jewelry placed on it from her mom, family and friends. And the turtles from her aunt, and flowers from her mothers best friend.  So much love and meaning in one bouquet, it really was so so special. Her Dad, so sweet ❤ Can I get married to my hubby again! ❤ 😀  Absolutely loved this part of the ceremony!  The Chinese philosophy on why the ring is worn on the ring finger.  Each finger represents people in our lives, we can pull apart each finger but your ring finger.  It represents our soulmate.  It really was beautiful!

Congratulations you two!!! Thank you again for having us be a part of your wedding day!! ❤

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