A Highland Forest Wedding | Sean & Brianna

The sun shined bright a few weeks ago creating a perfect day for Sean & Brianna’s wedding at The Skyline Lodge at Highland Forest in Fabius, NY.    From the first look, to the ceremony, and throughout their wedding day Sean kept Brianna laughing and smiling, they both just enjoyed every moment today!  We loved the details they put in to make their wedding day special to them, and the fall colors.  It had a relaxed feel that I know Sean & Brianna were hoping for and everyone just enjoyed the evening, full of cheer, love, and some Irish Dancing!

Thank you so much for having us document your wedding day!  We hope you love some of the moments captured!

Love & Appreciation ~Cylinda & Chelsea

Handsome Guy & Sweet Pea inside their rings! So sweet! ❤ Loving these fall colors!  Beautiful custom jewelry box Sean had made for Brianna!Cuff Links from Brianna in remembrance of Sean’s Father. ❤   Brianna absolutely adores her nephews! So happy to have captured a few photos with them before she headed off to become Mrs. Murphy! 
When your wedding party is all your brothers but one. #thelonegroomsmen haha these guys had us laughing all day!LOVED the colors!! Fall is near! First Look!!! So sweet.I don’t know what it is but these two are the sweetest huggers!!! So many hugs throughout their day and I swear they just feel and look so sweet and genuine each time!  I swear you can feel their love and joy by seeing them hug.  Does anyone else who knows them understand what I am saying or am I just crazy? 🙂

Loving this view outside Highland Forest! Eskimo Kisses! ❤  ❤ ❤ ❤ What a gorgeous backdrop for a wedding!   Sean is an owner of Murphy’s Specialized Pastry and all of their family and friends are very familiar with his bakery so he and Colleen wanted to create something unique, so they came up with Wine flavored cupcakes!!! How FUN is that!!?   Beautiful and fun speeches!!  Love these two! We have done a few weddings that they have been at and each one they rock the dance floor and we happily love documenting it!!  We wish y’all a lifetime of love, laughter, and happiness!! Thank you to those who helped make their day special!

Ceremony & Reception Venue : Skyline Lodge at Highland Forest

Bakery: Murphy’s Specialized Pastry

Florist: St. Agnes Florist

DJ: Digital Sound Entertainment

Hair & Makeup: Head’s Up Salon

Photography : Cylinda B Photography


A Dibbles Inn Wedding | Vernon, NY | Amy & Matt

Amy and Matt got married!! They celebrated at the beautiful, new, Cannary Building at Dibbles Inn in Vernon, NY with their family and friends.  Who knew that getting pulled over could lead to a lifetime of happiness!  ❤ 🙂 Seriously, sounds like something out of a movie but Matt pulling Amy over was honestly the start of their relationship a few years ago.

The day was filled with love, joy and laughter.  Their vintage/rustic theme was just beautiful.  Many laughs and some tears from speeches, and so much fun on the dance floor.  Today turned out to be better then they could have imagined and we are so grateful to have been a part of it.

Thank you so much for choosing us to be a part of your beautiful day. We hope you love some of the moments captured. ❤ Cylinda & Chelsea

Such a sweet surprise on Amy’s bouquet from her cousin(aka sister), Kara, in remembrance of her father so he was with her all day.  
Beautiful bride….So excited to see her groom!

Now this is a ride to a wedding!!
“I love that Matt is a very caring & thoughtful person” Amy “I love that Amy will go out of her way so that i can have the best day possible and knows just how to cheer me up” Matt

I think thinks holds true for many people in Amy’s life.  Her smile and laugh can make anyone happy!  She had us smiling all day! ❤ The Cannery Building at Dibbles in was just breathtaking!   ❤ ❤ ❤ Such a sweet Mother & Son dance.  Chelsea and I looked at each other and teared when Matts Mom handed her sons hand to Amys to finish out the song together.  So sweet.
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Big thank you to everyone that helped make their day so wonderful!

Reception Venue: Cannary Building at Dibbles Inn

Ceremony Venue: St. Pauls Church

Hairstylist & Make-up: Stephanie from www.teaseandmakeup.com

DJ: Ryan from Performance DJs CNY He got the dance floor full in minutes! We didn’t even want to leave!

Invitations: Jordan Marcel Designs

Bridal Gown: Maggie Sottero

Groom/groomsmen: A Vittulo


Tailwater Lodge Wedding | Altmar, NY | David & Ashley

They first met in high school, they had the same 10th grade Biology and Gym class but they were just acquaintances.  It was their first month of college when a camping trip would amazingly change their lives almost 8 years ago.  In September of 2015 they went on a hike and David asked Ashley to spend the rest of their lives together ❤

Chelsea & I were giddy all day about this wedding day, their families, their wedding party, the BEAUTIFUL venue, Tailwater Lodge  in Altmar, NY, great/sweet speeches and mostly the love and joy these two have for one another.

I hope you love these moments captured from your wedding day! Thank you so much for having us be a part of this amazing moment in your lives, so much love and appreciation.  ❤ Cylinda & Chelsea

  1. Stunning florals by Creative Florist LOVED the groom and groomsmen attire! Purchased from Macy’s for about the same amount as a rental! When you so give me a GQ pose and they nail it! ❤ ❤
    This venue is amazing!   Another beautiful group of bridesmaids!Sisters ❤  We moved the altar in and out of the tent, would you say 6 times guys? 😀 So happy we decided on the outside!  Thanks Chelsea for grabbing this awesome angle of the kiss!!! ❤  Group Hug! LOVED this moment! David wrote a little note to his bride, it was so so sweet! ❤ “I love her smile & and her late laugh (she laughs at things later than everyone else, like when they’ve already finished laughing she starts laughing). I love that how hardworking she is and that she’s caring and loves her patients.” David “I love his sense of humor; he’s charming and he can make anyone smile and I’m very envious of that. I love that he’s good-natured, he truly appreciates and loves everyone.” Ashley When your shoes are this cute! Ashley is the cutest, sweetest person!Did I mention we LOVED this venue?   If you are looking for a rustic elegant venue for your wedding day!
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Hair: sister Amber from Artistry By Amber!

Make-up: Kim at Innovations

Florist: Creative Florist

DJ: Salt City Sound Machine The amazing, Fun, Jason Paussa!

Turning Stone Casino Wedding | Verona, NY | Jill & Doug

Jill & Doug got married two weeks ago at Turning Stone Casino and Resort and their day was perfect, it even rained at the right moments!!  Alone these two smile, but together their smiles triple.  Looking through moments captured throughout their day happiness filled my heart seeing how happy they make each other, they truly light each other up and it is captured throughout the day!  We couldn’t feel more honored that they chose us to document the day they vowed to spend the rest of their lives together and we cannot wait to see what your future brings.

Thank you so much for having us be a part of today! We hope you love some of the beautiful memories captured ❤ Love and appreciation. Cylinda & Chelsea

One of my favorite moments of today.  Doug reacts to Jill’s letter when he opened it, and the first line of Jill’s letter is noting what his initial reaction would be and he laughed so happily, we all did!  What an amazing thing to witness, a true example on how well two people know each other. I have the most beautiful brides! ❤  I am loving these first looks this year and becoming an advocate of them!! A wedding day is planned for 1 plus years and is over with a blink of an eye, moments and hours a blu.  The first look gives couples time to enjoy together before the craziness of day begins and gives us (as photographers) beautiful moments to capture. I mean look at the excitement on Jill’s face as she approaches Doug! Joy! Romance!Happiness! Cuteness!
Group HUG!! ❤  Another FUN wedding party!
One of my favorite moments from weddings!  The extreme JOY seconds after becoming man and wife! ❤
Not sure if they realized I was stalking them after the ceremony and got to capture this sweet moments!Jill and Doug holding their parents wedding photos then all the happy couples together ❤ The night before at rehearsal Jill & Doug shocked everyone with their surprise officiant, her Uncle Pat!  ❤ Love this moment I stuck around to grab ❤ So many sweet candid moments from today! ❤ God planned for Jill & Doug to spend life together a long, long, long time ago and Kim & Nick’s marriage played the part in the beginning of Jill & Doug’s love story.  Jill’s best friend Kim from high school and Doug’s best friend, Nick from high school were dating and when they got married they paired them up at their wedding to walk down the aisle together almost 4 years ago.  They knew they would hit it off! They played slideshows from their childhoods, love the reaction of Doug here. Don’t worry Chelsea and I, basically new Moms of Sons were balling too!  We hope that our boys will find a beautiful, kind hearted, loving wife like you have ❤    Beautiful speeches!
Another beautiful moment ❤ Do you remember Lindsay & Adam from last year!?!?  So amazing seeing them!! ❤  So talk about down pour rain at the perfect time!?! Thank you Chelsea for amazingly getting soaked so we could catch the down pour before the umbrella arrived from the awesome staff!!!  Why everyone should want a little bit of rain on their wedding day ❤

Thank you so much for visiting and big thank you to everyone who helped make their day so great!

A Genesee Grande Wedding | Syracuse, NY | Jon & Sarah

I love when weddings are so beautiful and love stories are so perfect that they make me cry tears of happiness for the couples and the joining of their sweet families. I cannot tell you how many times I teared up at Jon & Sarah’s wedding last Saturday at The Genesee Grande.  The day was filled with beautiful moments, touching speeches, personal touches, and just PURE JOY .  These two have been together since their freshman year in college about 7.5 years ago and have experienced so many life moments together and it was absolutely amazing to see their excitement and happiness and love for one another throughout their entire day as they became husband and wife!

Thank you both so much for having us be a part of your beautiful wedding day!! We loved every moment and cannot be more grateful you chose us.  So much love and appreciation for y’all!!  We wish you so many amazing years of continued happiness! ❤ Cylinda B Photography Stunning Bride!!! Beautiful, inside & out! These guys were a hoot! Becoming more and more obsessed with the first look!!  Looking from the outside in I feel like it gives the bride and groom good quality and not rushed time together to enjoy the moment and what the day is about!

I would love to hear from any bride and grooms (including y’all) on how the moment felt and what you loved about it?Now that is the reaction any bride would love to see from their soon to be husband on their wedding day! ❤ ❤

I love how happy Sarah is with him! They truly keep each other smiling! ❤ ❤  Look at the way he looks at her!!! ❤  Such a beautiful moment…Just LOVE his excitement as she prno

#funfamilyformals! ❤ 

Info tell already how much fun these two are together, check out their first dance!!!

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They both introduced their parents who made a speech and they were the sweetest introductions…Tear moment!Sarah surprised everyone with her speech in absolutely beautiful Spanish to Jon’s family.  Another tear moment! 🙂

Isn’t she is the cutest!! A beautiful way to end the night with a beautiful moment to themselves on the city street of Syracuse! ❤ 

Thank you so much for visiting and big thank you to everyone who helped make this day so wonderful for this amazing couple!

  • Ceremony Location: Grace Episcopal Church
  • Reception: Genesee Grande – what a beautiful venue with friendly staff and the Vegan dishes were amazing!!
  • Hairstylists- Danielle Leubner
  • Makeup Artist- Danielle Leubner
  • Videographer: Kyle Ridlon-Kyle is always a pleasure to work with and I absolutely adore his passion for what he does! We cannot wait to see what he captured!
  • DJ- Just Push Play Productions
  • Florists- Kathy – Floral Gardens – Absolutely stunning flowers!
  • Bakery/Cake- Cakes by Michele
  • Bridal Gown purchase location : Phia James Wedding
  • Bridesmaids Designer & Purchase Location

    Alfred Angelo, Phia James Wedding

  • Groom + Groomsmen Attire Designer + Purchase Location

    Vera Wang, Men’s Warehouse

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 🙂  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’s 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’t 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!!

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

Cylinda B

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A Turning Stone Wedding | Meg & Chris

Twenty Three amazing love stories this year and what an amazing way to wrap up this amazing wedding season celebrating Meg & Chris at Turning Stone Casino.

What a beautiful day, from the unique details/touches with a vintage theme, special touches, and sweet moments.  We want to thank you so much for including is in your special day! We loved being there and wish y’all a lifetime of happiness. Love and Appreciation.

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Meg’s mother is the absolute sweetest, loved capturing her getting ready.  You can see the love and joy in her moms eyes.turning-stone-wedding-syracuse-wedding-photography-vernon-ny-cylinda-b-photography-9

These shoes though! turning-stone-wedding-syracuse-wedding-photography-vernon-ny-cylinda-b-photography-8

Melt my heart…Such a special moment between these two! ❤ turning-stone-wedding-syracuse-wedding-photography-vernon-ny-cylinda-b-photography-18