I have a few passions in life; My Faith, Husband, family/friends, pups, and of course, photography.
My name is Cylinda and I am wedding and lifestyle photographer based out of Syracuse, NY, serving Upstate + Central NY and other destinations for weddings.
For as long as I can remember, I have had a camera in my hand. I have a great passion for life, and have always loved capturing the moments that I have experienced. I look forward to the day 50 years from now when I can look back at the story told by my pictures.
Aside from capturing everyday life with my point-and-shoot camera, I have always found excitement in photographing the beautiful world that we live in. Whether it be natural things like a tree, body of water, a field, animals or man made things like monuments and buildings, I love taking pictures of it. This excitement and desire for a higher quality picture lead me to investing in my first Canon film camera at age 17.
I had fallen in love with pictures of people while searching for a photographer for my wedding. I was amazed by how realistic the photographs in their portfolios looked. I could feel the love between the couples, the happiness in the families, the purity of a newborn. At that moment, I knew that I wanted to be the one to create memories for other people much like I have been doing for myself my whole life. I wanted to be the one to capture their moments for them to be able to look back on one day.
I am a dog lover. My husband and I have 2 dogs, Chevy & Tremec, we are also car lovers (if the pups names didn't hint that) I love to travel. My husband and I were fortunate enough do a cross country camping trip for our honeymoon and wow, what a beautiful country we live in. Last year I was blessed with an opportunity to sail the Mediterranean in Greece on my best friends, Aunt & Uncle's, boat! I blogged the trip, check it out Sailing Adventure In Greece.
I am passionate about my work and love meeting new people and hearing their stories and documenting their happiness. Whether that be their wedding day, family lifestyle, or pictures of their newborn, creating memories that can be looked back on and passed down to family is the most wonderful gift I can give and that is given to me.
I would love to work with you. Please feel free to call or email me at any time!
One of the happiest moments in my life. Marrying my best friend...
Yes, it poured on our wedding day and it was PERFECT! :)
When I am not photographing amazing weddings on the weekends with Cylinda I am spending time with my beautiful family. I have been happily married to my high school sweetheart for over four years and we just welcomed into our lives our first bundle of joy, Axel Andrew.
I have enjoyed taking pictures for as long as I can remember. When I was little my mother would buy me disposable cameras for our vacations and I was so excited to document every moment of our trips! This excitement led me to taking my first film class in high school and I fell in love, so much that I actually ended up taking the class twice! At high school graduation, my parents gifted me with my first real DSLR camera, a Canon Rebel. I found my passion!
I have been working with Cylinda for 3 years and absolutely love meeting all the beautiful couples and assisting Cylinda in documenting their wedding day. We have had so many amazing, sweet couples with beautiful love stories that I am so happy to be a part of.
I look forward to meeting you on your wedding day!
Thank you so much for visiting! We hope to hear from you soon!
Cylinda & Chelsea