Courtney and Ben share a moment at their downtown Grand Rapids engagement session

I don’t normally do engagement sessions in March because Michigan weather can be so unpredictable. However, I am so glad I made an exception for Courtney and Ben because we lucked out with a 75 degree, sunny, beautiful day! Is it a coincidence that it took place on St. Patrick’s Day? We’ll just say it’s […]

When I shoot the most important day of someone’s life, I want it to be absolutely perfect. I want every bride and groom to come away from their wedding knowing that I loved every moment of that day as much as they did. I want them to be confident that I know exactly how to […]

Step back into time with me … back to July, when the sun was shining, when temperatures weren’t in the single digits, and when Kelly and Lee joined together as husband and wife! The tiny details gave this West Michigan wedding an extra something special: the gorgeous detailing on their invitations, Lee’s Spartan-themed cufflinks, the […]

Hidden Vineyard Wedding Barn reception in Berrien Springs, Michigan. Photo by Cynthia Mae Photography, Grand Rapids Wedding Photographer

Now that we’re firmly in the middle of Michigan winter, I love looking back at my summer shoots. Kelsey and Steven brought even more beauty (and love!) to their gorgeous West Michigan wedding venue – and one of my absolute favorites – Hidden Vineyard.  K + S have been together for over a decade, and […]

Ashley and Owen kiss in front of Greencrest Manor in Battle Creek, MI. Photo by Cynthia Mae Photography

This is one of my favorite engagement sessions to date.. not just because the venue (Greencrest Manor) was beautiful, but because Ashley and Owen are my kind of people! I got connected with them through a wedding this past summer. Their kindness radiates almost as much as their love does. I cannot wait for their […]

Marie and Justin kiss in front of Lake Michigan at Warren Dunes State Park

I could NOT wait to share this Warren Dunes State Park engagement session. I can hardly believe these images were taken in late October.. the sunset was stunning. I won’t even tell you that the forecast predicted rain the entire session 😉 Keep scrolling to see the prettiest sunset ever. You won’t be disappointed!

Lauren and Mike walk to the dock to take their bride and groom pictures in Grand Rapids, Michigan Photo by Cynthia Boyle Photography Grand Rapids Wedding Photographer

Last year the world went from 300-person weddings being on trend to suddenly, brides and grooms having to limit the number of guests that attend their big day. Lauren and Mike are one of the many of thousands of couples who had to shift their wedding plans during the pandemic. They were planning for a […]

Bride and groom pose in front of their tented backyard wedding in Michigan image by Grand Rapids Wedding Photographer Cynthia Boyle

First up on this blogging marathon is Kayla + Tom! They decided to have a backyard tented wedding on their families’ property waaaaaay before anyone even heard the word ‘COVID-19’. Yes- this was their plan all along!! Kayla + Tom got to have their dream wedding on August 15 and though it was hot, the […]

[dropcap]Kelsey + Steven [/dropcap]… to know them is to love them!! The first words out of their mouths as they pulled up to their engagement session were “we’re so excited!”. When those are the first words you hear, you know it’s going to be a fun and unforgettable session! These two drove from the east […]

Bride and Groom kiss at their wedding at Gable Hill wedding venue in Marcellus MI, photo by Grand Rapids wedding photographer Cynthia Boyle

[dropcap] Last [/dropcap] Saturday was the first wedding all year that has gone on as planned! We got to celebrate Cammie & Andrew becoming husband and wife!! Let me tell you about this sweet couple.. they started dating in middle school. I mean, who stays together since middle school?! To top it off.. Andrew had […]