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Finally, I get to blog some of the images from my recent trip to Bavaria. This past May, I visited my brother who currently lives in Freising, Germany while finishing his Master Degree in Economics. We got to spend a really great time together; with lots of laughter, and remembrance of our childhood. We also did quite a bit of exploring in Bavaria, and visited a few towns and cities, such a Munich, Freising, Regensburg, Dachau, Fussen, and other towns along the Romantic Strasse.

Even though I lived in Europe for a year, I always yearned for the opportunity to go back now that I can express my views of a place via my photography. During this trip, I took on a bit of the genre of street photography; which fascinates me so much.  I, also, got to know the bavarian culture with their beer, pretzels, schnitzels, and beautiful bavarian outfits; which they wear with pride. Loved how people let us sit with them on a beer garden, embraced in conversation with us. And thanks so much for the random strangers that let me photograph them on request… gotta love to make a young bavarian couple kiss in the middle of their county fair!

Here are some of my favorite images my time in Bavaria, all taken with my Canon EOS 3, and the 35 mm film Portra 400. Scans by Photovision. More images from Italy and Austria to come…

I will be soon be adding some of these images to my Fine Art Prints Shot for sale here.



Dachau Concentration Camp


Romantic Strasse

My Brother

So thrilled when I have returning families for Custom Families Sessions. I get to see how much the kids have grown, and what everyone is up to these days. I photographed the Kirke Family a few years ago; and this time they came back to me to mainly capture memories before their oldest daughter left for college, which is a big milestone in any family.  Spending the afternoon with this family of 6 at the beach was so much fun; but it was also a bit emotional. Walking back at the end of the session; the girls and I found a beautiful pocket of flowers and beautiful light, and we shot them in there. So pretty!

Take me on your summer adventures, and we will make magic happen, you won’t regret it!

Images taken with Canon 5D Mark III and Canon EOS 3 with Porta 400. Scans by Photovision.

Not sure if you know, that I have been living in the US for almost 10 years now; and away from my home, Panama, for 13 years now. To this day, I still feel homesick; and when I do, I find comfort in either calling my loved ones (my parents, brothers, aunts, cousins, etc); and/or cooking Panamanian food. With this said, I know what it feels like to live far away from the home where you grew up. And I know what it feels like to build a home of your own, in a new place.

When the beautiful mom in these pictures contacted me, and told me she was in Almaden Valley, where she grew up, for a visit with her daughter and husband to her parents’ ; and really wanted pictures at their home; I immediately understood the nostalgia, and why she wanted them there.  She lives out the country, and she was here for a short visit; so I am glad we made it work.

The moment I walked into her parents home, I realized how unique their place was. It had the most beautiful back garden, with gorgeous succulents, and even a full grown orange tree. It also had access to beautiful grass field. But beyond that, I saw the loved her parents had for their granddaughter, daughter and son-in-law. And I was on a mission capture the most amazing memories for them.

See some of my favorites from their session, from my heart to yours…

I have been honored to photograph these boys, ever since big brother was even in his beautiful mom’s belly (click here to see her stunning maternity session). It was pretty neat to experience the new dynamics of this gorgeous family, now that they are a family of 4.  So much joy!  Times goes by, and after taking pictures of family, after family, I can’t believe my luck, to be able to become almost a documentarian of these familys’ life milestones. Thanks so much Struiksma Family for trusting me to capture these precious moments, of your new baby’s firsts. XOXO

These was a hybrid session. Photographed in both Digital and Film format.

Intimates by Cyntia Apps, a photography project I have been working on for over 6 years now, is officially open for business, as my new photography brand.

Intimates by Cyntia Apps is my take on boudoir photography. It’s my intend to create classy, subtle, romantic, happy images of women in every stage of their lives. I have photograph the young woman that is about to get married; the woman that was broken hearted after a long term relationship; the happily married mother of two kids; the recently divorce after 10 years of marriage; the sophisticated high power woman, who is also a grandma. Every experience has been a celebration for these women.

The reason behind creating a new brand, that is faithful to my aesthetic as a photographer (natural lit, happy, heartfelt images) is that I thought it was important to detach my family lifestyle work from my boudoir work. I just didn’t feel it was appropriate to post and market pictures of  kids and families, besides half dressed beautiful women.

Although these brands might cross over in the future via my usual marketing mediums, including this blog (my voice); you will have to visit my www.intimatebycyntia.com website, or follow my @intimatesbycyntia Instagram account to see my current boudoir work, and offers.

A very special thank you to all the amazing women that have contributed in one way or other to this project. From modeling, and opening their hearts to me; to graphic design, marketing; and web design work. Xoxo

To celebrate my new brand opening, I will be gifting a 6 x 6 Bedside Album (a $500 value) with your session if booked by May 31st. Celebrate your body, Celebrate YOU!