I hadn’t thought about it until the New Year passed, but realized 2016 was quite a year!  A lot goes on behind the scenes that you might not know about. We had some challenges, new beginnings, and exciting milestones! Here is a list of what I would consider my top 10 moments from the past year. 1. I […]

Last week I had the privilege of capturing one of my OLD middle school girls at our church, who is now going to be a SENIOR this year at Sunrise Christian Academy– Miss Hope Eckley! She is actually the middle of three Eckley girls. I shot her oldest sister Morgan a couple years ago, and look […]

Presenting Mr. and Mrs. Fisher! Taylor and Brock were married last month at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Wichita, KS. If we ever shoot in a church, my preference is Cathedral. Even though the light can be a bit difficult, they are known to have some of the most beautiful high ceilings, arches, murals, stained glass and statues. There […]

I have decided to officially change the business name from Sweetpea Photography to Cynthia Whiteside.   Ever since Mandi Mitchell, a wedding and family photographer in Georgia, urged me months ago to change the business name to my own name, it has been on my mind. I even put out a survey if you remember on Facebook asking about the […]

Meet Tyler and Tarah! This couple was so easy and fun to work with. We did their engagement session at the same location that their wedding will be at– Fulton Valley Farms in Towanda, KS. We had quite a gang with us too! Tyler’s mom, Tarah’s mom and Tarah’s best friend came holding tissues, extra […]

Last week I got to spend time getting to know this fun couple, Jessica and Austin! Their engagement was a long time coming after the couple had dated for six years. They were easy to work with, and had some cute fishing ideas and poses that we incorporated! Their engagement session took place at the venue where […]

I first shot for Sarah and Don Morrow at their WEDDING back in 2012- crazy! Now, they are hosting a foreign exchange student named Michal from Krakow, Poland, who wanted his senior pictures taken here in America before returning home. He has been here for almost one year, attending Southeast High, and will have two more years […]

I met this sweet young woman a little over a week ago at Botanica Gardens in Wichita. She said she had never had her pictures taken before but I would have never known! And let me tell you. This girl is flawless. Almost no editing was required. Plus she has blue/grey eyes– how cool is that?! […]

This may have been my favorite mini session so far. We always do the holiday themed sessions when those come around, but last month we did a different theme we had never done before: Chef Mini Sessions. I actually got the idea from a little baby book. I knew it would be messy but the […]

So hopefully you have seen by now that we moved! This was a big exciting change that I had been anticipating for months. I was feeling claustrophobic, my props were overflowing and the store I was in (2nd 2 None) also needed the space. It was a bittersweet goodbye but all for the better. When […]

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