cynthia clayton photography


Photographs reflect back to us the people and moments that matter most.

They have the power to reinforce our relationships, and strengthen our sense of self.

I have long held a passion for photography. When I was a young girl, there was nothing more exciting to me than a new roll of film, and I loved the anticipation of waiting for my images to develop to see if I was able to capture with my camera what I had envisioned in my mind’s eye. While the experience now is much more instantaneous due to digital technologies, the magic of creating images is still incredibly powerful and satisfying to me.

I minored in Photography in college, and upon graduating, built my career in my major of Communications. Over the years, I have realized that the two are very related - one is storytelling using words, and the other using images.


While I have an appreciation for many different forms of photography, I am particularly drawn to photographing people. I love to capture the essence of a person in a moment, whether it be laughter or contemplation, joy or reflection, strength or vulnerability. There is something unique and changing in each of us, and I love the challenge and process of bringing that out in my subjects - in as enjoyable and complimentary a way as possible.   

If my work suits your style, please get in touch. I would love to collaborate with you to capture the moments and milestones to preserve as keepsakes - reminders to bring a smile to your face every time you see them.

Thanks for visiting!


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