About Cynthia


Los Angeles based photographer, Cynthia C. Peterson, has a passion for capturing decisive images that tell the insight and emotional stories of people and relationships. Under her photojournalistic watch, these moments that unfold organically so that her photos convey the unique beauty of her subjects. Most of Cynthia's work uses all natural light and is on location. As a native third generation Californian, she knows Southern California and its surroundings very well. This makes it easy to find a variety of incredible backdrops for photography all year round.

Whether you are looking to record a personal or family milestone, creatively document a special event for posterity or engage Cynthia for a commercial or lifestyle shoot, she is skilled at personalizing the experience leading to authentic and representative images of the day, the mood or the assignment.

Photography has been Cynthia's love since childhood, documenting her own family's ambitious station wagon vacations to the four corners of North America (literally) with her plastic film camera. Upon graduating from UCLA, she expressed this very same creative side by pursuing the world of advertising and design. She found both the creation and execution of spot-on messages on both regional and national campaigns for powerhouse clients such as Nestlé, Coldwell Banker, Kaufman and Broad, and Disney successful and exhilarating

Cynthia's passion for photography grew through her travel to remote regions of Indonesia, Morocco, Tunisia, Kenya, Tanzania, China, and Alaska. These travels inspired her to return to the idea of doing photography professionally. She has recently returned from trips to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Turkey, Iceland, and the Maldives, continuing to pursue that passion. Her unique perspective and background has prepared her for this life as a photographer and her own energetic and busy children continue to inspire her with their exuberant personalities, intelligence and humor. The storytelling that she does today continues to be informed by the skills honed as an art director in advertising earlier in her career.

When not busy with photography or family, Cynthia likes to prep for her next crazy adventure, play volleyball, or hike and connect with friends.

Please email cynthia@cynthiacpphotography.com with questions about pricing and to book your next project.