Photography by Cynthia Strain
Welcome! Thirty years’ worth of photographs are gathered here for your enjoyment or purchase. Most are from the Highlands area (western N.C.), where I have lived since 1982. Additionally, there are images from the American Southwest, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Florida, Kenya, Mexico and Guatemala. While I am basically a nature photographer, my subject matter covers the waterfront, with landscapes, wildlife, birds, flowers, portraits, and abstract subject matter.
Prints are available on standard photographic paper, rag paper, watercolor paper or canvas. Giclee prints are of the highest quality with archival inks and acid-free paper. At Mill Creek Gallery & Framing we offer all framing options, including gallery wrap for canvas photos (or paintings), so please inquire. These images will look different on every computer monitor. Be assured that all prints are made with attention to color, saturation and light so that no matter how they may appear on your monitor, they will look beautiful on your wall.
Stock photography is also available for advertising, print or web usage. I have far more photos than can be placed on this web site, so if you have a specific need, please contact me.
Wedding, family and individual portraiture in a natural setting is available (in the Highlands/Cashiers area only). Please contact me for more information and pricing. Packages start at $350 and go up to $1500.
Aerial photography services in the Highlands-Cashiers area are provided as well--shoots generally cost $450 to $600, including prints.
My latest book, "Highlands Through the Seasons," is a 192-page coffee table book that celebrates the beauty of Highlands. It is priced at $49.50 and will be available at Mill Creek Gallery & Framing as well as select retail outlets in Highlands and vicinity. Click on the link to see a preview of images.
I hope that the passion and wonder that I felt when making these photos translates to something that moves your heart and stirs your soul.
- Cynthia Strain