Friends and family still call me by my childhood nickname “Pinkie”. Mom came up with the nickname after visiting the Huntington Library in San Marino, CA. The short version of the story is that mom saw this large oil painting of a young girl in a flowing white dress with a pink bonnet, the title of the painting was Pinkie, and mom felt a connection with this young girl in the painting. The nickname stuck throughout the years, and there you go.
Oh, by the way, my real name is Cynthia Siokos Sheffer. I’m Greek and Italian which inherently means I have a huge love for family, food and fun. I have two great kids who are now in college, a wonderful husband, and two very dear standard poodles. I love photography and the creative editing process, I love gardening and planting colors schemes, and I dream of the time when I can go back to painting with oils or watercolors.
When I first started shooting, most my subjects were little Cuties and family gatherings. As our kids grew older, I’ve enjoyed creating Senior Portraits, shooting lots(!) of pool-side images for our kids’ water polo and swim teams, and meeting a lot of really inspirational families through Standford Youth Solutions having been a part of their re-branding. I look forward to whatever else comes before my lens in the years ahead.
I have been capturing moments in time since 1992. I hope to capture yours.
Here’s what her clients have to say about working with Pinkie:
Pinkie captures extraordinary smiles and timeless expressions which years later continue to glow from a frame or a wall. Her photographs of my family give me the joy of remembrance. As a father, that is priceless. (Mick, El Dorado Hills CA)
My son, Gustavo, had a great photo session with Pinkie Pictures last week!! Cynthia made him feel so relaxed and the pictures are spectacular!! (Mary, Carmichael CA)
Pinkie tends to get the “real person” captured with the emotion behind the eyes or within the movement of the shot. She has such an easy spirit and gets folks to relax so they take their best photos. We love Pinkie!! (Karen, Carmichael CA)
Cynthia Sheffer, Pink, has been photographing our family for over fourteen years. We enjoy working with her as she is extremely creative, patient and full of life. Her love of photography is shown in her work. Over the years, we have always been pleased with our photographs and look forward to working with her to create the perfect pictures. Pink has captured the milestones of our children’s lives and our family over the years from infants to graduates. The memories she captured on film will always be treasures in our home. We would highly recommend her and feel blessed to have her as our dear friend. (Lori, Gold River CA)
Pinkie took the best pictures of any photographer we have ever used before. We thoroughly enjoyed our photo session and her work exceeded our expectations. We are one happy family. (Phyllis, Folsom CA)