Our photography style is vibrant and candid, yet timeless and romantic, reflective of the couples we work with. From candids to traditional poses (and everything in between) our goal is to give you a full narrative of the day through our crafted images.
A seamless duo, Cathy and Christian oversee all aspects of production and final delivery. Cinder and Co. is dedicated to creating a genuine and EASY experience for you- with charismatic professionalism, timely correspondance and regular updates. No ghosting here! Click hereto fill out a contact form, and we will get back to you shortly with our availability.
We pride ourselves in doing things differently.
At Cinder & Co, we are actively involved in your photography experience, from the initial inquiry and phone consultation, to the photoshoot, and the final delivery of your images; a complete end-to-end service. Our approach is driven by your unique story, your personal interests and style preferences. We are driven by your personality and love story, so that we are able to deliver images that are reflective of you. Each story is unique, and our approach is honest, timeless, and distinctly authentic.
Cathy and Christian
Co-Founder, Director of Operations
Cathy Rong is a California born artist obsessed with organization and chasing light. With her background in live music and fashion photography, Cathy brings a unique perspective to the everyday medium. Her work has been featured in Vogue Taiwan, Love What Matters, How He Asked, and Refinery29.
Fun fact: she gave a TED talk about photography at 17!
Loves: a good picnic spot, alien movies, Yelp reviews, empty thrift stores, sunlight through windows, a busy kitchen.
Co-Founder, Creative Director
Christian Germoso is a New York native obsessed with chasing light. With his knowledge of the city, he strives to capture epic images in addition to providing couples with a genuine experience. His work has been featured in the New York Times and How He Asked, in addition to other publications. In his free time, Christian also works with startups and small businesses.
Fun fact: he has belts in Jeet Kune Do, Muay Thai and Sanshou.
Loves: an unexpectedly good film, meaningful conversation.
Rachel Rodgers is a Boston and New York-based wedding photographer. She has been documenting love stories for five years now. Her style is photojournalistic and candid; capturing the romantic, the sappy, the goofy and everything in between. When she’s not photographing couples, you can find her shooting portraits for musicians and families. And two must-knows: She’s definitely not afraid to get down on the dance floor with you and will definitely accept your offer to try your wedding cake.
Raised in Massachusetts but in the NY area for 8 years, Grace brings a photojournalistic eye. Her goal is to tell the story of your wedding day – and your love – through photographs, in an unobtrusive and relaxed way. She will definitely cry at the toasts and her favorite part of the day is hearing your vows to each other. When she’s not photographing, you can usually find me procrastinating working out, wandering Manhattan, and/or making best friends with strangers.
Social Media Manager
Anette Padilla, Cinder & Co’s Social Media Manager, has a passion for storytelling and community building across social platforms. She is an outdoor enthusiast from Southern California that loves traveling the country in her RV. In her free time, you’ll likely find her hiking, planning her wedding, or binging TikTok for new trends.
Fun Fact! She was awarded Photography Student of the Year in High School.
Our editing style is modest and organic – a beautiful and honest representation of your day. All of our post-editing is done in house by our creatives, consistent with our vibrant, timeless, true-to-color aesthetic.
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