MEET the TEAM

About the dream team behind our quality images.

vibrant & candid, yet timeless & romantic

We offer full wedding packages, including but not limited to: photography, videography, professional editing, online proofing, and coverage.

Our Style

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.

Our Workflow

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 here to fill out a contact form, and we will get back to you shortly with our availability.

Our Approach

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

 

Cathy Rong
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.

Christian Germoso
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.

Tinara Kohlbrenner
Associate Photographer

Tinara is an Upstate NY Native, and has been photographing love stories for about a decade. Obsessed with storytelling and emotive prompts to highlight your belly laughs, tearful smiles and of course your love for each other. When she is not photographing couples, she works closely in the next stages of life, with portraits and families.

When she isn’t working at all she is easily found at her local pizza parlor or coffee shop for a nice cup of Matcha!

Madison Neumann
Associate Photographer

Madison is a Philadelphia area raised photographer, primarily servicing the northeast. Growing up with an artistic background, she picked up a camera at the age of 16. With a background in fashion photography, Madison brings a unique, editorial flare to her wedding approach. With a mix of strong posing when appropriate and photographing all of the candid moments in between.

Her passions lie in weddings, fashion, marketing, social media, family, good food, and a good trip to the antique store.

Anette Padilla
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 post-editing process

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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where we’ve been

Shanghai

China Travels

New York

New York City Hall Elopement

Washington, DC

Coming soon!

Iceland

Coming soon!

Cuba

Coming soon!

San Francisco

California Wedding

Philadelphia

Coming soon!

Japan

Coming soon!

based in manhattan, new york – available worldwide

Ready for the ultimate double date?