About - cynthiawoernerphotography

Cynthia Woerner 

                                            My Story

My photography journey began as a young girl. My grandfather was a great photographer and woodworker. He recognized my creative drive and was the first one to put a Nikon camera in my hands. I was fascinated by the whole process of creating an image. It was the days of loading film, hand measuring the light, capturing the subject, and developing the film and prints in my home darkroom.

I spent two years at Stephens College in Missouri studying photography with a treasured professor and mentor who had apprenticed under Ansel Adams and Minor White. She was tough and pushed me hard to re-think my methods and tried so hard to slow me down and force me to take more time to see the image. I wasn’t allowed to use my trusty 35mm Nikons but instead I was thrusted into the world of large format cameras. It was challenging and frustrating but I moved forward in my deeper understanding of the process.

The west had won my heart as a child and it was time to strike out and find my story. It was Jackson Hole Wyoming that first drew me in. I took time off from school to explore this wild world of mountain life. I photographed my first weddings and portraits there. I learned the balance of combining beauty and capturing the spirit of the moment. Still to this day when I return to Jackson to photograph an event it’s a re-boot for the creative soul.

It was time to push my knowledge further and refine my technical knowledge. I decided to finish my photography degree in the Fine Arts program at the University of Utah. This is where I tried my first digital camera, a Nikon D1. I couldn’t fathom it ever replacing film but I knew there was a whole lot more to learn with this new medium. It was becoming more about the technical aspect and learning to edit in photoshop instead of in the darkroom. From the university I gained a launch pad into the revolution that was about to happen to photography.

After graduation I held photography jobs in photo labs, journalism, travel and event photography, and the one shaped my next step in life, ski and sports photography. I moved to Park City Utah where for nearly a decade I worked at Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley Ski Resort, and the Utah Olympic Sports Park photographing skiing, ski jumping, bobsleds, slope side portraits, and corporate groups.

As the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics approached I decided to leave all those part time photography jobs and commit myself to my freelance business. I was fortunate enough to work for one corporate client throughout the Olympic games and had unparalleled front row access with my clients.

For the past 25 years I created imagery set in the in the extraordinary scenery that is Park City Utah. There are the many families I photographed on their life journeys from their weddings to their family portraits and children's high school senior sessions. There are the corporate and business clients, some of whom I have been working for since my first days in Park City. I have worked hard to develop professional relationships over the years with all the lodge event planners, church coordinators, and local and national businesses that frequent the Park City area. I love their trust in my services and that they know exactly who and what they are getting when they hire my services.

Most recently, I moved to Whidbey Island Washington to start down a new road for my photography business. Beauty surrounds me here and I look forward to capturing the world around my lens. Building a new business in a new market is exhilarating and drives me to improve every time I take a photo. I am fortunate to continue to work in all three locations of Jackson Hole, Park City, and Whidbey Island. My journey is still being written and I look forward to this next adventure.

Photography Services and Products

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY that captures the perfect mix of gorgeous portraits, candid moments, and the spirit of each individual wedding. I have spent nearly 30 years photographing every type of wedding and I still get excited to be the one to capture this momentous occasion.

PORTRAITS  No group or family is too big or too rowdy for me as I am well versed at capturing the joy of family and organizing the large group portraits. I love working with children, capturing the magic of newborn babies right up to the the high school senior in that moment in time before they step out into their journey. 

GROUP EVENTS including large corporate group portraits and gatherings. I have learned to shoot while doing all of the activities that the area offers…skiing, snowmobiling, biking, bobsledding, golfing, kayaking,  fishing and much more! Ask about onsite printing services for any function. 

COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY that includes architectural photography, aerial photos, product shots, sporting events and promotional events. I use my  excellent problem solving skills to tackle any photographic challenge until I achieve a perfect result.

PHOTOGRAPHIC PRODUCTS Being a photographer isn't just about taking a quality image.  Each image is professionally edited to create the best photo it can be. My years of experience in Photoshop and design allow me to provide my clients with all the latest products. I will guide you on selecting the best photos, how they can be edited, and help you decide on what products work for you. And if you need to add Aunt Clara to the wedding family photo I can do that too!


Partial List of Clients include Morgan Stanley, American Express, Putnam Investments, Kaiser Family Foundation, Sundance Film Festival, Destination Services Corporation, Volkswagen, Screen Actors Guild, Talisker Corporation, East West Partners, Unique Beginnings Wedding Planning, Done To Your Taste Catering and Events, Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley Ski Resort, Park Meadows Country Club, Kimball Art Center, 2002 Salt Lake Organizing Committee, Utah Olympic Sports Park, Vogue Magazine, Shape Magazine, 2000 Tour De France, Sotheby’s International, Evolution Design, Yukon Construction, PetZen and DogTread Products …and countless families and happy new couples.


“What an incredible job you did in photographing our wedding. I’ve been mesmerized by the pictures, looking at them for hours on end every single day since you dropped them off, as has my family. You really were able to catch some priceless moments and you delivered exactly what I was hoping to receive. I truly cannot thank you  -Madeline, bride

“Our photos are absolutely spectacular! You did an outstanding job of capturing every moment of our special day. We never even realized you were taking photos! Thank you for all your hard work and professionalism! You were great to work with from start to finish. You are truly awesome at what you do! Haley and Scott, bride and groom

“Cynthia, you were fantastic with our guests for the Salt Lake Olympic games. They were all so pleased with the efforts you made to stay with them through the skiing, snowmobiling, the parties and all the Olympic events, even when the days were so long! You were professional, friendly, and the photos are exceptional. Our guests couldn’t be more pleased to have the incredible memory of the games in photos.” Tiffany, Morgan Stanley event planner

“Thanks so much for your beautiful photos. I appreciate your hard work knowing how busy you were throughout the festival. The photos really capture the spirit of the festival!” Virginia, Sundance Film Institute

“Big Wags Cynthia - Thank you so much for helping us put together an amazing video! We are so excited to share it!!” Krista Wickens, Co-Owner/Founder of PetZen and DogTread Products

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