Hi, I'm Cher!

I can't wait to meet you, but before I do, here is a little bit about me...

Firstly, let's just get this out of the way: YES, I was named after Cher. My parents loved her powerful and energetic personality! NO, I can't sing...

I started CB Photography right after my second son was born. As a mother of two, I was SO frustrated and disappointed with the portrait studios I had visited in the hopes of capturing my little ones. Hot crowded waiting rooms and rushed decisions left me feeling like I could offer more. 

WAY back when I graduated high school, I turned down a scholarship to pursue an art career. I LOVE art, but my goals of working to help others was paramount. After receiving my Masters degree in Social Work, I was off to work with children in some of the toughest neighborhoods in the state. I loved being a school counselor and working with families / children in a therapeutic setting. After a decade in the field, I had to slowly put that aside to embark on my next adventure: Becoming a mom.

Since I loved art and photography, I started taking pictures of my sons. Often friends and family would ask what studio I had taken them to. Once they realized I was taking them myself, people started "coming out of the woodwork" asking for portraits too! Soon their homes became hot spots for impromptu photo sessions. Word spread quickly and before I knew it, I was my own traveling photography studio!  Finally, my love of art and people was coming together!

I opened a studio soon after in 2008 and never looked back. I have had the pleasure of working with expectant moms, newborn babies, toddlers, birthday cuties, communicants, families; photographing occasions and holidays. It has been SO MUCH FUN and beyond emotionally fulfilling.

After 12 years, I recently closed my studio during the pandemic to focus on time with my now teenage sons. However, I truly miss seeing my favorite families so, I'm back and ready to capture some more wonderful memories together!

Other fun facts: I married my high school sweetheart and we're celebrating our 25th anniversary this year. I spend the most time with my constant shadow and snuggle partner, my "daughter" dog Brookie. I'm an avid snowboarder and recently created my own women's snowboarding group! I ride often with my oldest son as well. I received my black belt in karate after 13 years of training. I enjoy hiking, mountain biking, skateboarding and kayaking. I LOVE nature! Most importantly, I pride myself on being relaxed, understanding and fun!

So, whether it is at your house, a local studio or out in nature, I look forward to working with you (again or for the first time) and would be honored to capture your special moments in pictures forever.

Cher Baldanza

My everything...


“Cher is so professional, accommodating, and personable. I’m a customer for life after having her do my family portraits. The time getting the right shots, her editing, and her customer service is all top notch. You get what you pay for with her photography- and she’s worth every penny!!!”

“Cher has been photographing my girls for years. Her photos and editing are top notch. She's great with young kids and super accommodating, regardless of circumstances. She has super safe protocols that make even the most anxious of parents at ease. 10/10 would recommend her. We're already looking forward to our next session”

“Hands down THE best photographer to capture all special occasions! She has a talent like no other! She knows how to make YOUR ideas come to life and treasure forever! If you aren’t sure what you want, she has so many ideas herself! What I love best is her professionalism! Easy to work with and amazing with children of all ages! She is not so specific like some other photographers! Some photographers make you feel like you’re signing your life away! I highly recommend her!”

“Cher is the best! She has taken THE BEST pictures of our son through all stages. Her appointments are so quick and she gets the perfect shots without testing young kids’ patience! We look forward to going to her studio!”

“I can’t say enough about CB photography! Cher makes our photo sessions such a relaxing and enjoyable experience. She is so amazing with my two rambunctious boys and they really enjoy going for our photos. I am always amazed at how incredible our photos come out. Cher is truly a miracle worker.”

“Cher at CB Photography is amazing! She is so talented and patient. Her work is flawless. I have two boys under the age of 3 and I have done both of their newborn, 6 month, Christmas, and first birthday photo shoots with Cher! I’m always a little nervous before I get there but she always puts me at ease. Cher is truely an amazing artist. You will not be disappointed with her work!”