Meet Our Team

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Amara Cinko

Owner & President

Hello! My name is Amara Cinko and I was born and raised in California. I started my wedding planning business, because it was my passion to serve couple’s on one of the best days of their new life together. I love every aspect of the planning process from researching and contacting new companies, to analyzing contracts and creating schedules; and lets not forget the moment the Bride & Groom see each other for the first time. But of all the hard work that goes into the wedding planning process, my ultimate favorite aspect of planning my client's weddings, is when all of the hard work, time and patients has come to this moment and she realizes she about to marry the man of her dreams. Not many people get to experience that moment with the Bride, but I do. Every time. Every detail matters and is exquisitely important, and I kept that in mind when creating my wedding planning team. My passion has caught fire to these wonderful ladies and I cannot be more proud of each and every single one of them. I invite you to connect with us and see why we are one of the fastest growing wedding planning companies in Southern California and now in the state of Idaho! Happy planning, love.

Renee Eblen

Chief Executive Officer

Salutations! I have always done things I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough. Thru achieving my Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management at the University Of Redlands I’ve done just that. My name is Renee Eblen and I am delighted to be the Chief Executive Officer at Expressed Image LLC. I’ve been honored to live this exciting life with my husband and two magnificent children. Through the years I’ve always known that my passion is helping people; whether it’s hosting a party, planning an unforgettable event, or simply buying someone a warm meal. It wasn’t till recent that I realized my love for wedding and event planning. My heart becomes so warm and happy to help each and every client make their dreams come true. I am more than confident that the team I have the pleasure working with, will not only deliver your dream wedding or event, but will make it unforgettable. It has been an honor to work with Expressed Image thus far and I look forward to many more years.

Aubree Reeves

Senior Wedding Planner

Hello Darlings! My name is Aubree Reeves and I am a Wedding Planner here at Expressed Image. I have always been a detail oriented and organized individual with a love for all things creative! Naturally, wedding planning has been a great fit for me and I absolutely love my job! I have been involved with weddings working at a beautiful venue since I was sixteen and grew to love it. Here at Expressed Image I have been able expand my experience mainly due to the fact that we offer high quality service and a personal feel that goes above and beyond to make your day really feel like ``the best day ever``! Here is a little snippet about myself to get acquainted before we begin planning your dream day! I am a musician with a passion for singing, piano, guitar, and the occasional ukulele session. I am also very outdoorsy and love to go for hikes with my puppy Oliver, snowboarding in fresh powder, and paddle boarding on a beautiful sunny California day! The beach is by far my favorite place to be, and I enjoy cooking and pursing a healthy lifestyle. I can't wait to meet you and hear all about your love story.

Nicole Phillips

Lead Wedding Coordinator & Dance Choreographer

Hello! I'm Nicole Phillips, wedding specialist and dance choreographer. My biggest passion and pursuit is acting, but weddings come in a close second. You could say I've been in the wedding business since I was a child. My dad officiated many weddings while I was growing up, so oftentimes I helped out as an extra pair of eyes and hands to make sure things went smoothly. I was always happy to help, and as I grew into adulthood, I found that I loved hosting events and parties. I'm actually a newlywed myself. I got married in March of 2016! My connection with Expressed Image came through my passion and history with dancing. I worked at a studio as a wedding dance choreographer for a couple years, so Amara contacted me asking if I was interested in choreographing for her couples. I very excitedly agreed, and after a short time I began working as an assistant as well. I am so blessed to work with an amazing team doing a job that I love to do. I look forward to meeting you and working with you on your first dance and wedding day!

Morgan Belknap

Wedding Specialist & Dance Choreographer

Hello! My name is Morgan Belknap. My two passions in life have always been the art of dance and organization. I have been a dancer for the past 12 years, and have taught dance for the past 5 years. I have organized and planned many events, and have a very special place in my heart for weddings. I got married May of 2015, and experienced firsthand the importance of a Bride having zero stress on her wedding day (I had an extreme amount). I now feel a duty to fellow brides to help create the wedding day bliss they desire! My life is an adventure with my husband and son, and I cannot wait to start this new, exciting adventure with Expressed Image!

“Amara is extraordinarily helpful! She is so kind, has a great eye for things, and is full of useful suggestions. She is able to give her input in a way where you can envision her idea, but don’t feel pressured to make a decision or to make alterations. I do not know what I would have done without her, especially on the big day of the wedding. She assured me that everything was being handled so that I could relax and just be excited to walk down the aisle instead of worried that something was going to go wrong! I would definitely recommend her to anyone who is looking for help planning a wedding of any size!”

 

Melissa Moon, Bride | March 16, 2014

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