CYS Group, Inc. is a photography company founded on the principle of celebrating life through digital imaging and fashion photography. Founded in 2012, CYS quickly became an industry leader in the world of photography. Located in the rural college town of Pullman, Washington but photographing across the nation, CYS creates lasting memories for each and every client.
CYS Group, Inc. currently encompasses two brands: Creative Image and Celebrate Your Sexy. Celebrate Your Sexy is currently CYS Group, Inc’s largest and fastest-growing brand.
CYS Group, Inc. originally started as Creative Image Portrait Design – founded in 1986 by husband and wife team Scott and Laurie Barrie. With nearly 33 years of experience in the photography industry, the awards and recognition have been numerous. Throughout his career, both national and international awards have been bestowed upon Scott’s work – the most prestigious being selected and displayed in Epcot at Walt Disney World. While Scott was selected as one of the top 50 wedding photographers in the country, it’s the 30+ years of photographing families, high school seniors, and clients from around the Inland Northwest and West Coast that is a true testament to his talent and passion for photography.
As a co-founder, Scott brings over 30 years of experience in business and retail strategy, industry leadership, executive management, and photography, which has allowed him to build a local business from a small mom and pop operation into a nationwide market leader, known as CYS Group Inc. Scott holds a B.A. in Communications from Washington State University and has multiple business and marketing certifications. As a visionary, he is passionate about creating what he would call a "Nordstrom" experience for all of his customers. Scott enjoys many extracurricular activities that include the great outdoors, traveling, motorcycles, playing music, and flying airplanes. Life is full and good as he enjoys time with his lovely wife, grown children, their spouses, and beautiful grandchildren.
Owner, Laurie, has been a part of the photography industry for over 30 years. With a degree in Arts and Sciences, she leads our team toward perfection in digital artistry, photo editing, and a passion to drive our team toward excellence in every aspect of our business. In her free time, Laurie enjoys time spent with her four grandchildren, gardening, gourmet cooking, reading, and enjoying adventures with her husband of 35 years, Scott.
Celebrate Your Sexy is a boudoir photography company comprised of an all-female team of professional photographers, image consultants, and digital artists who desire to see a change in the way women see themselves. We are passionate about challenging societal pressures through the empowering platform of boudoir photography. Our mission is to make each woman we photograph feel empowered, glamorous, and beautiful – inside and out.
Founded in 1986 by Scott and Laurie Barrie, Creative Image was recognized as one of the leading portrait studios in the Pacific Northwest. This award-winning portrait studio is located in the rural college town of Pullman, Washington.