I am probably one of the shortest people you will ever meet, and I love it! I've always felt that I’m a more detail oriented person because of it, which is probably why I love photographing rings so much! A little bit more about me: I have a deep love for nature and anything vintage (especially mid century modern), and I’m a huge Civil War buff (seriously - I knew the Gettysburg Address by heart in fifth grade and have been to Gettysburg five times). I’m also passionate about cooking, the Food Network, and have seen Alton Brown Live twice! Music has always been a big part of my life, especially songs and artists from the 60s-80s, and I’m almost always listening to Jethro Tull while editing my photos! My wonderful husband Jesse and I call Grand Haven, Michigan our home, and we enjoy traveling, visiting breweries, and hanging out with our three crazy cats: Jethro, Janis and Morrison (I wasn’t kidding when I told you music is a big part of my life!)

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Why choose Sydney Marie Photography?

I know you have a TON of wedding photographers to choose from - so what sets me apart? I’m different than other wedding photographers because I’m not just a wedding photographer; I genuinely care about every couple I photograph. I want couples to be present and be themselves on their wedding day, because there really is nothing more beautiful than real love. I love natural moments, genuine smiles, belly-laughs, and you and your new spouse being madly in love. My photographic style is romantic and real, which isn’t for everyone - and that’s totally okay! 

Real talk, if you're choosing a photographer based on price alone, I can't compete and I'm not the photographer for you. There are tons of photographers in the area who are cheaper than me.

If you want the best service and artistry, be completely taken care of every step of the way - from planning to recieving your wedding pictures, and see your portraits printed on your walls, I'm your girl.




Sydney is one of the nicest people we have ever met! She let us just be “us”...Everything was natural and relaxed, which fit the theme of our wedding. Her responses were always in a timely manner, and we never had any concerns with our entire process...Meeting Sydney is like meeting someone you’ve felt you’ve known your entire life. She made the entire process simple. You never felt rushed, or forced into something you know won’t look right.
— Brooke + Brad