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! Ultimately, I want couples to be themselves on their wedding day, rather than just trying to copy all those pictures on the internet (I’m looking at you, Pinterest!), because there’s nothing more beautiful than real love. Connection with my clients is a big deal for me, and one of my favorite things about my job is getting to know so many amazing couples every year, many of whom have become close friends of mine.

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, 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 Alton Brown. 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 small-batch 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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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