I started photographing weddings in 2012 and have photographed well over 150 weddings. Numbers aside, I’ve been in your shoes. I got married in August of 2017 and I totally understand wedding planning struggles. I also understand budgets, what parents want, how significant others feel about photos and most of all what you want.

Going through the process myself has given me even more love for weddings and what every moment captured means. I love natural moments, genuine smiles, belly-laughs, and you and your new spouse being madly in love.

The Experience

What is the SMP Experience? It’s the whole package; from the time you send me that first email to after you get your wedding photos. I broke down the SMP experience into six steps:

  • Let’s get to know each other.

    There is no “one size fits all” when it comes to weddings, that’s why I take the time to chat with you about your wedding and what you are looking for with a photographer. I’m here to answer any question you have with prompt emails and messages.

  • We're a match!

    YES! You’re taking the next steps to be an SMP couple with a signed contract and retainer to hold your date. After I get those back from you, you’ll receive an email to create your client portal and a link to the SMP Wedding Support Group!

  • Engagement session/Helping hand.

    This is that limbo between when you book me and your wedding. During this time, we will schedule your engagement session if you booked one. In your client portal you will have a questionnaire for all the details about your engagement session, which will help me get to know the two of you a bit better. This is also the time to ask me any questions about other vendors or just have someone to bounce ideas off of. If you added on an album to your package, we’ll go through the album worksheet together.

  • Questionnaires and timeline.

    In the client portal you’ll find a wedding day questionnaire, I’ve made it as detailed as possible so nothing gets missed. From the questionnaire I’ll create your custom wedding day timeline and go over specifics with you before your big day.


    We made it!!! Your wedding day is finally here. Coming from a past bride, enjoy every second of it. The day goes by so fast and most of it is such a blur. You’ll get a sneak peek on Facebook/Instagram within 24-48 hours, I love posting a few teasers for you!

  • Galleries, prints and albums.

    About 4-6 weeks after your wedding, you’ll receive your online gallery. Take some time together, look through all the images and relive your wedding day. Share your gallery with friends and family, print purchases can be made right through the galleries store. If you ordered an album you’ll receive the album design based off of the album worksheet, if you’d like to order one we can chat more about the process. Once ordered, albums take 2-4 weeks to be delivered to you.

Sydney Marie was so incredible! I can’t recommend her enough. She was so thoughtful, professional, and talented on the wedding day. She made everything go so smoothly and made for the perfect day. Her photos were everything we wanted and more, we can’t thank her enough for everything she did!
— Casey + Aaron