intimate WEDDING + ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER, SERVING SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA + worldwide.
hey, i'm sydney
From a young age, I’ve carried an overwhelming feeling of nostalgia with me wherever I go. I soon realized that making photographs was a perfect way of capturing the moments that make me feel most alive. This need to document led me to capture my own relationship, and I quickly realized that shooting couples + love filled me with an inexplainable joy. The way we as humans interact, relate, and connect is a beautiful thing— and to be able to capture it through imagery is the most incredible gift.
The very core of our being seeks to be understood, known, and loved. It's so important to document these precious and very real moments in front of us, because it's our people and the soulful connections that make this journey so worth it. Life isn't always perfect, but I find it incredible that we can freeze + cherish these perfectly imperfect instances of love.
My work is inspired by the California coast (home), soft sunlight, minimalism, intimacy, organic movement & shapes, earth tones, film, blue hour, all things vintage, and my clients own unique stories. To me, there is so much magic in seemingly mundane everyday moments.
When I'm not documenting love stories, you can find me thrift shopping for the perfect pair of vintage levis, sunbathing at my favorite beach, listening to any and all podcasts (true crime, personal development), or planning my next adventure with my husband, Daniel.
to truly know love
My husband, Daniel, is my biggest inspiration in this lifetime. Our journey together spans over a decade, and the love he continuously pours into me is the reason behind my ability to perceive and cherish the deep love between my clients.
In July 2022, we wed amongst the olive trees of Mallorca, Spain. This island holds such a special place in our hearts, and we extended the invitation to 45 of our closest friends and family to share the experience with us.
The week was an unforgettable one of laughter, late-night dinners, sea swims, and sailing days, solidifying itself as our most sacred memory. The love and sheer joy that surrounded us was unlike anything else, and the entire experience was the most beautiful reflection of our relationship and who we are as a couple.