Hi, I'm Sydney

I'm a momma to a smart, artsy girl , 2 wild and rambunctious boys & wife to an amazing husband. I was born and raised here in Nova and love this place I call home. (although I moved a tad more west!) Photography is my passion..and I want to document yours. I love capturing “real moments” that will one day allow my subjects to look back and remember the feelings behind the images. Im an on-location photographer who rarely goes a day without picking up my camera to document my own family! 

In the upcoming months, I will really be focusing on what I want, what brings me happiness.-- and that is more lifestyle and storytelling photography- maternity, birth, newborn and families. They have my heart <3

When I thought about rebranding SDR Photography , I had a little fear and anxiety.. but this is something I need to do. Not only for me, but for you. To enable me to be the photographer that you want and need. 

I am so very excited to create art with you all. I hope you will like this change as much as I do. And here I am, The Moody Momma. 

Now, let's make some magic...

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Getting in front of the camera can feel overwhelming (believe me, I do my own family photo sessions and preparing for them is almost always a shit show), let alone planning outfits, bribes to keep the kids happy), so I try to make it easy for clients with a styling questionnaire, client wardrobes, and prep tips! 

Between my own personal shoots and photographing a ton of families, moms-to-be, and new babes, I have learned to keep shoots fun, light, and when kids are involved, as short as possible. I want you to come away from our time together with great memories, not just great photographs. I encourage your kids to (safely) roam and play, snuggle up with each other, and even force Mom and Dad to show a little love, all while ensuring you look good doing it.

If you’re PRETTTTY sure we’re a match made in heaven, send me a message!


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photo by the amazing micah simmons photography

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