For a moment, time stands still

Luxury destination wedding and elopement photographer

You deserve photos that will bring you back to some of your happiest memories. My approach with photography is to create a safe space for you, so I can document your story exactly how you see it- romantic, true to life, and maybe even a little messy.

In a sea of instagram- worthy images, you want something that’s not only one of a kind, but also an unforgettable experience. You want photos that tell a story, and really capture all of the emotions you were going through that day- if this sounds like you we may be a match made in heaven.

Can’t wait to capture your story!

Hi friends, I’m Sydney!

 I’m a huge lover of love, ALL KINDS!!!

You and I, yeah we probably have a lot in common. We’re adventurers, and we love seeing the beauty of what the world has to offer. You’re looking for someone to document your love story in a beautiful location, and I’m looking to help you with that.

I’m here to give you more than pretty photos, I’m here to preserve the first look on your wedding day, the last, and all the stolen kisses in between. I promise to capture your day, as if it were my very own. Photography has helped me realise that there is so much out there to see in the world, and so many new people to meet, it’s more beautiful than I ever dreamed of.

Learn more about me here!

Authentic and intentional
moments for the wildly in love 

- sydney shaye

Romantic, emotional, true to life moments preserved for you

 Let’s explore somewhere beautiful




If your day feels like luxury, you should have photos that reflect that. Nothing overly posed, nothing unrealistic. I’ll document the moments as authentically as they’re happening. From the wind blowing your hair, the tear stained cheeks, and stolen looks from you two lovers- I’ll make sure you can hold onto those timeless moments for a lifetime.

A wedding day is a day worthy of the investment, from the vendors, to the location, and so much more it deserves to feel LUXURIOUS. I’m there every step of the way, from capturing stunning photos, to giving any recommendations I can. I can’t wait to be there for you on your special day, and bottle up all the timeless memories.

Click here so I can tell your story

Cassy & Dane 

Sydney is the best of the best.

Sydney isn’t like your regular photographer.. she’s a COOL photographer. In all seriousness, though - Sydney is the best of the best. She photographed a couple’s session of myself and my partner, and shortly thereafter ended up photographing my fiancé’s surprise proposal! And I wouldn’t have wanted anyone else to be part of that special moment.
Sydney has such a way of making you feel comfortable in front of the camera (which was exactly what I needed as I’m not very experienced being photographed!) She becomes so much more than just your photographer when you work with her - she becomes a familiar friend, the best hype-woman, and a person you’re positive you can rely on to capture moments you’re going to cherish forever.

I can’t wait for Sydney to shoot my wedding next Spring. You’re the best and Dane and I love you, girl!"



Gabby & Josh

I 100000% recommend Sydney

My husband and I decided to have a backyard wedding at a family member’s home who lived a state away about 6 weeks before the date. We weren’t expecting to find many vendors on such short notice, so our priority was a good photographer. Sydney miraculously had the weekend available and was within our budget. I am so incredibly thankful for her kindness, flexibility, creativity, and undeniable talent in capturing our wedding. She took the time to document not only the big things but the little details that made our evening so special. She shot in bright sunlight, shade, sunset, and dusk, and they all turned out beautifully. My husband and I both lost our grandmothers within a few weeks of our wedding, so the beautiful photos she captured of our last major memory with each of them are such treasures. My husband and I, along with our families, are so incredibly thankful for our wedding album. I 100000% recommend Sydney Shaye Photography.



Allison & Ryan

Sydney is incredibly talented, organized, & professional.

Sydney is incredibly talented, organized, and professional. Her laid back style when shooting made us feel comfortable. That’s saying a lot because I am usually really uncomfortable in front of the camera. Her skills are one of a kind and working with her is a no brainer!!!



Bri & Brett


Sydney is easily the best photographer I know! We hired her for our wedding in September 2022, and she went above and beyond! Sydney is very responsive and invested in her clients; as soon as she responded to my inquiry, she answered all the questions I had. Her flexibility is unmatched too! Our venue was only available the day before the one I quoted her, and she responded in minutes about changing the date for us. Sydney also set up a coffee meeting, so we could talk about all the pictures we were looking for and a timeline. She made me feel so comfortable that I was going to get the pictures I wanted, and she even lent me advice on planning which was so helpful. The day of, she was AMAZING!! She was so kind, professional, and helpful. My husband and I are not inherently photogenic, and she made sure we felt comfortable while directing our poses that felt really natural. I loved how Sydney is both a helpful friend and a photographer on wedding day! She even had a little crochet tool to help my bridesmaids button up my dress. And our pictures are stunning!! The next day she was able to send us some sneak peeks, and I’m already having trouble picking just a few to frame—they’re all too good!! If you’re looking for a photographer for your wedding, you have to pick Sydney! She is thoughtful, professional, talented, and kind!



Jen & Blair

We LOVED having photos done with Sydney!

We LOVED having photos done with Sydney! She is super personable, makes the photo shoots fun, and captures the moments so beautifully in her photographs. I’ve had her do business branding shoots, engagement shoots, a boudoir shoot, and our wedding, and she did a fabulous job with ALL of them! She is so fun to work with and one of those photographers who really knows what she’s doing. I highly recommend her!



Krysti & Grey 

Sydney truly has an eye for the perfect shot.

We could not be more thrilled about how well our engagement photos turned out! Sydney truly has an eye for the perfect shot. Both my fiancé and I feel awkward in front of cameras but Sydney made us feel super comfortable and we were surprised by how much fun we had! We are so happy we chose her to capture our special day!