My name is Sydney Marie and I am a 21 year old wedding and lifestyle photographer based in Orlando, Florida. I truly love entrepreneurship and have such a passion for cultivating creative community, so when I stumbled upon photography, I knew that this industry was the one for me to pursue from a young age.
My favourite aspect of photography is the business side and having the ability to connect with my clients! It’s awesome to be the time-stopper of an event; to be the one capturing an actual moment for my couples and clients. I love the feeling of being able to make my client’s vision come to life in the editing process as well. I’ve always been inspired by authenticity - so when I’m shooting, I’m always attracted to the joy and emotion in my subjects, whether I’m shooting a wedding or for a brand - my goal is to capture the authenticity of the experience.
Working with 500px has been a learning experience for me! I usually work with wedding clientele, so I’m used to capturing the pretty details of weddings such as florals or the design of the dresses. However, every 500px Studio Assignment is different and comes with challenges for me as a photographer; and I love being challenged! The team is pretty speedy with communication, which is super helpful when I am trying to shoot during wedding season. Our assignment was at a Paddle board centre. We got to hop in some awesome kayaks and shoot in the water. It was probably one of the craziest shoots I’ve done as a photographer and I loved every minute of it!
My shoots are usually super chill - I work with a Canon Mark iii body and like to bring a 50mm 1.2, a 35mm 1.4 & an 85mm to my shoots that require models. My models are usually creative friends or people I’ve worked with in past so the shoots are super fun and relaxed. I would advise anyone going into any type of photography to:
1) be confident in your ability and creativity
2) communication & educating your client only builds trust, so do lots and lots of it!
3) surround yourself with people who support you and truly love seeing you succeed.
To see more of Sydney's work you can find her on -
Instagram: @sydneyymarie and @sydneymariephotography