Hiring Sydney Baye Photography was the best decision we ever made while planning our wedding! As the bride, I was completely freaked out about getting a photographer that would make my fiance feel comfortable and not completely hate every minute of the engagement and wedding shoots. Not being a big 'picture taker' guy, I knew getting the right photographer was essential in getting great pictures of our day. Sydney just has a way of making you feel like you're not actually doing a photo shoot, but instead just hanging out with your person, walking around finding beautiful scenery, and acting like yourself while she snaps candids of your relationship. She will also give suggestions of poses that might work, but if you aren't into trying some she will simply move on. And that's just the process of taking the photos. Then you actually get her work, and you realize what an absolute eye she has for capturing moments in such a special way! The angles, the lighting, the exact moment when you're smiling your biggest and most genuine smile...Sydney will find a way to capture it all. She is amazing with guests, family, friends, and most importantly the couple. We will cherish the photos that Sydney took forever!!
Trust me when I say Sydney Baye is the BEST. We knew after she took our engagement photos that we would have the most beautiful wedding pictures. My husband and I both consider ourselves not very photogenic and Sydney has the best way of coaching you so you look your best. Trust me when I say she has no problem telling you to stop fake smiling, for your man to get his hands lower, or to be fun and silly so she can capture spontaneous photos - not the fake cheesy ones. She keeps it fun, light, and so professional - you can tell she loves what she does and it reflects in her photos. If you're looking for fun, unique, flattering, jaw-dropping photos taken by a super cute girl with a spunky personality who will keep you laughing and so comfortable through your whole wedding day - look no further!!!! Not only do we love our photos but we really enjoyed the girl behind the camera.
If you’re looking for someone who is fun, energetic, comforting, and who will also capture your day just the way you want, Sydney is your girl! Her work is great, but most importantly, she makes it fun and comfortable for her clients which shows up in the genuine smiles and laughter you’ll see in her photos. She did our engagement photos and took extra time with us to make them perfect. We were so happy with our engagement photos that we hired her for our wedding day. She captured moments and memories that we will cherish forever. Our guests loved her, and I don’t think it’s typical for guests to compliment your photographer, but several guests came up to us the day after our wedding praising how much fun and how great Sydney was! Several people told us our photos could be out of a magazine, and all of that credit belongs to Sydney for her work behind the lens… I’d highly recommend Syd if you’re looking for someone to capture your day perfectly. We are certainly customers for life, and I’m excited to have her be a part of so many monumental times in our life moving forward. Hopefully babies, family photos and much more. We love Syd!
Sydney is not only hilarious and sweet, but she's also insanely talented. She turns the seemingly random and small into art, and I am always blown away by her work.
You know how in life people tell you that you will meet certain people that will have a profound impact on you? Well I believe Sydney is one of those people. Insane photography skills aside, Sydney is one of the most genuine, supportive, and fantastic people I have had the opportunity to be around. She inspires me to be authentic and true to who I am, just as she is. Now to the photography side. It's just as impressive as she is as a person. I hired Sydney for all of my pictures; engagement, boudoir, and wedding. I am extremely particular and there literally wasn't a single other photographer that came close to Sydney's work. She maintained professionalism but also created a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Everyone in my wedding party adored her because she wasn't afraid to give us specific directions in order to get the perfect shot and put in extra effort to make sure we were having fun and weren't stressed out. Her quality of pictures is outstanding and I will truly treasure them for years to come. I can't imagine not going to Sydney for photographs for any of life's big occasions. Seriously guys, she is the real deal and I would recommend her a thousand times over again
My husband Rob and I are eternally grateful for the opportunity to work with Sydney. We were planning a wedding in Maui and our first step prior to booking a venue was making sure she was available to capture our day. Sydney immediately was on board with flying down which made us ecstatic! Her photography is superb and our wedding photos looked like something out of a fairytale. More than that, Sydney is amazing! She captured our engagement photos and wedding photos and it was one of the best decisions we made!! From the moment you start getting ready until the end of the night your photographer is right by your side. Sydney kept us laughing all day long, put our interests first, made our family feel welcome and comfortable, and went above and beyond throughout the entire day. She even let my sweet grandma follow her around as a photography assistant, which meant the world to her! She allowed Rob and I to let loose and be ourselves which was so helpful in easing our nerves! If you haven't booked Sydney yet, GO DO IT! We are already looking forward to the next opportunity to work with Sydney to capture more memories in the future. She truly made our day a dream come true and gave us tangible memories that we can share for the rest of our lives. Thank you for everything, we love you!
Sydney truly completed our big day and was a huge part of making our wedding day perfect. Her coordination with our DJ, second shooter, videographer, families, bridal party, sunset times, toast times, dance times, and on and on was incredible and she made the whole crazy day seem smooth and seamless. Sydney continuously had us in mind in every decision she made and was able to keep our large bridal party organized and on time while being hilarious and giving us the giggles we needed! My favorite part of having Sydney was her knack for knowing when we just needed a break, at one point she had someone bring us chairs so we could sit just the two of us, hiding away from the madness so we had a moment to breathe, we could not have made it through that day as relaxed as we did with her. We loved, loved, loved having Sydney there for us during our engagement photos and on wedding day and cannot wait to find an excuse to work with her again in the future.
The work Sydney has done for our family goes beyond words! She is extremely talented with a shining personality. She captures the very essence of a family and their true nature causing myself and my family to act so naturally in front of the camera allowing every individual personality to really shine through in her photos. I love looking back at our pictures, seeing my kiddos in their element, frozen in time. Only Sydney can do that. For her, I am forever grateful!
Going into our wedding, I knew that pictures would be the thing I was most particular about. Pictures aren't just 'pictures', they're memories! And on this day, I want to remember as much as humanly possible. That being said, with having a huge family and bridal party, I knew I needed a photographer that could not only take an amazing photo, but round up everyone and keep them in line! That's exactly what Sydney did for us. Through all the chaos, she directed, she organized, she analyzed, and she had the perfect amount of OCD for me, plus a dash of sass. Those are the things I needed for our photographer, but that's not all that Sydney brought to the table. She went above and beyond in so many ways. In the frigidness of January, she spotted out picture spots a day in advance on her own time to ensure she gets the best pictures. She stood outside for hours taking pictures of us and our bridal party, INSISTING that I wear her Eskimo jacket. She force fed me food because she knew I would need it. She made me use her lipstick when she said my lips needed some color, and multiple times she would ask me how I'm feeling and if I needed anything. She get's the job done, even if that means telling some bridesmaids to suck it up when they need it! She brings order, confidence, and even laughter to the situation when she continuously calls a groomsmen a variety of wrong names, including Pablo and Carlos. In a high stress and anxiety time, that's what you need. You need to feel taken care, you need to be able to laugh, and you need to feel at peace so that you can truly 'be in' the moment. You don't want it to pass by like a dream. This moment is special, this moment will never happen again, remember it. That's what Sydney told me shortly before walking down the aisle. Would I recommend her? I think my review speaks for itself. Let's just say that she is one of the only things I wouldn't be willing to compromise on my wedding day.
From the moment I met Sydney the day of our engagement shoot, I knew I had made the right choice in a photographer. Her electric personality yet calming demeanor makes her perfect behind the camera. The day of our wedding, she handled the craziness like a professional and the anxious bride like a friend. I was so thankful to have her there making me laugh and reminding me to eat. Her photography excelled my expectations and I plan on using her talents at more of our photo-worthy experiences. Thank you Sydney for making our special day, that more special!!!
Sydney has blown me away with her ability to tell a stories through pictures. She is beyond talented, and is definitely just born to be an artist- and the camera is one way that she shares her gifts with the world. Her photos helped me to see myself in a different, beautiful light and I will always be grateful to have had the opportunity to work with her during my boudoir as well as a family picture shoot. There is something about her that you trust immediately and all insecurities of being in front of a camera just melt away. I can’t wait for many more shoots to come for myself and my family, but until then I will continue to enjoy everything she posts and watch her talent develop and unfold daily...
I recently did a boudoir photo shoot with Sydney Baye and I couldn't be more thrilled with the results! She made me feel comfortable from the moment I walked in and put me at ease with her laid back approach. She has such an eye for detail and will guide you how to pose in a way that will be best for your photos and make you feel sexy. I encourage anyone that wants to do a boudoir to trust that Sydney will make it an unforgettable experience for you!