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Sidney Leigh is a Wedding and Portrait Photographer capturing authentic, timeless stories and creating legacies built on love and the sweetest sentiments. Gratefully serving the East Coast and other destinations worldwide.

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There's something about the way light gets caught in a photograph, in the way that it envelops a bride in its warmth and holds her in that second for years to come. On a wedding day, these are the moments that linger in your mind, and they remain long after the vows are spoken and reception lights have faded. The photographs of your wedding day are the tangible remnants of the best moments in your story; they're the legacy handed to your children, full of laugh lines and fleeting moments that will be relived again and again. 

The photographs of your wedding day are so intimate, so treasured, and so timeless. These are the memories you will share a million times over that remind you of the foundation beneath you, and to be a part of that is so sacred to me. It's a genuine privilege and blessing to witness the beginning of a lifetime together for a bride and groom, knowing that these photographs will be the legacy they leave for those who share in their love. I'm thankful to share in that love, too, and I hope to tell your story as beautifully as I see it.

There's something about the way light gets caught in a photograph, in the way that it envelops a bride in its warmth and holds her in that second for years to come. On a wedding day, these are the moments that linger in your mind, and they remain long after the vows are spoken and reception lights have faded. The photographs of your wedding day are the tangible remnants of the best moments in your story; they're the legacy handed to your children, full of laugh lines and fleeting moments that will be relived again and again. 

I was seventeen when I purchased my first camera. At the time, someone I held so near to my heart was enduring an unseen burden that was nearly insurmountable. I sold everything I owned that held any value at all to give him this camera as an outlet and a new way of choosing to view the gravity that he carried with him, as a   

way of moving forward. I never could have imagined that, though he and I parted ways, a camera would in turn carry me and change my own line of sight. 

The in-between moments, the ones that tighten in your chest and resonate long after time has passed- they have always captivated me wholeheartedly. A love for the intangible has been a part of me for so long now, and it's through photography and the capture of not just imagery, but of a visible sense and emotion, that I have found an avenue to chase down these ideas.



They're the moments when she's silent as the last buttons are tucked by her mother's worn hands, when the groom realizes that the congregation is standing with him as he watches his future walk toward him in the white dress she's dreamed of for years. They're the in-between emotions that become the lasting memories made when words weren't enough, the ones that are passed down to granddaughters on their own wedding days. Capturing those unforgettable moments, when the world pauses in black and white- that is what I have been called to do.

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"Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering."  – Nicole Krauss

brooke       conor

"Our experience working with Sidney was a dream. She made us both feel comfortable - even my husband who usually hates having pictures taken! Her passion is contagious."

stephanie       andrew

"SHE WAS MORE LIKE AN EXTRA BRIDESMAID WITH A CAMERA THAN A PHOTOGRAPHER, AND SHE REALLY MADE OUR WEDDING DAY AMAZING!!"

Marianela       Brandon

"HER PERSONALITY IS JUST AS BRIGHT AS THE FLASH ON HER CAMERA AND EVERYONE LOVES HER. PHOTOS ARE SUCH AN IMPORTANT PIECE TO ANYONE'S WEDDING, AND SIDNEY PHOTOGRAPHS YOUR WEDDING LIKE SHE WOULD WANT HER WEDDING TO BE PHOTOGRAPHED."

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Timeless photographs will tell your story for years to come, leaving a legacy and a collection of memories for you to relive again and again. Your wedding day will be full of the sweetest emotions and exchanges that deserve to be remembered and treasured. Time will be fleeting, and having a photographer who is as invested in your style, your story, and your wedding day will create lasting moments for you to look back on and cherish. 

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If you would love to hear more information on packages and pricing, simply send a note through the contact form. I can’t wait to hear about your story and your wedding day!

These moments live past the wedding day, beyond the champagne toasts and the beautiful peony bouquets. At the end of the celebration, you’re left with the one you’ll spend forever loving and the photographs from the day you made that promise to remind you of where the rest of forever began.

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A part of me stays in every place I’ve wandered, and in turn I’ve carried thousands of moments home in photographs to feel those places over and over. I’ve captured weddings on the east coast, portraits on the west coast, and I’d love to tell your adventurous story somewhere beautiful, too. 

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