•PHOTOGRAPHER  •EDUCATOR  •COACH

•PHOTOGRAPHER  •EDUCATOR  •COACH

UNTIL TRUE LOVES KISS,

With my toes in the sand, a breeze in the air, and the gentle kiss of the oceans mist, I realize, I have the best job in the world. With every photo, I hope to show the world that if you keep your heart open, then love will always find its way in. There's that moment when the shutter clicks, and you know you've captured a little piece of a legacy. I've spent the recent years of my life chasing stories to tell when I'm old, here are the stories. 

By night one way, by day another  This shall be the norm  Until you find true love's first kiss  Then... take love's true form. - Princess Fiona (SHREK)

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CRYSTAL GARDENS SOUTHGATE MICHIGAN WEDDING: BIANCA + KEITH

DAYTONA BEACH FLORIDA PORTRAIT SESSION: RACHEL + DONNIE

DAY AFTER WEDDING SHOOT GRAND RAPIDS, MI: STACEY +ANGEL

Bianca is a friend of my mother, who naturally became a friend of mine. She has gotten me addicted to many TV Shows, in addition to making me think a different way about many things. I was fortunate enough to spend this wedding day not only as a photographer, but as a friend as well. Having spent most of her life in Detroit, Bianca considers the city home. The wedding took place in a tiny little town snuggled just outside of the big city: Southgate Michigan. This was a day you could tell love was in the air...

They met back in high school after stacey came from Mexico in 2013 and from the start they had each others hearts. Angel can make her laugh in a heart beat by just being himself and Stacey smile just puts the snow to shame! Boy was it a blast to be around these two! Angel used to go to the same church that Stacey went too, and they became friends for two years, and in the summer of 2015, a little spark began to grow into something a little bit bigger when she returned from Mexico after visiting her parents...

Meanwhile in Daytona Beach, she was content with riding solo for a while; however, life has a funny way of sinking the ship we know of as “our plans”. You see, Donnie hadn’t been to church in a while, but this one particular Sunday, he decide to go with a mutual friend named Roberto . It just so happened that Rachel was was singing in the choir on this day. Now, Donnie knew he had to meet Rachel after seeing her perform. There was just something about her that told his heart to take action. So, Roberto introduced them to each other...

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ABOUT SIDNEY

I'm a 20 year old wedding and portrait photographer servicing Grand Rapids, MI and beyond. A storyteller if u will, and I'm willing to go any distance to tell it: I utilize an editorial, and a photojournalistic style to capture your legacies, in an authentic manner. I became a wedding photographer when I was a sophomore in high school. I guess you could call me that millennial that still believes in love. Growing up, a lot of my peers didn't take love seriously. It was more of a game to them. A lot of people got hurt. So, I decided to use my camera to show the world love still exists. To document the start of your legacy: solo or duo, and share it with the world. In addition, to remind people that if you keep your heart open, love will always find its way in, and that if you keep climbing, then you can overcome anything.

I am also a coffee loving, brownie eating, workout obsessed, pilot, and future olympic diver despite being afraid of pool drains and deep water. I could fly a plane before I could drive a car. My dog son is Aladdin, he's my little dog that thinks he's a big dog. And I like helping people chase their creative ideas, and turning their dreams into a reality. 

DESTINATION WEDDING
PHOTOGRAPHER & EDUCATOR
BASED IN GRAND RAPIDS, MI

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WEDDING COLLECTIONS

STARTS AT

$2,700

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No two brides are a like, and often times, each bride wants something a little different on their wedding day. Thus, in addition to my collections, I can also work with you to create a package that suites your needs.

He makes it his mission to have such a magical session! He even captures the moments you'd never expect to be so beautiful. Thank you so much Sidney... this experience was all we could hope for! - Deana & Alexander

"Working with Sidney was a blast! He went above and beyond for us. He was helpful every step of the process helping every way he could to make sure our wedding was captured perfectly. If I could give more than 5 stars I would ." -Kim & Kyle

Sidney knows how to capture the moments that make memories!- Rachel & Donnie

Sidney's photos are absolutely magnificent. Every photo is of the best quality and it always captures the feelings of everyone in them. I will always, hands down, recommend him to any and everyone!!!! - Alima

We are just in love with our wedding photos. Sidney didn't miss a moment. We will be booking him for all of our photography - Bianca & Kieth

PORTRAIT COLLECTIONS

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$380

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Average Client Investment: $670

PORTRAITS

PORTRAIT GALLERIES

CREATIVE COACHING GRAND RAPIDS & BEYOND

I've always been a dreamer. From the age of three, I knew I wanted to be a pilot: 13 years later, I got my pilots license. In fifth grade, I was the fat kid that decided I wanted to go to the Olympic Games. 10 Years later, I'm as dedicated as ever, taking it one step at a time. Big dreams are a roller coaster: you're on top of the world some days, and the next thing you know you're doubting, and struggling to find inspiration. The voices of others cast a never ending rain cloud over your dreams and goals. You start to ask yourself, "Am I really capable of doing this?" "What if this is all just a waste of time?" "What if I fail, what will the people who doubt me think?" 

Don't fret! I get you. I have been there too! I actually (temporarily) gave up on my dream of going to the Olympic Games because I was burned out. I was tired of fighting with my emotions and the haters. I lost the drive to keep pushing myself forward. But when I became homeless, I realized that, I would much rather live with an "oops" than a "what if?" I would much rather fail publicly and know for certain that I couldn't, then to lie on my death bed contemplating all the possibilities I let die with with me. So I took a leap of faith, and got back into training. I am able to do things I was never able to do before. As we hit our lowest point we are open to the greatest change. 

I am here to help you reach your dreams, no matter how big or small. I am a firm believer that if your dreams don't scare you, then they aren't big enough. I am a firm believer in YOU. People say you'll never make it? Great! Let's prove them wrong. Are you doubting you abilities to make you dreams a reality? Great! let's prove it to yourself! Are you stuck in a rut, or just need a little guidance? Great! Let's make something awesome and get you back to chugging a long again!

I will be your biggest cheerleader, and do what ever it take to get you to where you want to be.

I'M HERE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY!

OKAY SIDNEY, HOW DOES THIS WORK?

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BECOMING A GLADIATOR

A coach of mine once said, "the only thing that matters is progress." Life is a journey of personal progress. My method not only gives you a solid foundation towards goals, but also helps with achieving tangible progress. Here's some things you can expect:





•An introduction video chat / face to face meet up so we can get to know each other, and see if we are a good match!

• A photo session that specifically reflects your personal brand

• A different perspective of success and failure

• One on One mentoring sessions (Remote or face to face)

• Help Identifying your dream client and how you can effectively speak to them

• Featured in a yearly magazine that inspires other individual & creative entrepreneurs called Unwritten.

•5 Monthly meetings to track progress and stay inspired

• 24/7 guidance and support (except when sleeping and on weekends, the rest is just as important as the hustle)

• Much More! Get In to find out more!






OKAY SID, I'M IN! WHAT NEXT?

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WAIT, HOW DO I KNOW YOU'RE NOT WIERD?

INITIAL INVESTMENT: $300 (PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE)

THINGS I LOVE

OK! I'M IN!

YOU'RE LIVING A STORY: AND I'M HERE TO TELL IT

Our lives are like books. Everyday we add something new. Some chapters are happy, some are sad, some are exciting, and other just kinda blend together. 

From the day you graduate high school, get engaged, or decide to take a leap of faith towards pursuing you dreams, you're adding to your legacy. Your story that you will tell your kids, or close work friends over cocktails. Knowing that gives me joy. 

That's where I come in.

It's documenting these moments and getting to know you that makes me love what I do every single day. I live for telling stories, and I'll go any distance to not only tell it, 

My style can be described as a mix between Editorial and lifestyle photojournalism. I mix in a few artistic poses as my signature style; however, 99% of the session is unscripted. Yep: No saying cheese and No awkward posses. Why? Because I want to capture you with AUTHENTICITY. By getting to know you, I am able to anticipate moments and capture you with a unique perspective that showcases your unique traits and personality.

After your session our time together is not over. My goal is to become a life long friend that you can always talk to incase you get a little stuck in life, or just feel down. When you book a session, you also receive 5 mentoring session so you don't have to tackle the adversities of life a lone. 

This little excerpt may not be enough to convince you that I'm the one, so I created a little guide to help aid your decision

AM I THE PHOTOGRAPHER FOR YOU?

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I'M ALREADY CONVINCED! WHAT'S THE INVESTMENT?

UNWRITTEN

Okay, I know what you're thinking: What is UNWRITTEN? You've heard my story of adversity, you've read about my ups and downs when it comes to pursuing goals, and life in general; but, why stop there? I'm a story teller, thus, I decided to create a magazine filled with stories of creatives and normal people with big dreams, who have all overcome adversity and turned their dreams into a reality. It inspires people like you to break away from the stagnant path of society and chase their wildest dreams despite the inner voice of doubt, despite the voice of critics: its the stories of people who become gladiators! Why UNWRITTEN? One of my favorite songs when I was homeless was Unwritten by Natasha Beddingfield. The songs really speaks on the fact that, no matter what struggle you are facing, you can easily re-write the next page of your life. "The rest is still unwritten" 

I am also a firm believer in love. I'm a believer of love at first sight, I'm a believer in never giving up on love, or the person you love. So I collect the stories of the couples and newly weds I photograph, and share them with the world. Showing the world that love is out there, love still exists. It doesn't matter if you've been hurt, or if your relationship isn't rainbows and sunshine: no one is perfect. It's raw, it's real, and it's authentic. Story by story we will spread love to the world, and inspire those people who are giving up on love to keep their heart open, for love will always find its way in!

Unwritten is published in an annual fashion (once yearly) with limited copies. The flagship release of Unwritten will be published year end in December when creative goals and engagements are at their highest, landing in the laps of readers at exactly the right time!

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WAIT, WHAT'S INSIDE?

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INSPIRATIONAL STORIES OF SUCCESS & LOVE

It's no secret, there are many people out there who have many great creative ideas, but are too afraid to take the leap of faith into entrepreneur ship. It's the unknown: what if I fail? What if no one likes what I have to offer? What if I can't pay bills? 

These are things that all of us as entrepreneur have faced; however, there's difference: We took the leap of faith without the stories of others. With out the stories of those who met adversity on their path to success. We took a blind leap of faith, which is something not everyone can justify. Thus, by telling the stories of those who've met adversity, we as creatives, and normal people with big dreams can inspire others to break away, and chase their dreams. 

The love birds have their section as well: Growing up, I saw a lot of people get hurt by love, and a lot of people give up or start to lose hope. Can you relate? Which is why I tell the stories of all the couples and newlyweds I encounter throughout the year: showing how they turned imperfect into perfect, and that if you keep your heart open, love will always find its way in.

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BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!

PROJECT OF THE YEAR:

INSPIRING COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: THE MARKER PROJECT

One of the many missions of UNWRITTEN is to bring our community together. Each year, there is a community project: 2017's creative project is of breaking stereotypes.

Photographers and creatives from around the world can submit photos of their most inspirational subjects, or themselves, holding up a sign letting the world know what stereotype they defy. Letting the world know that you cannot define someone based off of their background or past walk of life.

The goal is to bring the global community together.

Creatives & photographers can apply to receive a poster in the mail that their clients can hold up for a photo. They then will receive the address to send their poster to the next photographer and/or creative, where they then can choose to hold up the same sign or reinvent the wheel.

WAIT SIDNEY, I'M JUST A NORMAL PERSON WITH A DREAM, HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?

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I'M JUST STARTING OUT, WHAT ELSE CAN I DO?

NORMAL PEOPLE WITH BIG DREAMS

You and I have more in common than you think. I know, we haven't met each other: crazy right? I get you, I get the doubt, I get the internal struggle, I get dealing with nay-sayers, I get dealing with adversity, I get pushing through when your brain is giving mixed signals compared to your heart. I get taking a leap of faith.

The great part is, you don't have to do it a lone. I am here to help! My inspirational coaching skills transcend well beyond helping creatives start the business of their dreams. I am here to help you start the personal brand of your dreams.

Not only will you be featured in UNWRITTEN when you book a session with me, you will also get those inspirational coaching skills, allowing you to leave with a plan of action on how you kick start this legacy.

Just a plan? NO. I am not the one and done type of guy. I am here to help well beyond our session. We will meet monthly (face to face, or through the power of FaceTime, Skype, or Google hangouts), and you will receive 5 mentoring session. That way, if you run into adversity, doubt, or just feel downright lost,  you don't have to have to climb that mountain a lone. I did it a lone, and it sucks. 

My original plan may not be what you need, which is why we can also create a plan specifically for your needs!

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THE LOVE EFFECT

In 2012 I set out on a quest: to spread love to the world one image at a time. The joy I get when photographing the abundance of special moments at a wedding is similar to the joy I get when flying a plane: a big cheesy grin. It simply compares to nothing else.

If you like to get in front of my camera, and join me in spreading love to the world, in addition to having some fun, getting a little goofy, and having the time of your life, then shoot me an email! I'd love to hear from you!

SIDNEY@SIDNEYBAKERGREEN.COM

LOCATIONS: GRAND RAPIDS MICHIGAN WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER & BEYOND

I am a Grand Rapids Michigan wedding photographer & portrait photographer located in Kent County; but, I also service the rest of Michigan with style and poise. Although based in the Mitten state, I have dedicated my life to chasing stories to tell when I am older, and I'll go any distance to tell them, not just Grand Rapids, Holland, Saugatuck, Muskegon, Detroit, Traverse City, Mackinac Island, Pictured Rocks and the rest of the cities in Pure Michigan: I travel the WORLD to document weddings & people. My love traveling is reflected in my portfolio, having the pleasure to capture special moments in places such as Daytona Beach, Orlando, & the lovely beaches of Los Angeles just to name a few. Attending college in Daytona Beach Florida has allowed me to service the beautiful sunshine state, making Florida a second home. I will always approach weddings & portraits with my unique perspective: Grand Rapids, and Beyond.

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"Kissing you is my favorite hobby. Holding you is my favorite pastime." Unknown

"Kissing you is my favorite hobby. Holding you is my favorite pastime." Unknown

"The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. That’s what I hope to give you forever."- The Notebook

"I look at you and see the rest of my life in front of my eyes." - Unknown

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” - Marilyn Monroe 

"It's a very dangerous state. You are inclined to recklessness and kind of tune out the rest of your life and everything that's been important to you. It's actually not all that pleasurable. I don't know who the hell wants to get in a situation where you can't bear an hour without somebody's company." - Colin Firth