SIDNEY BAKER-GREEN

sidney baker-green

SIDNEY BAKER-GREEN

While I like to think of myself as an artist, I leave that up to the interpretation of others. I started photography in 2013 during my senior year of high school. I would go to the beach and take photo's of whatever I thought was pretty. As I grew in my career, I found myself searching for a sound I hadn't heard before so to speak. I am someone who values things that are timeless. 


ABOUT

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 SIDNEY BAKER-GREEN

FINE-ART WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER  
BASED IN GRAND RAPIDS, MI

ABOUT

When I was three years old, I knew that I wanted to be a pilot. I spoke with such conviction, that I was constantly reminded that "things change." However, that would prove to be false when I obtained my pilot license before my drivers license. Aviation was my first love. I grew up as a kid who focused only on the endgame. I never had any other passions... until I discovered my love for diving in 2007. I was always afraid of deep water, but one day during swimming lessons in 5th grade, I saw a diver fly though the air. It was at that moment I discovered my second love. Six years later, in 2013, I discovered my 3rd love, which consequently has brought us here today: photography. I stumbled upon a wedding photography website looking for a senior photographer, and I knew at that moment I wanted to be a photographer. So, I became one. They say a jack of all trades is a master of none, but I believe if you truly love your disciplines, then one day you will master them. 

CHASING YOUR PASSIONS

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Over the years, I have found that my efforts to cultivate love have lead to compassion and empathy becoming my dominant traits. If there's one thing that causes me pain, it's seeing others suffer and having no ability to fix it. I truly find that being able to put myself in other shoes, and doing my best to understand their emotions and everything that has lead to the complexities of who they, is what drives my photography & film-making... It's the driving force behind my wedding experience. Especially with photography, I find my self not only shooting for you, but also your grandparents who couldn't make it, and the future children and grandchildren that will one day sit on the floor and go through you wedding album.

FELLING COMPASSION

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"Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous. It does not brag, does not get puffed up with pride. Love does not behave indecently, does not look for its own interests, does not become provoked. It does not keep account of the injury. It does not rejoice over unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails." Those are the words I do my best to live by. And, it's the one thing I stress to all of the SBG Bride & Grooms, because to me, even if we live in a world where the divorce rate is higher than the marriage rate, marriage is a life long bond. And if we can keep those words close to our hearts, we can fulfill any vows. 

CULTIVATING LOVE

I CREATE IMAGES THAT WILL STAND THE TEST OF TIME: IMAGES THAT COULD BE DISPLAYED IN ART GALLERY. PROUD: THE EMOTION I WANT MY COUPLES TO FEEL AS THEY HANG THEIR PICTURES IN THEIR HOME... NOT ONLY BECAUSE OF THE LEVEL OF ELEGANCE, BUT ALSO BECAUSE THE PHOTO TRULY REPRESNETS THE TWO INDIVIDUALS AUTHENTICALLY IN LOVE.

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THE WEDDING EXPERIENCE

My style is based around the beauty and timelessness of film. Film is intentional: slow and methodical. My approach is simply to create art. Turning the fast paced series of small moments that happen on a wedding day into beautiful frozen frames.

My goal isn't simply to create art that reflects me as a photographer, but more importantly art that reflects you. Every bride and groom is different from the next, and I can't say that I've had two that are exactly the same. So my goal is the tell the beautiful story of  your unique wedding, while creating art in the process.

After you inquire, I'll reach out to you, and set up a time to have a virtual consultation. The first step to working with each other is determining if we are a good fit! You deserve the best match possible for you wedding day, and I serve a very specific type of bride and groom: one that not only understands the art of film, but also two individuals who truly love each other from the heart. I've found overtime that the best way to ensure a good wedding experience for my clients is by getting to know them! If it turns out that we are indeed a good match, then we will proceed with the booking process!

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THE PROCESS

FACETIME / SKYPE CONSULTATION

Pop a bottle of champagne, because you and I were definitely made for each other! It's time to make it official and secure your date! I'll send you a custom online booking proposal where you can review your package, sign your contract, pay your deposit, and set up payment installments ! Everything you will need will be in one location. This keeps everything organized and helps eliminate stress. 

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MAKE IT OFFICIAL

Let the fun begin! After you book, we will schedule your engagement session, and we will work closely together to find the perfect location. Photos aren't easy for everyone, but don't worry, I will teach you guys everything!  You're only job during this time is to relax and love each other. I'll take care of the rest on the photo end. Engagements are so much fun, and so important because I get used to you guys as a couple and you guys get used to my photographic style; thus, when the wedding day comes, you guys are PROS!

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ENGAGEMENTS

During this part of the process, I am here to help you navigate the world of wedding planning. Chances are this is your first wedding; however, it is not mine. With the COVID-19 pandemic, the world of wedding planning has an extra layer of stress. I work closely with my couples and vendors to ensure that there is a PLAN A & PLAN B. I extend as much flexibility as possible with the face of this pandemic ever changing. At the end of the day, my goal is to make sure my couples are prepared for anything the world can throw your way.

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A HELPING HAND

The day's of stressing out over a timeline is over! Remember how I mentioned that I send contracts through an online client lounge? Well, same goes for wedding timelines! About 90 or so days out from your wedding, I'll gather some basic information from you that will allow us to curate a wedding timeline based around photography! This ensure that the day is not only stress free and has a little room for unexpected circumstances, but also ensure that there is adequate time to get the photos you truly want and love!

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TIMELINE CREATION

Your big day has arrived! It's time to celebrate, relax, soak it all in, and let me get to work! This day is going to be a blur: things are going to happen, and they are going to happen quickly, so during the reception, I play a same day slideshow of 50-100 images that I captured leading up to that point. SBG brides love how it allows them to take it all in! My favorite time is the portrait time with my couples, but it's not the one that happens after the ceremony: I make sure to pull you away after you've enjoyed the reception a bit you both can watch the sunset and decompress as newlyweds! 

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YOUR BIG DAY!

The very next day after your wedding, you will receive a next day slideshow with an additional 50-100 images showcasing the entire day! I love the next day slideshow because it allows my couples to relive every moment while emotions are fresh! You will receive your full wedding gallery within 2 days, yes 2 days after your wedding! In that gallery, you can also order prints, frames, calendars, etc through your gallery and share directly to social media, friend, and family members! If the package you selected comes with an album, then you will receive an album voucher !

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GALLERY DELIVERY &ALBUM DESIGN

LOVE NOTES

Where do I even start! If there were an unlimited amount of stars I would give them! He well deserves this review. My Wedding were AH-MAZING! He captured every moment in its raw form! My hubby loves them and so do I! When you get married things happen so fast and having the wedding slide show helped me take it all in. Seeing the slideshow gave me the same goose bumps as when I walked down the aisle! Thank you so much Sidney!

WHAT REAL CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY

Debbie & James

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LOVE NOTES

Sidney was absolutely phenomenal during our Wedding! While he took photos, he had us laughing, complemented us constantly, and did everything he could to get us to feel comfortable in front of the camera. He really brought out our personalities, and documented the real us! We can't stop looking at our photos! 

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Deana & Alex

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LOVE NOTES

Sidney did an excellent job! He was very professional and easy to work with. Our photos came out beautiful. He listened to what we wanted and managed to wonderfully mesh that with his own creative style. Definitely would recommend to friends and family

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Britney & Alex

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INVESTMENT

The best images happen with collaboration: the best teams are teams that click. That is why I invest so much time into getting to know you. When there's a connection between the photographer and the couple, the images reflect that in a natural authentic way.

Of all the planning decisions you will make, this is the one that will last for generations. Your love and your legacy deserves to be well documented. I accept only 10 weddings per year to focus on the quality over quantity. I'd love to meet you and hear more about your story.

2021 COLLECTIONS START AT $6,500

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YOU DESERVE A WELL DOCUMENTED WEDDING

Of all the things that get a do over in life, your wedding is not one of them. You deserve the wedding of your dreams and it my mission to make vision in your head come to life! From documenting the adventures of you and your fiance explore the destination you chose for your wedding, all the way to being the biggest resource available for you both in the planning stages, I want nothing more for you have a fun + stress free wedding experience that every couple deserves. 

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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 

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