hi! i'm sylvie. - sylviethecamera

I'm a New York-based photographer with an eye for the bright and offbeat moments. Until recently, I was also Director of Foreign Rights at a literary agency (channeling my high school role as Book Club President) and I'm one-third of the band Doctor Uke and Daughters (hint: I’m not a doctor).


When I photograph events, I'm always striving  to show you the small, colorful details you might otherwise not have seen. I'm all about real moments, real joy--stiff and ultra-posed is not my style--and I promise you'll have a great time, whatever we're shooting.


I have a soft spot for biodegradable confetti, fennec foxes, Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey, brussels sprouts, the movie Best in Showusing Twizzlers as straws, and my polydactyl bobtailed cat Icarus.


Clients and publications include VogueThe New York Times, NPR, Harper Perennial, Elle Magazine, Brides Magazine, gq.com, The Observer, Wirecutter, BuzzFeed, Anthropologie, Audible, Kirkus Reviews, Philadelphia magazineDeparturesWinc, Girls at Library, Stone Fox Bride, Time Out New York, Sanctuary World, The Culinistas, Lodge Cast Iron and The Refined Woman.


Contact me for wedding and portrait session pricing!


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photo by Michelle McSwain

photo by Michelle McSwain