hi! i'm sylvie. - sylviethecamera

I'm a New York-based photographer with an eye for  bright and offbeat moments. In my previous work life, 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.


A few of my favorite things are City Hall weddings, author portraits, biodegradable confetti, fennec foxes, Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey, brussels sprouts, the movie Best in Showusing Twizzlers as straws, and my polydactyl pixie-bob, Icarus.


Clients and publications include Vogue, dominoThe New York Times, NPR, The Tribeca Film Festival, WNYC, Elle Magazine, Brides Magazine, Cup of Jo, glamour.com, Harper's Bazaar Turkey Wedding, gq.com, The Observer, Wirecutter, BuzzFeed, Harper Perennial, Anthropologie, Audible, Shiseido, Hi Wildflower, Kirkus Reviews, Philadelphia magazineDeparturesWinc, Girls at Library, Stone Fox Bride, Time Out New York, Sanctuary World, The Culinistas and Lodge Cast Iron.


Contact me for wedding and portrait session pricing!

photo by Michelle McSwain

photo by Michelle McSwain