ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE LENS
Hey there! I'm Sidney Ellen Nichols & I am a natural light photographer. I have been studying photography for over ten years now. I'm 28 years old & a college graduate from Georgia Southern University. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Art with a concentration in photography & a minor in anthropology. I am currently residing in Auburn, Georgia but I do travel on occasion.
I was lucky enough to discover my passion at an early age, & have been pursuing photography ever since. Although I enjoy photographing people, my dream job is to work for National Geographic. When people ask me, "If you could do anything in the world, what would it be?", I already know my answer. Photography. To be able to travel the world & document my experiences through photographs, would literally be a dream come true!
While I very much enjoy photographing the world & my travels, I also love working with my clients! It is an amazing feeling being able to do what I love for a career. Although I enjoy capturing all types of sessions, babies & bellies are my favorite! I just love capturing the excitement of new parents during a maternity session, anxiously awaiting on their little bundle of joy to arrive. It's even better when clients invite me into their home or the delivery room for the birth of their child-it truly is such an emotional experience to document. But nothing beats getting to snuggle on a newborn for a couple hours during a newborn session. It's true what they say, they are only that little once & I am honored when parents trust me within their new babies. And then of course, it's wonderful to continue to build that relationship and friendship with clients throughout their child's first year and on-documenting all of the milestones for each sweet family!
Born & raised in Georgia, I'm your typical southern girl who loves sweet tea & summertime, although I do enjoy my fair share of pumpkin spice lattes when Fall rolls around. I'm a virgo, I'm overly organized to the point where I might be a little OCD, & the fourth of July is my favorite holiday. I'm a big sister to three siblings, & an aunt to THE cutest niece and nephew (you might think I'm biased, but once you see them, I promise you'll agree)! If I'm ever having a bad day, I know that all I need is a little time with them & a photoshoot! Taking pictures seriously makes me happy & being able to see my clients' faces when they receive their photos...it just doesn't get better than that!
Over the years, I have received the following awards:
Certificate of Appreciation, Metro Atlanta High School Exhibit, May 2009
Certificate of Award, Capitol Art Exhibit, February 2009
Certificate of Achievement, All State Art Symposium, 2008-2009
Gold Key, The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards of 2008, Georgia State University
Art selected for display at Starbucks Coffee Shop in Suwanee, Georgia, November 2008
Honorable Mention, Shutter Sense Exhibition, February 2008
Participation with Distinction, Tapestry Gwinnett County Arts Festival, March 2007
Photograph by Meredith Dickens Photography