SidraPhotography

Sidra Photography

Boulder, Colorado On Etsy since 2010

SidraPhotography

Sidra Photography

Boulder, Colorado | 13 Sales

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About SidraPhotography

Sales 13
On Etsy since 2010

In awe of the world

Well, hello there! Thanks for visiting my shop. My name is Sidra Monreal, and I'm the woman behind the lens at this operation. I am passionate about travel photography and bringing back the essence of a place so that others can experience the wonder that I do when I travel. I am also an avid wildlife photographer and aim to inspire a love of animals in others to help promote conservation efforts and animal rights protections.

I'm originally from Syracuse, NY, where I grew up on 28 beautiful acres in the countryside. I was surrounded by wildlife and developed a deep respect for nature and for animals. A family of geese that visited our pond (and multiplied exponentially every year) were my very first photography subjects with my old Vivitar film camera. I quickly fell in love with capturing moments through the lens. My parents sent me to summer camp where I learned how to properly use a camera and develop my own film.

While I've been taking photos most of my life, I believe I found my true passion and fire when I really began traveling the world after college. I found such wonder in seeing different places and cultures. I was inspired by everything from stray cats to ancient buildings to landscapes. I sought to share with others the feeling of a place and the beauty that I saw.

Life got even better when I discovered my love of wildlife photography upon traveling to Africa and going on my first safari. My love of photography was instantly amplified by my lifelong love of animals and the opportunity to combine my two passions. I discovered the thrill of capturing a bird in flight and the great reward of photographing something unpredictable and wild. Wildlife photography requires great patience, luck, and perseverance. While some might be disappointed by going out one day and not seeing anything, that is part of what I take pleasure in. If I wanted to guarantee a shot, I could go to a zoo! The reward of finding an animal and discovering a moment of natural behavior is an incredible rush of happiness, akin to the thrill of a rollercoaster or completing a performance on stage (Or maybe I'm just recalling the time the rhino charged at me!). The greatest thing about photography is that I can relive the thrill of the moment over and over again through my work.

After several years of living in New York, which I found both exciting and stifling, I now reside in beautiful Boulder, Colorado with my husband, basset hound, and four rescue cats. I feel incredibly fortunate to live in nature's playground and have a camera to capture its beauty. My work has been featured by Condé Nast Traveler and several smaller digital publications.

What terrifies and saddens me is that, as the human population grows, the wilderness, home to so many of the wonderful animals of this earth, continues to disappear. The balance has been tipped and we are in great danger of never being able to reverse the damage. I hope that my work inspires you to take action to protect our planet and our wildlife. If you are able, please consider donating to The African Wildlife Foundation, the World Wildlife Fund, the Nature Conservancy, or the Natural Resources Defense Council, all wonderful organizations working to protect our planet and its inhabitants. I will donate a portion of the profit from my sales on Etsy to these causes. I encourage you to stay informed on legislation and be a voice for those who do not have voices so that future generations can experience these incredible animals outside of photographs. They deserve our respect and desperately need our protection.
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"Watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you, because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." -Roald Dahl

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  • Sidra

    Owner, Photographer

    Hi! I'm Sidra. I'm originally from Syracuse, NY and now make my home in beautiful Colorado. My passion is wildlife & travel photography. I'm an avid animal lover & conservationist and hope my work will inspire others to help preserve our planet.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 31, 2018
Thanks for visiting! All images in this shop were taken by Sidra Monreal of Sidra Monreal Photography.

All prints are of the highest quality and printed on archival paper guaranteed to last a lifetime.

All prints are printed after payment is received. Other products and custom orders may take more time.

Canvas wrap, dry mounts, and prints on metal are available upon request. Contact me for more information.

When specified in an item's details, a portion of the profits from your order will be donated to the specified charitable organization.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
If you are not happy with your item(s), I will exchange your item(s) or refund your money (minus return shipping costs) up to 10 days after you have received your order.

Custom items cannot be returned or exchanged.

Conditions of return:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value. Item must be received by me within 30 days of initial delivery.

I do not accept cancellations.
Payment
All purchases must be paid for at time of purchase. If payment hasn't been made within 2 days of placing an order with no email correspondence, I will cancel the order.
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