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September 14, 2018

The history geek in me has a tradition of visiting the state capitol and taking a tour whenever I travel to a new state. So imagining a California State Capitol wedding was a dream which Pineapple Petals Studio brought to life, just in time to capture the blooms of the gorgeous Magnolia tree!

Bride and groom at California State Capitol wedding.

The texture of the cake by La Vie Douce Design and pastel shades of these macarons compliment the cherry tree blooms!
Cake and macarons at California capitol in film wedding photography.

Reception table at California State Capitol wedding.

Adore the table centerpiece!
Floral reception centerpiece at California capitol in film wedding photography.

Menu and table floral centerpiece at California capitol in film wedding photography.

Ring and wedding invitation suite at California capitol in film wedding photography.

Boutonnieres at California capitol in film wedding photography.

Calligraphy seating chart at California capitol in film wedding photography.

Bride and groom at California State Capitol wedding.

Bride and groom walking at California capitol in film wedding photography.

Bride and groom kissing at California State Capitol wedding.

Bride posing holding bouquet at California State Capitol wedding.

Bride and groom at California capitol in film wedding photography.

Bride holding bouquet at California capitol in film wedding photography.

Photography | Lydia Photography
Florals | Pineapple & Petals Studio
Linens | Party Crush Studio
Cake | La Vie Douce Design
Beauty | Elena Little
Model | Alexander Event Co.

April 18, 2018

Sometimes as a creative you just have to be creative for creativity’s sake! I love using the winter and early spring months to set up a lifestyle shoot to keep those juices flowing and not become stagnant. Sometimes it’s putting together something to expand my portfolio and other times developing new skills! So when Jess from Polish & Pout told me that one of our favorite Roseville locations was filled with a field of beautiful wildflowers, I grabbed my first available date to make something happen

Our model, Alex, was amazing and did her own styling from her Lavender & Lace Vintage shop! She and her sister search for vintage clothing that they can update to create new modern pieces!

Anthropologie styled senior wearing a red vintage dress and black felt hat in a wildflower field in Roseville, California.

Anthropologie styled senior wearing a red vintage dress and black felt hat in a wildflower field under a tree in Roseville, California.

 

You can’t even tell that she’s standing in the rain!Anthropologie styled senior wearing a cozy sweater and black felt hat in a wildflower field in the rain in Roseville, California.

Anthropologie styled senior wearing a cozy sweater and black felt hat in a wildflower field in the rain in Roseville, California.

 

As always, Polish & Pout never lets me down! Jessica’s hair and makeup skills blow me away!Anthropologie styled senior wearing a cozy sweater and black felt hat in a wildflower field in the rain in Roseville, California.

After getting completely soaked, we loaded up the car and started driving toward the sunshine. Right down the road, the clouds opened up to show off this rainbow!

Anthropologie styled senior wearing a red kimono in a field with a rainbow in Roseville, California at William Jessup University.

Anthropologie styled senior wearing a red kimono in a field in Roseville, California.

I felt like I was at an Anthropologie lifestyle shoot! Just love everything about it!

Anthropologie styled senior walking in a field in Roseville, California.

Anthropologie styled lifestyle shoot with girl looking over her shoulder in a field in Roseville, California.

April 28, 2017

Fresh, romantic makeup is in this spring, and I can’t help but love seeing how radiant a girl looks with glowing skin! And this isn’t just true for brides but also high schoolers! It’s time to fill up the calendar with proms and bridal trials, so I thought I would share a few recent looks and the products used to achieve them. What’re your favorite makeup products for spring?

Prom and bridal makeup and hair looks, styles, and updos in Grass Valley, California.

Prom and bridal makeup and hair looks, styles, and updos in Grass Valley, California.

Prom and bridal makeup and hair looks, styles, and updos in Grass Valley, California.

Prom and bridal makeup and hair looks, styles, and updos in Grass Valley, California.

Prom and bridal makeup and hair looks, styles, and updos in Grass Valley, California.

Prom and bridal makeup and hair looks, styles, and updos in Grass Valley, California.

Prom and bridal floral hairpiece and boutonniere by Bee, Leaves N' Love in Grass Valley, California.

Makeup: MAC face and body foundation, Glossier stretch concealer, Fiona Stiles contour, Stila convertible blush, Makeup Geek eyeshadow, Glossier boy brow, Glossier haloscope highlighter, Glossier balm dotcom lips

Photography | Lydia Photography
Makeup and Hair | Lydia Beauty
Florals | Bee, Leaves N’ Love

December 10, 2016

This beauty was moving away so I had to grab her for one last coffee date and makeup + hair! A newlywed herself it was also the perfect opportunity for a quick bridal shoot. Winter is definitely on its way and she rocked this cold, glowing look!

We kept her skin really fresh and glowing with a pretty, natural smokey eye for contrast!
Natural glowing bridal makeup with smokey eye for California and destination weddings.

Glowing winter bridal makeup and curly hair updo for California and destination weddings.

It was fun when she recognized one of my favorite brands, Glossier, in my kit so I used as many of their products as I could for her to try out!
Bridal curly hair updo in a french twist for California and destination weddings.

Natural glowing bridal makeup with fresh skin for California and destination weddings.

Bridal makeup and sequin and tulle dress for California and destination weddings.

Natural glowing bridal makeup for California and destination weddings.

Naturally curly hair into a french twist? Absolutely love!
Curly hair twist updo for California and destination weddings.

Makeup: Glossier priming moisturizer, Fiona Stiles Beauty luminous foundation, MAC pro longwear and Glossier stretch concealer, Fiona Stiles contour, Stila blush, Fiona Stiles radiant aqua eye veil eyes, Lorac and Glossier no. 1 eyeliner, Glossier boy brow, Glossier haloscope highlighter, Glossier generation g and Lorac lips

Photography | Lydia Photography
Hair and Makeup | Lydia Beauty

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November 30, 2016

Editing these beautiful styled elopement pictures had me dreaming about photographing an intimate European wedding and anniversary shoots next fall! Who wants to join? Let’s make this dream come true!

Bride wearing black walking at intimate elopement for European wedding styled inspiration.

Bridal foraged bouquet at intimate elopement for European wedding styled inspiration.

Bride by window at intimate elopement for European wedding styled inspiration.

It’s not every day that you see a bride in a black dress but the simple elegance was stunning!
Bride's foraged bouquet at intimate elopement for European wedding styled inspiration.

Bride in black dress with foraged bouquet at intimate elopement for European wedding styled inspiration.

Couldn’t get enough of this foraged bouquet that Angela and I created!
Bride and foraged bouquet at intimate elopement for European wedding styled inspiration.

Boutonniere and groom's shoes at intimate elopement for European wedding styled inspiration.

Bride and groom in gardens at intimate elopement for European wedding styled inspiration.

Groom and bride holding foraged bouquet at intimate elopement for European wedding styled inspiration.

Bride and groom at intimate elopement for European wedding styled inspiration.

Bride and groom by garden pools at intimate elopement for European wedding styled inspiration.

Bride and groom in secret garden at intimate elopement for European wedding styled inspiration.

Bride and groom walking at intimate elopement for European wedding styled inspiration.

Photography | Lydia Photography
Hair & Makeup | Angela Nunnink
Models | Hannah Simmonds, Abhi Ardagh

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