Welcome to the

| BLOG

lydia

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.

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

Save

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

February 20, 2016

It’s always a thrill to be featured, especially by amazing sites like Swooned and Aisle Society! But I’m even more excited to now be able to share all the prettiness with you!

Amy from Bee, Leaves N’ Love dreamed up this beautiful shoot to showcase some of her favorite flowers and designs. She started with a color palette of blush and cafe au lait (cream ;-) and watercolor and silk textures. From there she put together an amazing creative team to bring it all to life–my photographer’s dream come true! Just look at the pictures and see if you don’t feel transported to old world Italy!

 

Elizabeth Mae Creative designed the most beautiful watercolor invitation suite!

Blush watercolor invitation suite and paperie at Old World Italy wedding.Blush watercolor invitation suite and paperie at Old World Italy wedding.

You probably know what I’m going to say…boutonnieres have my heart! It’s really the style of the whole wedding wrapped up in a bit of silk and pearl pins!Groom boutonniere and silk ribbon at Old World Italy wedding.

The dress! Oh my, Adrianna Papell has the most gorgeous designs!Adrianna Papell dress and bridal shoes at Old World Italy wedding.

And I can’t apologize for showing off the shoes multiple times! I’m still in awe of how perfectly they fit with the feel of the day!

Bridal shoes at Old World Italy wedding.

Complete with this beautiful Italian ring!Bride's shoes and ring at Old World Italy wedding.Italian sign and garden roses at Old World Italy wedding.

These bundt cakes were made by Felicia Yoder and the yummiest ever–gluten free!Chocolate bundt cake at Old World Italy wedding.Mini bundt cakes at Old World Italy wedding.Cheese platter and decanters at Old World Italy wedding.Table setting and reception decorations at Old World Italy wedding.Table linen and reception number sign at Old World Italy wedding.

Place setting and reception menu at Old World Italy wedding.Cake and table setting at Old World Italy wedding.

While the invitation suite was beautiful, what I loved the most of the personalized paperie touches from the bride and groom signs to the Italian printed quotes!

His and her signs at Old World Italy wedding.Bride at reception at Old World Italy wedding.

 

Amy really outdid herself with this garden rose, dahlia, rosemary, eucalyptus, and protea bouquet!Bride holding bouquet at Old World Italy wedding.Bride at reception in Adrianna Papell dress at Old World Italy wedding.Candles in fireplace and Bride in Adrianna Papell dress at Old World Italy wedding.Bride in Adrianna Papell dress in front of fireplace at Old World Italy wedding.Dutch inspired bouquet and Bride in Adrianna Papell dress at Old World Italy wedding at Miners Foundry in Nevada City, California.

Sometimes you try a new idea and fall in love with the outcome!Bride with flowers in her hair at Old World Italy wedding at Miners Foundry in Nevada City, California.Bride holding bouquet in Adrianna Papell dress at Old World Italy wedding at Miners Foundry in Nevada City, California.Bride holding bouquet in Adrianna Papell dress at Old World Italy wedding at Miners Foundry in Nevada City, California.

While our bride Jaimee was naturally beautiful, Angela Nunnink brought out even more with hair and makeup!Bride in Adrianna Papell dress at Old World Italy wedding at Miners Foundry in Nevada City, California.

Amy just didn’t want normal pretty pictures; she wanted to run outside the box and create something totally new…Garden roses and linen decorations at Old World Italy wedding.Bride in Adrianna Papell dress at Old World Italy wedding.

 

…focusing solely on the bride’s radiance, surrounded by nature’s beauty!Bride in Adrianna Papell dress at Old World Italy wedding.

I’m in love with the results! You?Bride in Adrianna Papell dress at Old World Italy wedding.Garden rose design at Old World Italy wedding.

Location | Private, Miners Foundry

Photography | Lydia Photography

Coordination | Taylor Kane Events

Florals | Bee, Leaves N’ Love

Hair & Makeup | Angela Nunnink

Dress | Adrianna Papell

Paperie | Elizabeth Mae Creative

Cakes | Felicia Yoder

Vintage Rentals | Roots Reclaimed

FOLLOW ALONG on instagram

#lydiaweddings

All the pretty:

@lydiaspics