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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

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

October 13, 2015

The one things I miss about living up in the mountains is seeing the sun set behind the Pacific Ocean and being able to do more of these amazing nautical weddings and engagement sessions! You see, I’m the girl walking through the forest in Sperry Top-siders. ;-) So I was so excited to be able to capture this fabulously styled shoot and the real love between these couples!

Senior sitting on a boat for a nautical senior styled inspiration portraits in Santa Barbara, California.

Senior sitting on a red boat for a nautical senior's styled inspiration portraits in Santa Barbara, California.

Bride and groom on the boat for a nautical engagement styled inspiration portraits in Santa Barbara, California.

Bride and groom on the front of a boat for a nautical engagement styled inspiration portraits in Santa Barbara, California.

Bride and groom looking at each other for a nautical engagement styled inspiration portraits in Santa Barbara, California.

Bride and groom looking at each other for a nautical engagement styled inspiration portraits in Santa Barbara, California.

Bride and groom hugging each other for a nautical engagement styled inspiration portraits in Santa Barbara, California.

Bride and groom on the front of a boat for a nautical wedding styled inspiration portraits in Santa Barbara, California.

Bride and groom on the front of the boat posing like the Titanic for a nautical wedding styled inspiration portraits in Santa Barbara, California.

Bride on front of the boat for a nautical wedding styled inspiration portraits in Santa Barbara, California.

Bride on the boat out on the ocean for a nautical wedding styled inspiration portraits in Santa Barbara, California.

Bridesmaid on the front of the boat for a nautical wedding styled inspiration portraits in Santa Barbara, California.

Bride and groom on the front of the boat for a nautical engagement styled inspiration portraits in Santa Barbara, California.

Bride and groom on the front of the boat for a nautical engagement styled inspiration portraits in Santa Barbara, California.

Sunset came quickly with a storm rolling in, which is probably a good thing because I could have stayed out there for hours!
Bride and groom on the boat at night with a spotlight for a nautical wedding styled inspiration portraits in Santa Barbara, California.

Bride and groom on a boat at night with a spotlight for a nautical wedding styled inspiration portraits in Santa Barbara, California.

Photography | Lydia Photography
Venue | Santa Barbara Sailing Center
Stylist | House of Style SD
Coordinator | Cassie Jones, Kristin Renee
Florals | Rincon Floral
Hair Stylists | Ronda Albanez, Lindsey Donofrio, Jenny Hopwood, Kristi Reynolds
Makeup Artists | Cathy Calabro, Carolyn Morton, Hattie Liversidge, Patricia Guerrera, Jenny Hopwood
Models | Kristi Reynolds, Emily Wall, Jessica Campbell, Suzy and Lucas Van Dyke, Emelia and Wilfried Schobeiri

September 23, 2015

If you didn’t know any better, you could imagine that this whole shoot took place on a French countryside or in an old abandoned European orchard! Everything from the long grass to the gorgeous florals to the ribbon backdrop and teacup chandelier was amazing, like out of a dream!

Watercolor floral invitation suite at French Countryside wedding at North Star House in Grass Valley, California.

The breeze blew quietly through the orchard stirring the ribbon backdrop at the ceremony alter.Chiavari chairs, ribbon backdrop at alter, and floral arrangements along the aisle at French Countryside wedding at North Star House in Grass Valley, California.

Chiavari chairs, ribbon backdrop at alter, and purple floral arrangements along the aisle at French Countryside wedding at North Star House in Grass Valley, California.

Flower bouquet at French Countryside wedding at North Star House in Grass Valley, California.

Cutest little cake table!Cake table under tree with purple artichokes, hanging teacup chandelier, metal heart art, and pink sugar flower cake at French Countryside wedding at North Star House in Grass Valley, California.

Framed metal heart art at French Countryside wedding at North Star House in Grass Valley, California.

Purple artichokes, silver teapot floral arrangement, and pink sugar rose cake at French Countryside wedding at North Star House in Grass Valley, California.

Such a fun idea, a teacup chandelier!Dainty floral arrangement and teacup chandelier at French Countryside wedding at North Star House in Grass Valley, California.

This bridal bouquet with roses, ranunculus, peonies, eucalyptus, and antique broaches was stunning!Bridal bouquet with antique broaches at French Countryside wedding at North Star House in Grass Valley, California.

Gah! Can you believe this!Birch frame with hanging floral birdcages and table setting with chiavari chairs, benches, antique books, and purple floral arrangements at French Countryside wedding at North Star House in Grass Valley, California.

Reception table setting on barnwood table at French Countryside wedding at North Star House in Grass Valley, California.

Florals and more florals, birdcages, birch tree arch, gold accents, vintage china, barnwood accents–so amazing!European style reception table setting in orchard at French Countryside wedding at North Star House in Grass Valley, California.

Table setting with gold rimmed glasses, gold silverware, antique china, and purple striped napkins at French Countryside wedding at North Star House in Grass Valley, California.

European style reception table setting in orchard at French Countryside wedding at North Star House in Grass Valley, California.

European bride and groom at reception setting in orchard at French Country wedding at North Star House in Grass Valley, California.

Bride sitting at table at French Country wedding at North Star House in Grass Valley, California.

Bride and groom laughing at European reception in orchard at French Country wedding at North Star House in Grass Valley, California.

Groom and bride at reception at French Country wedding at North Star House in Grass Valley, California.

Bride and groom toasting at French Country wedding at North Star House in Grass Valley, California.

Bride and groom Eskimo kissing at French Country wedding at North Star House in Grass Valley, California.

Venue | North Star House

Photography | Lydia Photography

Event Design | Quality Event Design

Wardrobe Styling | CMG Creative Services

Makeup | Makeup by Natalie

Hair | Lindsay of Salon Empire

Florals | Quality Event Design

Cake | Dee’s Bakery

Paperie | Scribble Different

Models | Lluvia and Jorge

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