Welcome to the

| BLOG

lydia

October 15, 2018

Rustic chic was perfectly done at The Highlands Estate wedding in the middle vineyard covered hills in Sonoma. From the white victorian farmhouse for getting ready to ending the night in the barn for dancing, and all the moss covered trees…simply lovely! Just what Jenessa and John ordered to celebrate their special day along with friends and family!

Bridal cottage at The Highlands Estate Wedding in Sonoma, California.

Wedding dress and flowers at The Highlands Estate Wedding in Sonoma, California.

Bridal bouquet at The Highlands Estate Wedding in Sonoma, California.

Bridesmaid bouquet at The Highlands Estate Wedding in Sonoma, California.

Groom tying tie at The Highlands Estate Wedding in Sonoma, California.

Groom getting ready at The Highlands Estate Wedding in Sonoma, California.

Groom and boutonniere at The Highlands Estate Wedding in Sonoma, California.

Groom and groomsmen at The Highlands Estate Wedding in Sonoma, California.

Ceremony location at The Highlands Estate Wedding in Sonoma, California.

Ceremony and reception arch at The Highlands Estate Wedding in Sonoma, California.

Bride and father walking down the aisle at The Highlands Estate Wedding in Sonoma, California.

Groom wiping away tear from bride at The Highlands Estate Wedding in Sonoma, California.

Bride and groom walking down the aisle at The Highlands Estate Wedding in Sonoma, California.

Entrance to reception at The Highlands Estate Wedding in Sonoma, California.

Appetizers at The Highlands Estate Wedding in Sonoma, California.

Vintage glasses and table decor at The Highlands Estate Wedding in Sonoma, California.

Lantern and candleabra at The Highlands Estate Wedding in Sonoma, California.

Menu and reception table at The Highlands Estate Wedding in Sonoma, California.

Bride and groom entrance at The Highlands Estate Wedding in Sonoma, California.

First dance at The Highlands Estate Wedding in Sonoma, California.

Reception and bistro lights at The Highlands Estate Wedding in Sonoma, California.

Toasts and bistro lights at The Highlands Estate Wedding in Sonoma, California.

Reception toasting at The Highlands Estate Wedding in Sonoma, California.

Photography | Lydia Photography for Nicole Quiroz Photography

Venue | The Highlands Estate

October 4, 2018

Sharing is sometimes hard to do. Just ask the mother-of-the-bride who told me that she had just finally gotten some of the pictures from her daughters’ weddings that had taken place over the last couple of years (I was not the photographer!). Whether the photographer takes a long time to edit the pictures and deliver them or it’s months of waiting for the cd to be passed around and then hoping it works, it’s a story I hear quite often. Which is why I jumped on board the digital delivery via online galleries wagon when the technology first came out! But I still believe that tangibles like albums preserve and tell the story of a wedding day in a way that goes beyond just a facebook album online. I’m all about things you can touch and feel and creating a memorable experience for my clients from beginning until end!

So I was a little excited when USB Memory Direct reached out to see if I wanted to test their hard drives. I’m all about presentation, branded paper, silk ribbon, and personalized gifts so I loved the idea! Now along with a gallery link my couples can receive a beautiful wooden hard drive with all their photographs that just so happens to match their Heirloom Box! ;-)

Grass Valley wedding photography heirloom album and momentos.

Grass Valley wedding photography heirloom album and momentos.

While USB Memory Direct sent me these hard drives to try, this review is 100% my personal thoughts!

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.

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

FOLLOW ALONG on instagram

#lydiaweddings

All the pretty:

@lydiaspics