I was truly blessed to have Lydia as my wedding photographer. I'm a little camera shy and was worried my photos would suffer because of it. Lydia was fun, warm, and such a pleasure to have close by. Given all of the interactions one has with their photographer, it is really important that you get someone you vibe well with and want around you and your family all day. My day was made better by having her there. One minute she would be framing lovely photos of my husband and I, the next minute I would forget she was even there, and all the while she was busy taking the most beautiful photos of moments we weren't even aware of having. She even got a natural frame worthy photo of every guest that was there. I can not recommend her enough. Thank you Lydia!!
We loved working with Lydia on multiple accounts. First off, what a genuine soul, within the first 30 seconds I could tell she's going to be great. She was a professional, showed up on time, and she knew all the picture perfect spots inside SF City Hall. Lydia was friendly - everyone in our small, immediate family-only wedding party absolutely loved her. Her service was above & beyond what we asked for - she offered, and drove part of our wedding party from City Hall to the marina!
Finally, and most importantly, what makes her a really good photographer is her ability to read people. Each of her photos captured our personality, and the essence of who we are as a family.
Lydia - We can't thank you enough, and would recommend you every chance we get!
Lydia has made our lives very, very difficult.
Her photos of our wedding captured so many unique moments beautifully that it has been very challenging for us to select just a few for our wedding album. ;)
Lydia was a true pleasure to work with during the event - sweet, unobtrusive, firm when needed, and always at the right place at the right time.
I can only hope that she has availability the weekend of your wedding or special occasion.
Like most women of a certain age, I've experienced a variety of wedding photographers over the years--from the perspective of bridesmaid (too many times to count) and guest. Consequently, I knew that for my and my partner's wedding day, I wanted something different from what I had seen before: and Lydia provides that twist. At the same time, she definitely gets those "must-have" shots (like family portraits, first toasts, etc) as well.
The photos themselves are the greatest gift. We can't decide on just a few favorites; there are too many favorites. From the details of the wedding site to sweet moments between us (and between us and friends and family members) to large-scale family portraits, Lydia captured the authentic moments from the day. And she did so with quiet command and presence.
Lydia is not only an AMAZING photographer, but we found her to be extremely professional and a joy to have around on such a stressful (yet beautiful) day. During our couples shoot she gave wonderful direction, made it fun, took us to beautiful scenic locations, and was fast. During the ceremony and aftermath she was very discrete, I never even noticed she was snapping photos. So even before we got the photos back, we already knew they were going to be incredible. And when we got them back (in a timely manner) they exceeded all expectations.
We would recommend her a thousand times over!!!! We cannot express it enough....Lydia is brilliant at what she does, she is talented beyond belief, she is professional and fun, when you choose her to document your wedding or life, you won't be sorry.