Oh hey. I’m Lydia.
My photography obsession started when my grandma gave me my first film camera for my 9th birthday. Ever since then, I’ve been hooked. I took photos of EVERYTHING, from my friends to the typical “artsy trees and grass” to dressing up my goats in party hats for photoshoots. Seriously, GOATS. Needless to say, that did not go very well. As a junior in high school, I bought my first “real” camera and started taking photos of families, seniors, local sports, as well as my very first wedding.
Fun fact: my first “real, paying client” is now my husband; I took his senior pictures.
Throughout college, I began shooting more and more, and my passion for capturing engagements and weddings really developed from a hobby into a career. After graduating with my BFA in Graphic Design, I realized that although I enjoyed design, there was something very special about working with people and capturing their stories, and I knew that photography was the route I wanted to continue to pursue.
I consider myself extremely privileged to share such important events with my clients. I believe in doing crazy things for the sake of gorgeous photos – let’s climb that mountain, stand in that lake, or book some cheap flights just for a killer engagement session location. I want to tell YOUR story, and I want YOUR photos to be unique. After all, these are the moments you’ll want to re-live for the rest of your life! Your shoot will be relaxed, interactive, and you might even forget you’re in front of the camera. I want you to feel natural, beautiful, and to have FUN!
Today, I live in Fargo, ND with my wonderful husband, Norman. I drink a lot of coffee, love quilting, and am trying my best to be somewhat good at baking. In other words, I probably have a lot in common with your grandma. My non-elderly hobbies include hiking, watching The Office, playing on a co-ed softball team, eating Taco John’s (seriously SO good,) and of course, traveling.
*Photo above courtesy of FloraPine Photography