Hello! My name is Lydia and I am a wedding photographer based in Auckland, New Zealand.
I fell in love photography during high school and went on to do a Bachelor of Visual Arts majoring in Photography at University. I learned a lot from working alongside other photographers I admired and then went on to start my own business. I love that we have an amazing creative community in New Zealand (we’re pretty small so it’s a close-knit bunch!) and so many inspiring people.
My passion is photographing people, I love fashion, going on adventures with friends, discovering new places to eat and swimming in the ocean! People are so important to me, I cherish those close to me and think that every new person I meet gives an opportunity to learn and grow. My favourite time of day is late afternoon, before sunset when there is that delicious glowing, smouldering light. Gorgeous!
I love photographing weddings! My favourite moment on a wedding day is first time a couple see each other. I love capturing the unconditional, complete love they share. It is such a privilege to be a part of their special day and to capture all the sweet little moments that will be cherished forever. My style is quite natural and warm. The most important thing for me is that my couples feel comfortable and relaxed in front of my camera and that they have fun!
I wanted to share this cute couple shoot taken out on the West Coast of Auckland at Muriwai Beach. Aprielle and Nathan are young friends of mine and it was lots of fun to just go on an adventure, find some epic locations and enjoy it! We are very spoilt in NZ with lots of amazing scenery to shoot in, it’s a photographer’s dream!
I would love you to come visit! I also adore travelling; living on a small faraway island is amazing but makes us Kiwis very hungry to explore the rest of the world too! Meeting new people is my jam so feel free to get in touch or follow me or social media, let’s hang out!
COMPANY: Lydia Rachel Photography