Hey there, I'm Lydia!
Canberra candid wedding photographer
I am a photographer with over 5 years experience, photographing across Australia. I started my career as a commercial photographer but soon found myself transitioning to weddings. I am drawn to the authenticity of wedding photography - I am not there to create a moment, I am there to honour and celebrate genuine connections and moments of love.
"I am drawn to the authenticity of wedding photography - I am not there to create a moment, I am there to honour and celebrate genuine connections and moments of love. "
I have experience photographing a variety of different couples; cultures, ages , religions and LGBTQIA+ identities. I believe wholeheartedly that love comes in all shapes and sizes and I celebrate it in every form!
My style of photography is candid and documentary based. Capturing moments as I see them, immortalising them to be celebrated and remembered exactly as they happened.
Being asked to be a part of your wedding day is a personal and intimate experience for me as a photographer. I strive to build rapport with all my clients before their wedding day. I will take the time to get to know you and your partner, and discuss what is important to you both. I want you, as a couple, to feel as relaxed as possible - let your hair down, enjoy your day and I will take care of the rest!
I have two favourite moments to capture during a wedding; the first is the moment the person standing at the altar sees their partner for the first time. It's that split second of raw emotion that must be frozen in time. My other, being the grandparents on the dance floor. While your wedding day is celebration of new and young love, seeing nan and pop slow dancing is a celebration of the enduring commitment people make to each other.
As you've now had the chance to get to know me a little, I hope to get to know you and your partner too!
Studio Downe Weddings operates on Ngunnawal and Ngambri country. We pay our respects to the Traditional Custodians and Elders - past, present and future. We strive to amplify the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded. Always was, always will be.