Lydia Rachel

Hello! My name is Lydia (middle name- Rachel) and I am a lover of light, a seeker of adventure and have a passion for people. I adore capturing love and lifestyle stories. Natural, timeless and fresh imagery and videography is what I'm about and being able to capture significant moments in your lives is a privilege! 

Welcome to my corner of the internet! Stay, look around and be inspired. Feel free to slide into my messages. I am currently based in Auckland, NZ. I'd love to grab a coffee (in real life or virtually) and get to know you more.


My why.

Photography to me is more than just pretty pictures. It is a gift that can be used to add value to people's lives, to capture beauty, tell authentic stories and immortalize the most memorable moments of your life. It is a privilege to do what I do and I want it to be an exciting, enjoyable and relaxing experience for every client.  

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Recent Features

style me pretty / 
romantic mountain elopement

green wedding shoes / 
backyard portland wedding

grey likes weddings / 
summer travel elopement

ruffled / 
beachy engagement session





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Kind Words.


Oh my goodness! The photos are absolutely amazing, we love them so much. Thank you so very much, they are so much more than I had ever imagined. I love how they tell the story of the day so well, it is so nice to be able to relive it over and over again. There are so many shots that are so beautiful and perfect and so many candid shots that really capture so much true emotion.

You were so great to work with, no one even remembers seeing you at the ceremony or reception and yet there are so many great photos of it. The whole bridal party loved getting our photos taken, you made the whole experience so much fun. So thank you again, we cannot be more happy with our photos.


When looking for a wedding photographer, I think I was mostly looking for someone who would be able to catch who we are and our personalities within the photos.

The main thing that drew us to Lydia's work was the fact that her photos are timeless. We will be able to look back on our photos in 20 years, and still love the look of our photos. Lydia's photos manage to be modern and beautiful, without doing this.  

Lydia was so amazing to work with leading up to the wedding. Where I lacked inspiration and ideas, she really filled that gap, and even spent a day hunting out possible shooting spots within the area. She is really approachable and friendly. I felt valued and important from the start. 
Lydia really values her clients and goes above and beyond. She really makes you feel special. We couldn't be happier. 


We had the pleasure of having Lydia as our wedding photographer, as we decided on an elopement we were quite hesitant as to whether or not to have a photographer with us as our day was going to be very intimate.

Lydia was amazing and very non-invasive for those who are camera shy, she provided us with natural shots/poses that we are so happy with! Her boho/indie style suited our forest wedding perfectly and Lydia was professional, sweet and lovely to deal with prior, during and after our wedding day. 

We are so happy with the photos from our day and would highly recommend choosing Lydia as your photographer for your special day. 


Lydia was our number one choice of wedding photographer when we got engaged. We had already seen her work and knew she would do a great job plus she has the most lovely personality to go with it!

Leading up to the wedding she was really helpful and organised and put us at ease.

On the day she was amazing - she quietly captured every moment and detail and made us feel so comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera. She was also great at giving direction when we needed it. 

She was totally unfazed by the crazy freezing wind even though she was probably freezing herself!! We would 100% recommend Lydia to anyone looking for a wedding photographer and are so glad we chose her.

Lydia took natural, light photos that captured the authentic moments, the raw emotions, the beautiful people and places that made up our wedding day.

As we look back over these photos we are given another chance to enjoy the day that was, and think about how lucky we were to have Lydia as our photographer.

She listened to our requests, gave us simple advice and cues, and even took surprise photos that nobody knew about. These photographs tell the story of our day, and I am so glad we not only trusted Lydia to be our photographer, but that she was there to celebrate the day with us.