Lydia Rachel Photography

Auckland Photographer


Hello I'm Lydia! I am a lover of people, an admirer of beauty, a sun chaser with wild hair who's always looking for a new café to try. I am in love with weddings and being able to capture the sweet moments, unconditional love and genuine beauty of your big day is such a privilege.

IF I HAVE A FREE SUNDAY I WOULD SPEND IT... hanging out at the beach with family and friends, exploring, eating good food, taking photos together and then church at night + spending time with more people I love.

MY MOST MEMORABLE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE WAS... going to New York recently, I absolutely fell in love! There's an energy there you can't really describe until you've been. There's always something happening, so much to see and so many talented people, it was super inspiring. Definitely somewhere I could live one day!

THE COUNTRY I MOST WANT TO VISIT IS... I have to say recently I have been lusting after sailing around Croatia; it looks so beautiful! I'm definitely someone who would chase warmer temperatures around the world all year if I could

WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT MY JOB IS... meeting some amazing people and being able to add value to their lives by capturing memories and moments in their lives that will be shared with generations to come. The joy I get when my clients tell me they love their images is the best feeling in the world!

IF I DIDN'T DO THIS FOR A JOB I WOULD BE/DO... probably still something creative or I think I would go crazy! I'm loving interior design and styling at the moment so maybe something to do with that?

IF I COULD GIVE NEWLY ENGAGED COUPLES ONE PIECE OF ADVICE IT WOULD BE... you can do whatever you want for your wedding! Don't feel like you have to stick to tradition or try to impress others. Stay true to you! The most genuine, personalized weddings are often the most special and memorable. Also, make sure you stop and enjoy the process!

I LOVE WHERE I LIVE BECAUSE... Auckland is a great and growing city, I adore discovering new places to eat every week, being close to beautiful beaches and nature and being able to go on adventures with my lovely friends who live here too.

IF I COULD LIVE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD IT WOULD BE... I'd love to live in New York for a while! Though I would miss NZ beaches and people so here will always be home.

MY FAVOURITE MOVIE IS? The Great Gatsby. I love the glitz, glamour and tragedy + it has a pretty rad soundtrack.

MOST MEMORABLE MEAL I'VE EVER EATEN WAS... This is so hard (I love food!). It's made that much better by the place you eat it and the people you share it with. One great memory I have is sitting on the grass by the East River in Brooklyn, New York eating Grimaldi's pizza with my sisters. Best pizza I've ever had in an amazing city!

THE PETS I OWN ARE... I have a very cute but slightly sassy cat. I love dogs too but if I had to choose I would probably say I'm a cat person, so cute and cuddly!