more about Lidia
Where are you from originally ?
I'm originally from Russia but have been living all over the world from the age of 16.
How long have you been a photographer?
I've been always fascinated with photography and have been actively pursuing it for the past 6 years.
What other kinds of photography do you like to do?
I enjoy fashion and conceptual photography, creating projects and focusing on specific ideas.
How would you describe your photography style?
My photography style is romantic and clean, i like to call it "fine art". I incorporate light, pastel colours and look for simple but captivating shots.
How do you work on the day?
I prefer documentary style where the events happen naturally and I am able to capture spontaneous moments without interfering. I would help with posing the couple and family/ wedding party for a few shots and then let everyone get on and have fun so I can have more relaxed shots as well.
Have you been published anywhere in magazines or online blogs?
I have been featured in several online blogs such as 2Bright Lights Editor's Choice Award, Society Bride, The Bridal Detective and few others.
Are there any parts of the day you especially like photographing?
I really enjoy photographing "getting ready" moments as you can feel everyone's anticipation and excitement. Bride walking down the isle is always breath taking and is a very special moment; I always make sure to capture groom's expression - those moments are quite emotional and make up great memories. The other time I really enjoy photographing is when bride and groom are finally together after taking all those wedding party photos.
How many images do you normally shoot on a typical 8 hour wedding?
I might shoot thousands of photos during the event and will narrow my selection down to around 450-600 images during the editing process.
How much post production do you do?? What is your style?
I enjoy various styles of editing and like to discuss this process with the clients. I have options for a subtle, light, pastel-toned style with a slight vintage feel or something more dark and with contrast creating a more contemporary look. I am always happy to edit 5-10 images for the couple and show few styles to see which one they'd like to go with for the rest of the images.
Do you have a favourite, must-capture moment for every wedding?
A must capture moment for me is couple's grand exit with confetti. It's always fun to photograph but challenging as well as you end up with a lot of funny looking photos of the bride and grooms faces completely covered with it :)
What’s the most unique photo you’ve ever taken at a wedding?
It's hard to say in regard to the most unique photos I've taken, I'd say quite a lot of my favourite/unique ones would be of bride or groom with their grandparents or younger siblings as those moments are very emotional, like a bride crying when dancing with her dad. Those moments are very sweet and special.
What piece of advice would you give brides and grooms to ensure that they get wedding photos they love forever?
I would say make sure you connect with the photographer's style and have trust in what they do. For that, I would recommend meeting up and getting to know each other as that person (photographer) will be taking part in your special day and it would be great to know what your preferences are. Also, very important thing is not to forget that the big day is all about you and celebration of you/your love, so let go of any worries and have fun!
If you weren’t a wedding photographer, what would you be doing?
I can't think of not being creative, so potentially, I would do something with clothing design or painting.