ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER


Hello, my name is Lydia. I’m a photographer living in St. Joseph, Michigan. I love dark chocolate, black coffee, dry wine, dancing in my kitchen, talking to strangers, and going to the unsalted beach with my three kids. I am forthright, sarcastic, empathetic, and I genuinely wish I was a fairy!

As a photographer, I prefer portraits to be more than just pretty pictures; I strive to capture the genuine personalities of each individual person, and to make it a fun experience for everyone. I do this by creating a relaxed, care-free environment so you can just be yourself.

Over the course of my career, I have photographed weddings, events, families, newborns, dancers, yogis, nudes, and so on... however, currently my primary focus is senior portraits, headshots and my work as a photographer for Grant Stone.


HOW I GOT STARTED


I have enjoyed snapping pictures for as long as I can remember, but I didn’t start taking photography seriously until after my first child was born in 2008. In early 2010, hoping to improve my skills, I sought out an internship which gave me the opportunity to work first hand with two very talented photographers. They taught me more than I can ever thank them for and jump-started my career in the photography business. I officially launched Lydia Woosley Photography early summer of 2011, with my second child strapped to my chest.


grant stone


Grant Stone is a company based in Baroda, MI that makes men's Goodyear Welt boots and shoes. In March of 2019, I started doing lifestyle sessions for Grant Stone's social media. That progressed into various other works for their website and by the end of the year I was doing their official product photography as well. I am now the primary photographer for Grant Stone. I really enjoy it!