I have enjoyed taking pictures since before I can remember. By the time I was a teenager, it was rare to see me without a camera in tow. But it wasn't until after my first child was born in 2008 that I really started taking the time to build my skills. In early 2010, I sought out a photography internship which gave me the opportunity to work first hand with two, very skilled 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 with a baby carrier.
The majority of my career as a photographer has been centered around portraits; primarily Family and Senior portraits. Over the years, my love for capturing a person's true essence in the perfect light has also led me to photograph dancers, yogis, artistic nudes, boudoir, headshots, newborns, weddings, and events. That same passion has crossed over into product and commercial work since I started working for Grant Stone in March 2019.
I am very friendly and easy going which typically puts my clients at ease, so they can relax, be themselves, and have fun! While I usually work alone, I love to work with teams and individuals. I enjoy assisting other artists in achieving their vision just as much as I enjoy my own work as a photographer.
I have learned a lot about myself over the course of my career. A big lesson has been to trust myself and know that I am capable of a lot more than I thought I was 14 years ago. The road has been far from easy and I have had to figure out how to take advice with a grain of salt and rely on my own gut. It brings me joy to think that I will not stop learning new skills, in life and in my career, until the day I die.