And the winners are….

I was so moved by all your amazing stories. Thank you for taking the time to write into me and tell me your stories. I was touched by each and every one of you. With out further ado, the winners are….

Kristen Shultz and Jillian Brockman!

Thanks again for all of you who entered!



Yes, you read this right. I’m announcing a contest for a free wedding or engagement session brought to you by me! Details on what you have to do are below, but you’re only eligible for 1 shoot, sorry can’t be both. You must live in the Los Angeles area (within an hour), your engagement session or wedding must be in 2014, and you have the choice of three locations for your engagement session. Wedding photography giveaway includes six hours of coverage. Pictures are included in both giveaways.

Here’s what you need to do:
1. follow me on instagram (lymessenger) or like Lydia Messenger Photography on Facebook.
2. send me a photo of you and your love and describe your love and style. (be specific as possible)
3. tell me your story and why you’d choose Lydia Messenger Photography
4. contact me via email: or message me via facebook
5. Winner will be announced Friday April 4th 2014.








































Ben and Jessica are amazing and their wedding reflected that. They’re love for one another and love for life shown throughout the day. I loved how relaxed Jessica was. She spent the day laughing and smiling, which I think every bride should do. Don’t stress out about the little things. They won’t matter tomorrow. But what will matter is that you shared an amazing day with friends and family celebrating your love. Special thanks to Dan Garcia for second shooting with me and for always having my back.

Dan & Magaly | Orcutt Ranch Wedding

















































Dan & Magaly were such a fun couple on their wedding day. Their wedding party made me laugh so much, perhaps the most I’ve ever laughed at a wedding. I loved how they chose to write their own vows and seal them to be read in 25 years. Dan & Magaly, I wish you all the best and please please don’t ever stop making each other laugh.