Monthly Archives: March 2016

Sarah and Luke’s Engagement Session at Hendricks Park

Sarah and Luke’s Engagement Session at Hendricks Park They met while Sarah was visiting Oregon and had an instant connection.  A few months later Sarah decided to move to Oregon from Utah to give their relationship a chance.  Now they are engaged and planning their May wedding at Owen’s Park. Sarah and Luke chose to have their engagement session at Hendricks Park, the oldest park in Eugene and one of my favorite places.  I can literally spend all day here reading a good book orView full post »

Eugene Outdoor Rustic Wedding | Robert and Alissa

Eugene Outdoor Rustic Wedding | Robert and Alissa It’s Wednesday wedding and today I want to share with you, Robert and Alissa’s beautiful outdoor rustic wedding.  Alissa and Robert had a small and intimate rustic wedding at Alissa’s parents private home. I love outdoor weddings in Oregon because it always promises a gorgeous view and this wedding was no exception! Thanks Stevi Sayler for inviting me to photograph Alissa and Robert rustic wedding withView full post »

Soft Peaks Cakery | Eugene Wedding Vendor

Soft Peaks Cakery | Eugene Wedding Vendor Today’s featured wedding vendor is Soft Peaks Cakery. A local, custom order bakery that specializes in wedding and special occasional cakes from Eugene, Oregon.   I recently had the opportunity to do a Q & A with Shelly Pruitt, the owner of Soft Peaks Cakery.  So grab a cup of coffee or tea, sit back  and get to know more about Soft Peaks Cakery and the lady who makes her cakes as tasty as they are beautiful! Q: How long have you been inView full post »

Eugene Senior Portraits | Samantha: Willamette High

Eugene Senior Portraits | Samantha:  Willamette High School Today I will be announcing the new LGP Team for 2017 so make sure you are following me on Instagram @lydiagillis to find out who will be part of “Express Yourself” LGP Model Team. Say “Hello” to Samantha! Samantha is on of my 2016 LGP Models form Willamette High School.   I love Samantha’s bubbly spirit, she is adventurous and funny.  Her favorite candy is Sour Patch Kids and her favorite drink is RebelView full post »

A Fun Beach Photo Session | Florence, Oregon

A Fun Beach Photo Session | Florence, Oregon My model search for 2017 is officially closed and I can’t wait to introduce the new team.  Next week is our icebreaker event and I will be officially intruding the new LGP 2017 Model Team. Today I wanted to share this fun photo session I did last month with some of my 2016 LGP Models.  We went to Florence to the north jetty for the photo shoot.  This place is absolutely amazing with beautiful dunes, lots of driftwood, and a breath takingView full post »

Deep Woods Events | Eugene Wedding Venue

Deep Woods Event | Eugene Wedding Venue   Happy Tuesday! One of my first weddings I photographed when I started my business was at Deep Woods Events.  It was the wedding of David and Krystal.  I fell in love with this place the minute I saw it.  Besides  offering endless backdrops for photography it is the perfect venue for your special occasion regardless of the time of year or weather conditions.   With the indoor hall, you have the option for an indoor and/or outdoorView full post »

McKenzie Oak Ranch Wedding | Kate and John

McKenzie Oak Ranch Wedding of Kate and John What does one do when it’s cold and gloomy outside? You write a blog post of a beautiful outdoor summer wedding to take you back to the gorgeous and warm summer day! Kate and John got married last summer at the gorgeous McKenzie Oak Ranch. This place is a photographer dreams.  Perfectly manicured lawns and an orchard made for the perfect backdrop for this Mckenzie Oak Ranch wedding.  Kate and John said their I dos in front of family andView full post »

You Are Engaged, Now What? | Tips On What To Do After You Get Engaged

You Are Engaged, Now What? 12 Tips On What To Do After YOU Get Engaged. You’re engaged now what?  I hope that by now you have notified your family and close friends.  And I hope that you shared the new with them in person or by phone and not through social media! Planning your dream wedding can be stressful and overwhelming but it doesn’t have to be this way.  I am writing 12 tips on what to to after the engagement in hopes to help brides plan their wedding they have been dreamingView full post »

Kayla| Eugene Senior Pictures At Dorris Ranch

Kayla | Eugene Senior Pictures at Dorris Ranch  I  have been super busy working behind the scenes as I get everything ready for the Model-Parent meeting this coming Sunday for our 2017 Models. I am so excited to welcome our new team to the LGP Family and start working with them.  It’s going to be an exciting year. Class of 2016 I have a few dates open in March and April if you still need to book your senior session.  And yes, you can still get them in time for your graduation andView full post »