Category Archives: Portraits

River Walk | San Antonio, Texas

River Walk San Antonio, Texas Today I am sharing part four of our trip to San Antonio. While we were visiting Jeremy at Lackland, Air Force Base we were able to make a trip to the famous River Walk.  A place I can now cross out from my bucket list of places to visit.  It was another hot humid day but we didn’t let that  ruin our time from enjoying  a stroll along the picturesque River Walk.  We had lunch at Dick’s Last Resort where the staff is known for not being so friendly.View full post »

Maternity Session in Eugene, Oregon | Iriani and Luis

Maternity Session in Eugene, Oregon | Iriani and Luis This maternity session is extra special because I have know Luis since he was a young boy.  Luis is not only my son’s friend but he is also my sister’s husband’s brother.  Did you follow that ! 🙂 Iriani and Luis are expecting their first boy in less then a month.  I was so honored when Luis asked me to document this beautiful chapter in their lives and family heirloom.  They are a beautiful couple and so much fun toView full post »

20’s Styled Shoot With Alexandra | Eugene Photographer

Alexandra is a natural when it comes to being in front of the camera. I had so much fun photographing her for this 20’s styled shoot. Enjoy these images of this blue eye girl!View full post »

Alondra:Honoring My Heritage

Today is Mexico’s Independence Day and in honor of their celebration and my heritage here is a colorful photo session I did of my niece, Alondra earlier this year in Guachinango, Jalisco. And because I think behind the scenes are sometimes  fun and tell a better story!View full post »

20’s -30’s Styled Photo Session | Jennifer

So excited to finally be able to post this styled session I did of Jennifer. About a month ago a group of photographers, models and hair & make up artist got together in down town Portland for a day of fun.  And fun it was!  It was an all day event open to come and go as you wished.  I was hoping to make it early but unfortunately I had another commitment that prevented me from being there sooner.  By the time I arrived most people had left so I was a little disappointed to have missed theView full post »

Guachinango, Jalisco with Manuel

Earlier this year I  went to visit my home town of Guachinango, Jalisco to work on a project that I have been wanting to do for a very long time.  I was super excited about my trip and grateful to my husband and kids for allowing me to be away from home for a month.  My trip was not all business though.  I had an amazing time visiting with family and eating delicious authentic Mexican food.   And to put the icing on the cake, I also got to photograph some special people just for fun. ItView full post »

Bridal Photo Session: Becky | Eugene and Destination Photographer

A beautiful bridal session I did of my friend Becky when I was in Guachinango, Mexico.  I am so grateful for all the opportunities I had to photograph special people during my visit to my home town.   Lydia Gillis Photography is based out of Eugene, Oregon. Serving Eugene, Springfield, Junction City, Harrisburg, and Salem Oregon. Lydia Gillis photography specializes on weddings and high school senior portraits. Available to travel world wide. Please inquire forView full post »

A Gift From My Dad | Eugene Portrait Photographer

When I told my brother that I had done a photo session of our dad at Owen’s Rose Garden, his response was, “are you crazy?” “You don’t photograph men in a garden, men need something  manly!” HAHA! I would tell you which one of my four brothers said this but I know at least my three sisters will be reading this, and maybe my brothers too and it would be fun to see if they can figure out which brother made this comment. All I can say to my brother is that realView full post »

A Taste of My Heritage | Eugene Portrait Photographer

Sharing a piece of my heritage! Bien venidos a Chihuahua, Mexico!  Located in Northern Mexico and home of Basaseachic waterfalls, the largest waterfalls in Mexico.   No, you will not see waterfalls on this session. Just wanted to throw a fun random fact about Chihuahua!  You will however see, my beautiful niece, Kassandra wearing one of  Chihuahua’s traditional folk dance dresses and a part of my  home town Guachinango, Jalisco. The first part of this session was taken in the town’sView full post »