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We love late nights, real laughs, genuine love, fresh air, and the kind of dream clients way ahead of us when it comes to going on an adventure. If you're into photos that feel as real as you are, you want your memories made to last, and you'd like to make two new friends in the process, keep scrolling, We can't wait to meet you. 


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I'M LYDIA

Thanks for visiting my website. I am a photographer specializing in weddings, High School Seniors and Personal Branding Photographer. My home base is Denver, Colorado but I am available for travel worldwide. I am a wife, a mom.  I am a lover of life, and love anything that has nuts and chocolate. I have the cutest miniature schnauzer name Sir Chauncey.

I love to travel, nature and concerts.   I love fashion but feel my best in an old pair of jeans and t-shirt.  I love to laugh, dance and sing.  I can't carry a tune but who cares, I will still sing and then laugh at myself.  I love to travel and immerse myself in the local culture and cuisine.  I would love to some day be a contestant on The Amazing Race with my husband. I think we would make an awesome team.  I love to meet new people and I want to met YOU

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Today I want to talk to you about the best investment you can make in your business and no, it’s not getting the latest equipment or gadgets on the market. Though as photographers we always want to get the latest and newest camera. Right? Education The best investment you can make in your business is […]

When I think of my childhood, I think of my humble beginnings, I think of this place, El Tecolote (The Owl). This is my maternal grandparent’s ranch. The place where I was born. Where I took my first breath, my first steps. Its the place where I spent every summer up to my teenage years. […]

Day four of our trip took us to explore the Colosseum and Foro Palatino Con Mostra in Italy. To be at a place I only read about for years, was surreal. I tried to put myself at that time in history wondering what it would be like to have lived during then, being an actual […]

My Baby Gril Turns 21! Where do I begin? It’s hard to believe my baby girl turns 21 today! It seems like it was only yesterday that I held this precious soul in my arms. I’m amazed by the beautiful young lady she has become and how much she has achieved so far. Today I […]

Editorial Wedding at Marriott Phoenix Resort Tempe at The Buttes I can’t believe this shoot has never been published until now. This editorial wedding shoot is one of the shoots a participated at Showit United Conference in Phoenix Arizona. Every year I make it my goal to go to at least two conferences. I strongly […]

Today I’m going to share four things I do to set myself up for a productive work week. Every Sunday night I take about thirty minutes to plan out my week ahead. This not only helps me be strategic but also helps me be productive. Brain-Dump I like the idea of brain dumping and if […]

How to have a productive work week

25th Wedding Anniversary Today as Curt and I celebrate our 26th wedding anniversary, I’m going to take you down memory lane and sharing some pictures from our 25th Anniversary in Siena, Italy. When Curt and I got married we promised each other that we would renew our vows and celebrate our 25th Anniversary in Italy […]

25th anniversary in Siena, Italy

Day two of our trip took us to Naples, Italy. Curt and I started our day by taking a two- hour train ride from Rome to Naples for a day in Naples, Italy. The train ride was relatively uneventful, we took the time to enjoy the scenery and also get some reading in. I say […]

What should you see in Rome Italy It’s hard to believe it was a year ago to the date that Curt and I were strolling the streets of Rome, Italy. And it’s also hard to believe that it’s taking me a year to blog this trip of a lifetime! Curt and I have been talking […]

What should you see in Rome Italy?

writer and soul gardener Today on the blog is my friend Sharon Musgrove of Sharon Musgrove Untethered. Sharon is a teacher, counselor, writer, and self-proclaimed sociologist. The opportunities opened to her, over the years, have led her on a fascinating journey observing human behavior.  She has a diverse background in business, fitness, and health industries. […]

Hector and Arianna’s Guachinango, Jalisco, Wedding I’m super excited to finally be able to share this beautiful wedding with you. It’s one of my favorite weddings for so many reasons. First, this is my brother Hector and Arianna’s wedding. Their beautiful wedding took place at their ranch in our home town of Guachinango, Jalisco, Mexico. […]

Boundaries for success How to set boundaries for success. If you are anything like I use to be, I feel you. When I started my business over eight years ago, I didn’t have set hours for work. I worked whenever I wanted and I actually took pride in that. However, because I didn’t have set […]

Business Tips, How to set boundaries for success

Today on the blog is my good friend Michelle of MJ’s Photography. Michelle is a Eugene, Oregon Boudoir and Wedding Photographer.  I love stories. What’s your story? I started photographing when I was in 5th grade and started posing kids on the playground! After my daughter was born, I bought a new 35 MM film […]

Eugene Boudoir and Wedding Photographer

If you’re anything like me, you have a love-hate relationship with social media. It’s a great tool to grow our business and trust factor, but we dislike the fact that social media is constantly changing. Attempting to keep up with the never-ending changes and algorithms feels like a chore in its self. Why social media? […]

Today on the blog we are featuring this blue eye lady, Regina. Regina is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, based in Denver, Colorado, who uses a functional medicine approach to address your health concerns. I love stories. What’s your story? I’m a registered dietitian nutritionist and a mom of two boys with food allergies. I thought […]

The Dos and Don’ts of how networking effectively. How many of you cringe or roll your eyes when you hear the word “networking”? Maybe you think networking is just too much for you. Too overwhelming, you are not interested, a waste of time. Or Maybe you think its intimating…it feels too salesy and out of […]

Today on the blog is Micki a Denver Wellness and Life Coach. Micki helps you work through your mind drama and implement personalized wellness strategies to become your healthier and happier self. Grab your cup of coffee or tea and read more of her story! I love stories. What’s your story? I feel like this […]

Freelance Graphic Designer from Eugene, Oregon. Andrea is a freelance graphic designer offering custom and semi-custom stationery and branding services. Branding session photographed by Lydia Gillis Photography.

Three Things to consider when choosing a wedding venue.   You are planning one of the biggest days of your life.  You have dreamed of this day since you where little…YOUR WEDDING DAY! Today we are talking about finding the right venue for your wedding. After your engagement, setting a date, and a budget, the […]

Today on our 52 Women Entrepreneurs blog series is Jen Johannsen. Jen is the creator of the School of Calm and a non-weird meditation coach. Jen helps stressed and burned-out people discover their calm and happy with non-weird meditation. With 12 years of experience as a School Psychologist, Jen knows a thing or two about […]

These are trying times for all of us. Our uninvited intruder, COVID-19 has brought our photography Businsess as well as many other industries to a halt! During these times of uncertainty, we are all trying to survive and stay above waters. As photographers, we are all missing not being able to photograph our clients. As […]

Coach for moms with ADHD students

Reiki Master and Teacher, a certified aromatherapist and spiritual counselor.

8 tips on how to work from home effectively – Denver Personal Branding Photographer, Lydia Gillis

Happy Tuesday everyone! First, I want to thank everyone who has taken the time to follow and comment on the posts from the 52 Women Entrepreneurs Series! I hope you’re enjoying learning about these amazing ladies. Today on the blog is Jessica Taylor. Jessica is the owner of The Ground, boutique fitness and wellness studio […]

Today on the blog is Cindy Deeg from The Heart of the Matter. Cindy helps busy mommas how to consciously record their children’s memories, regularly and then consolidate, organized and backed them up into one location.

She’s passionate about helping women untether themselves from limiting beliefs that hold them back in their business and ultimately from their life goals. Meet Jacquelyn Rodriguez an Intuitive Healing Business Coach from Virginia.

Life Coach and Certified Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP) from New York. She’s dedicated to helping you achieve your highest potential.

Her quest is to help women stand on their own two feet after a divorce, find out who they truly are, and help them live beautiful authentic lives. Believe me, life can get much better when you figure this out.

I love stories. What’s your story? I grew up in Utah. We were a pretty normal family – my dad worked three jobs, while my mom stayed home with me & my twin brothers. All that normal went away when my parents split – life got a lot tougher overnight. Luckily I was awarded a […]

I love stories. What’s your story? Former Ice Cream and Candy store owner, turned clean eating health coach! I used to own three very large Sweet shops in the mountains of Colorado pushing sugar to thousands! Sugar and stress ruled my life. Now I’ve done a 180 in my life and I’m trying to help […]

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