Katrina and I met up in early Spring for her senior session and I fell in love with her vibe and look right away. From her blue eye makeup to her Vans t-shirt <3 What a cool girl!
This beauty is my neighbor!! She was like 10 when we moved in to this neighborhood... I can't believe she is a senior already, time sure does fly!
I photographed this beauty last fall but dang it she fell into the "fall burnout" abyss of not blogged clients. I AM SO SORRY!! Better late than never I say! PS if you are senior or anyone for that matter thinking about a fall session. Now is the time to get on the schedule! With 7 weddings in 6 weeks starting the last week of September my fall openings will be a little more restricted... or I could just be trying to squeeze everyone in and not sleeping... who knows 🤷♀️
Laney is hitting the blog today! She is another senior that opted for the split season 2 hour session. Pretty sure the first session felt colder than the snow session 🤔 it was allll kinds of cold, windy and misty that first session but Laney rocked it both times and her snow session is to die for 😍
Every year I have at least one client that is adventurous, brave, (and maybe a little crazy) that wants snow pictures 😄 This year I had 4 on my waiting list!!! The last few year have been tough in the snow department. But not this year!!!!!! As I type, most of us are snowed in from the foot of snow we got last night 🥶 Thankfully all my snow clients have been taken care of so I can just post my beautiful clients instead of romp around in this craziness lol.
This is Bayli class of 2021. The best snow is the morning snow, so you have to be ready to go at the drop of the hat! The morning Bayli called me it was the gorgeous kind of snow that sticks to everything. We decided to go for it, but by the time we got out there it was transitioning to a wet snow. Thankfully we worked super fast and got everything in before it started to melt all around us! Thanks for be my adventurous type of client Bayli!
Olivia || Senior Model, Class of 2021 🎓 Olivia opted for the 2 hour split senior session with her model package. That meant she got to do 5 different senior shoots and by the 5th shoot I asked her, "Are you tired of me yet?!" She smiled big and said NOPE! 💕 If you like to be in front of the camera and want 5 different shoots for your senior year now's the time to apply! Only 8 days left till the applications close. Hop on over to www.capturedbylydia.com/2022-senior-model-call to learn more and fill out an application!
Did you know our 2022 Senior Model Call is open right now??? Cierra was one of our stunning 2021 models. If you want to model for Simply torn, not once but TWICE, and have a fun paint shoot in addition to your personal senior session(s), now is the time to sign up!! Visit www.capturedbylydia.com/2022-senior-model-call by Feb 24th to submit your application.
Jordyn requested a sunflower field for her first session and it was PERFECT timing for the new field in Lima. I adored her outfit and I am a TOTAL sucker for a hat 😍Love love love how these turned out!
Next up in my late to be blogged, but not forgotten 2020 Seniors 😬 Is this sweet girl! Her laugh was infectious and it was a joy to get to know her. ALSO I was super stoked when she and her mother informed me that the second session would be taking place on their property that happened to be a location I have been wanting to shoot at for years! Caroline you are a special soul and I hope you achieve all you set your heart on ❤️
Lima, Ohio | 2021 Senior Model Shoot | Beauty by Jill | Simply Torn | Captured by Lydia | Cierra, Cyrus, Jordyn, Kyleigh, Olivia
Ahhhh feels so good to be back! This is our 5th year of this model program! When we met with the models and the parents on March 1st and laid out the timeline for our upcoming shoots no one could have predicted what our would has gone through the last few months. Shoots kept getting pushed back as we waited for each vendor to be released from the health orders and when our final piece of the puzzle (salons) were released I jumped for joy! All the girls have been so patient and flexible ❤️ It felt so good to finally get a small taste of normal by having this shoot with this sweet group of girls! Cierra, Cyrus, Jordyn, Kyleigh, + Olivia KILLED their shoot and as always Simply Torn + Beauty by Jill did a stellar job with styling, hair and makeup! PLEASE if you don't already follow them click the names of these 2 vendors above and go follow them on facebook and Instagram! They are both so AMAZING at what they do and I am honored to work with with them and grateful that they donate to this program year after year!
Beauty by Jill MOVED! Their new salon is SO pretty! Go check them out 😍
Oh man the first time I met Kaitie I knew she was going to be fun to photograph. I loved her outfit and she was a natural poser. I remember her mentioning she wanted to do a snow session for her second session. Her mom wasn't as keen on that idea but I said I was down for anything so let me know! They decided to go with a fall session instead of snow.... but you wouldn't know it if I hadn't told you!!! They picked the COLDEST day in November with a 17 degree wind chill and snow everywhere! Kaitie ended up getting what she wanted in the end but her sweet little hands and legs paid for it! We seriously almost called it quits halfway through because it was so cold, but Kaitie channeled all her will power and pushed on! These seniors I tell ya... they are amazing! Congrats Kaitie on making it through one of the weirdest years of school! Hope college is all you want it to be ❤️
We are at it again!!! This is our 5th year of the senior model program and I am thrilled with the group of sweet girls we have 💕 Our timeline, just like EVERYONE else's in this world, go a little delayed by the virus but we are happy to be back at now! The weekend before the country basically shut down we had our Parent/Model meeting to determine who our final models were. This shoot takes place to allow the girls to get to know each other and get comfortable in front of my camera before the big styled shoot. Normally we would have had this shoot in April...but ya know. This shoot is always tricky to schedule anyway because we have the weather and 5 different schedules to work with. Thankfully everyone was available on Memorial day! I was watching the weather on my app saw some rain mid day but none during our shoot so I thought we were golden. WELP that rain was a DOWNPOUR and our normal spot for the paint shoot was pretty soggy. Last minute I found a spot downtown and it was perfect. I loved the change up in scenery and the girls clicked right away. I think I am just going to expect the unexpected for the rest of this year and roll with it 🤷♀️😁👍
Oh man do I love photographing seniors in the spring!! Madi opted for part II of her senior session to take place in the spring and I couldn't have been more excited. The light, the flowers, and her beauty...WOWZA! Congrats Madi on your graduation in this crazy time! I hope you achieve all the things you set your mind on 💕
Hey friends! This is Madison and she is one of my 2020 Senior Models. We split her senior photos into two sessions this past year and even though we finished up her last session in the fall she fell through my blogging cracks. You'd think with us all being at home non-stop the last 2 months I'd be a blogging fool...that's a nope 😬 sorry Madison! Well better late than never I say! Give this beauty some extra love because all our seniors need it right now 💕
Chloe is one of our senior models this year! She is also a family friend, and I photographed her sister's senior photos...so I was stoked when I heard she was joining our senior model program. Man, I love photographing Chloe, she falls right into posing, is super easy and obviously gorgeous <3 I can't wait for her second session coming up soon!
Will someone pinch me!! I swear I am dreaming because I get the most beautiful clients <3 Audrey and her gorgeous hair, eyes, and smile made my day!
Did you know you can split a 2 hour Senior Session into two seasons?? That is exactly what Kaitlyn one of our 2019 Senior Models did! She was able to get a beautiful snow session (View Here) and a stunning Spring session too! I loved her HAT it just pulled this whole session together...that and her awesome posing skills! <3
Guys I am so excited to share this years model shoot with you!! This year we teamed up with Wonderfully Made Boutique for the styling and once again the talented Beauty by Jill team for makeup and hair. Wonderfully Made Boutique is a trendy & affordable boutique located in the historic downtown of Wapakoneta OH & Bluffton, OH, the home of Bluffton University. They pride themselves on helping customers discover their personal style all while staying on a budget. They are a faith-based business who loves Jesus, fashion & building relationships with their customers. Beauty By Jill is a salon offering all hair services, facials, massages, manicures, pedicures, body waxing, and private spa parties. If you haven't checked them out make sure to do so!
Once again thanks to our vendors and GORGEOUS models the shoot turned out pretty awesome if I do say so myself!
So if you follow my work...you know I tend to shoot a lot of serious face photos. Lindsay could totally rock a serious face, but it just didn't fit her! Some people are just meant to smile all the way through their sessions <3 So that's what we did. I loved working with Lindsay and her sweet momma was trying to hold back the tears. I already know I am going to be such a mess when my kids get to this stage in life. My favorite thing from this session... hearing her sweet momma say to Lindsay something along the lines of, "Wow. You are just so beautiful, I know you are beautiful, but I don't get to just sit and stare at you all the time like this, you are so so beautiful." <3 That's right momma she is beautiful and you made that!! Enjoy that beauty!
Ja'Kyra….. girl you are beautiful! You mastered the serious look and the laugh... you're a pro! Thanks for taking the long (and pokey) route through the field when there was a clear path only 6 feet from us lol.
Kaitlyn, one of our 2019 Senior Models, wanted snow.... SHE GOT IT!! Are her red lips not PERFECT?? This shoot was not easy because of the cold but Kaitlyn pulls it of like a pro <3
This girl made it so easy <3 We split her 2 hour session into two days about a month apart. For the second session her boyfriend who was home visiting from boot camp joined us. THEY ARE SO CUTE!!!