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We have only seen a brief preview of our photos, my husband and I loved them and couldn't have been happier with the service and professionalism she provided to us. We had a hell of a time finding a photographer-- our first one ended up not being able to change from the originally-booked date when our venue didn't have the date we needed (my bad), and our second photographer got pregnant and couldn't do our event (definitely not my bad). I was so frustrated, but then Lydia came along! She totally saved the day and accommodated our meager budget along with nearly all of our requests. She's so friendly and calming, plus she's a fantastic listener. I'm the opposite of a wedding person and only conceded to plan anything remotely resembling one because my husband and family wanted us to do something. Lydia really respected this about me and was totally willing to accommodate my wish to keep things as relaxed and casual as possible. She also was integral to implementing the evening's structure and gave us wonderful suggestions that I'd never have thought of without her. I truly felt more like I was working with a friend than a vendor. She was wonderful and we couldn't have asked for a better person to work with. We can't wait to see the rest of the photos!

/  Cary  /

 

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Where to begin... First and foremost besides from being extremely talented, Lydia Maybee was unbelievably awesome to work with! Not only did I love working with her on my special day but I gained a new friend. It has been 5 weeks since I have received my wedding photos and I can't stop looking at them! If you are looking for those Instagram picture perfect photos that make you swoon - look no further, Lydia is the one you want to capture your special day. Lydia did not miss a beat in the scheduled timeline she helped create for our day or a detail I planned. Our friends and family loved working with her as well and to this day cannot stop complimenting on the amazing job she did. Not only did Lydia help create the perfect picture memories for us to look back on, but her sister Sarah (who was our second shooter) did too. Lydia will forever be my go to photographer because she really triumphs other photographers in the Buffalo area.

/  Jess  /

 

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We absolutely loved Lydia! She was so much fun to work with right from the start. I was a little nervous going into the engagement photo shoot, but she made it fun. She also helped us a lot with setting up a timeline and schedule for the wedding day, and helped with other questions we had, even if they weren't related to the photography. On the day of the wedding, she and her sister did a fantastic job, and everyone commented on how great they were. They were friendly and kind, and did a great job of photographing everyone, without being too intrusive. They didn't interrupt the ceremony by getting in the way. During the reception, Lydia was very instrumental in making sure things were done when they were supposed to be. She voluntarily acted as a go-between with me and the DJ and venue to make sure the first-dance, father/daughter dance, cake-cutting, etc happened when it should. I had so many other things to do, and the night flew by so fast, it was incredibly helpful to have her there to help and support me. And the photos turned out beautifully! Everyone comments on how wonderful they are. And they arrived timely; a dozen photos the next day, and the rest came 2 months after the wedding (and the engagement photos arrived within days of that photoshoot). I would highly recommend Lydia!

/  Tamblyn  /

 

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Lydia was absolutely incredible. Booking her as our photographer was the best decision we made for the wedding. Thank you so much to both Lydia and her sister! From the start, working with Lydia was fun and easy. Her contract was very reasonable and she sent it ahead of time for me to review and then we had a call to go over any questions. We spoke with her multiple times throughout the planning process – phone calls, text messages, and emails. She helped us pick photography locations, determine the timeline for the day, gave guidance on family photos, and we even had time to chit chat and build a relationship – it was so nice. However, on the day of the wedding, she exceeded any expectations we had by far. I’m going to try to remember ALL she did for us - she worked over a 12 hour day going to multiple locations to make sure we got all our special shots. When we got behind in our schedule, she made sure to keep us informed so we could make decisions. She rallied disorganized family members for photos. She made sure that we were eating/drinking regularly (which by the way we know she was not able to do for herself because she was working so hard). She was there to keep us informed on when the first dances would be, when the garter toss was coming, and other important moments. And she staying in constant contact with our families to ensure they were happy and getting all the shots they wanted. Her and her sister worked so hard and we hope they know how grateful we are. Finally, after the wedding day, we had family members and friends coming up to us saying “Who was your photographer? She was incredible.” “She really knew what she was doing.” “I loved her so much – she made sure we got all our family photographed.” She was in every conversation we had after the wedding and we made sure to sing her praises.

/  Natalie  /

 

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I really can't say enough about Lydia-she was an amazing photographer! I kind of want to get married again so that I can book her again-and trust me that is not an exaggeration.She includes an engagement shoot in her packages and those photos were so good that I still get compliments on them, so I already know I will love the wedding photos. She was professional, conscientious, attentive, and extremely helpful. She is also open to shooting anywhere you suggest, which is really fun! She actually volunteered to bustle my dress while I was talking to people at our cocktail hour because she noticed that I likely would not be able to sneak away to have it done elsewhere-that is how helpful she is! She and her sister both shot at our wedding and they really kept the day moving; Lydia was highly organized and they are both so friendly. My husband and I are SO happy that we booked her and after seeing her photography and watching her work, my friend has already decided to book her for her wedding (as soon as she gets engaged!). 

/  Christen  /

 

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We absolutely LOVED working with Lydia!! She is an amazing photographer. More than willing to travel and her work is just wonderful. Love all of her ideas. Plus, she is super fun to be around!

/  Anonymous  /

 

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Lydia is an absolute dream to work with. She is so talented and creative and is just an amazing all around person. She is the right amount of support and understanding...but will also make you feel comfortable if she needs to be more of a leader at times. Thank you so much Lydia! I hope our paths cross and we get to work with you again! Maternity shoot?

/  Crystal  /

 

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I can't say enough great things about Lydia. Her pictures are gorgeous, she makes you feel comfortable, and her price is just right! I looked at numerous photographers before allowing my friend who is a photographer in Manhattan make the final decision. She and I LOVED Lydia's blog, especially the personal touches and her love for photography which was evident in all of her photos. After meeting with Lydia, I knew she was right for my wedding. I know I made the right choice because my wedding and engagement pictures were perfect and I felt completely comfortable with Lydia, as well as her sister, who assisted her at our wedding. I have gotten more compliments on my pictures and questions about who took them than I ever imagined! Anyone who books Lydia Maybee Photography for their wedding is very lucky in my opinion!!

/  Megan  /