Hi, I'm Lydia!

I am a photographer living in Minneapolis, MN. Creating beautiful, empowering images is my passion. I love to use color, texture and light to create a vibrant story of my subjects. I have a studio in NE Minneapolis that I use for most of my creative projects (as well as a box of props, fabrics and craft supplies) however I love to be where you feel most comfortable. I strive to create a welcoming environment where folks can be themselves, be vulnerable, and express themselves in their most authentic selves.

When I am not taking photos I spend time with my friends, teach yoga, read, listen to and play music :)


Lydia Smith is an extremely talented photographer. She not only can create eye catching, beautiful images, she also is able to capture the emotion in every shot. Working with Lydia is a treat as well. I always imagined our engagement photos would be stiff and posed because my fiancé and I are both awkward in front of the camera. Her bubbly personality, though, creates a such an open, fun, and stress-free environment that it allowed my fiancé and I to break out of our shells.

Anna & Matt


Lydia has been the photographer for Killed by Kiwis since our first show in 2021. Lydia is both a talented and incredibly kind person to work with. Her compositions are excellent and her editing puts these photographs to another level. Photos come back to us with bold colors and an intense depth in the shadows that makes every picture stand out. She always shows up to the shoot with an untamed excitement. If you get the chance to work with Lydia you shouldn’t pass it up.

Griffin - Killed by Kiwis

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