This week’s ambassador spotlight shines a light on Lydia Gibson of Lydia’s Craft N’ Creations Read on to find out more about Lydia, see some of her work, and find out which bluebird chic strap is her personal favorite! (For this week, her pick will be available at a discounted rate in the shop.)
I’m Lydia Gibson, a 16-year-old with a huge passion for documenting her everyday. I live with my mum, dad and younger sister in a small country town in south-east Queensland, Australia. I currently love to document my every day life through my love of photography and scrapbooking. Visit me at Lydia’s Craft N’Creations.
How long have you been a scrapbooker and photographer?
I have been creative ever since I could hold a stamp and have only taken my creativity further with starting to be on design teams sharing my projects and layouts starting when I was 13 and within the last 3-4 years. I have also loved takin photos and using my mums camera so I love to be the on behind the lens. I have only taken my photography further this last year after I had some work experience with a portrait and newborn photographer and have now just started to do some photoshoots.
What made you decide to pursue scrapbooking and photography?
The memories documented. Since having a love of taking photos and being behind the camera I love to print the images and document the memories and stories into albums to be able to look back on my teen years in future years to come. I also love the creativity that both scrapbooking and photography can give me.
How has your scrapbooking and photography evolved over the years?
I started out with stamps and that evolved into single and double paged layouts which then progressed into Project Life and pocket scrapbooking and now after finding my style and comfort I am now back to single layouts with the few pocket scrapbooking pages and some mixed media thrown in there. As for my photography, I had always and still am a happy snapper and will take photos of basically anything that catches my eye through the lens, but after having fabulous work experience I have evolved into portraiture and food photographer. I am defiantly a lover of small details and macros.
What impact do you want your scrapbooking and photography to have on others?
I want both my scrapbooking and photography to influence others to hold the moments and memories with photographs to be able to look back on future years. Through my scrapbooking I am a lover of printing those everyday moments and documenting them in albums and knowing that the images are not just sitting on my computer but are in scrapbooks that I myself have made, makes my heart happy.
Which of your business achievements are you most proud of and why?
I am defiantly most proud of my how I am already starting my career as a photographer and scrapbooker by sharing my projects and images at only the age of 16 years old. If you would have asked me 1-3 years ago when I started to take my creativity further if I was going to be starting to do portrait photoshoots I would have said no and as for my scrapbooking I am most proud of how far my projects have come over the last few years with the help of being on over 5 national and international design teams.
What kind of camera(s) do you own and what role does it play in your life?
Well as a teenager and having my creative space in my bedroom I am a lover of vintage finds. So in my room you will find camera from box brownies, instamatics right up to my everyday Canon 1300D with a 18-55mm kit lens. (I’m currently saving for a nifty fifty). You can find me nearly everywhere I go, I will have my trusty Canon 1300D with me.
What’s your favorite thing about your bluebird chic strap?
I just love how black goes with everything and I love a minimalist look. My favorite thing though is how comfortable my strap is. I look forward to using it all of the time!
This week save 20% on Lydia’s ambassador pick! Offer ends 12/10/17
Thanks for sharing with us today Lydia and for supporting the bluebird chic brand!