Category Archives: She Takes Pictures He Makes Films

Lucinda + Ben // St Mary’s By The Sea, Port Douglas Destination Wedding

What better way to celebrate your love, than to escape the southern winter and head to glorious Far North Queensland? Lu + Ben and their awesome Adelaide peeps know what’s up.

After several lazy beachside days with their family and friends, this lovely twosome was hitched at the delightfully cute St Mary’s By The Sea, and partied through the night in the nearby Sugar Wharf – a rustic timber venue perched directly over the clear blue tropical waters. Bliss.

Alastair and I were stoked to be brought along as She Takes Pictures He Makes Films – sharing this adventure with all these excellent humans was an absolute honour.

Film soundtrack featuring original songs by Australia’s The Soorleys and The Honey Pies, and an illustration by Holly Connors.
Full wedding credits at the bottom of the post.

Dress: Nid
Hair + Makeup: Tropical Beauty
Suit: Gibson
Flowers/Venue Styling: The Vintage Hire Company
Celebrant: Ben Pitman
Catering: Port Douglas Catering
DJ: DJ Bart
Venues: St Mary’s By The Sea / The Sugar Wharf
Car hire: Kombi Celebrations



Daniel Evans - Sensational work both of you.

Jill Radcliffe - Fabulous photos, fabulous family, fabulous friends, a truly memorable experience.

Anna + James // Portugal Destination Wedding, Quinta De Sant’Ana // She Takes Pictures He Makes Films

If it weren’t for Anna + James, Alastair and I may never have made it to Portugal.

If we could, we’d visit every corner of the globe – but the world is just too damn huge, and there are too many amazing places to see. Neither of us knew much about Portugal, and it might never have reached high enough on the list of ‘must-see’ places for us to make the time to visit; so thank god Anna + James decided to get hitched there. Portugal – WE LOVE YOU.

Anna + James’ destination wedding was part sightseeing holiday, part food-fest, part beachside getaway, part fiesta. They were joined by 80+ of their closest friends and family to celebrate in style in the quaint towns of Cascais and Mafra, basing their stay at the incredible fortress-come-hotel+artist community Pousada Cascais, and celebrating the wedding day in the charming canary yellow grounds of the  Quinta De Sant’Ana (the latter came with it’s own friendly flock of white doves. Of course it did.)

Gorgeous people, incredible atmosphere, a gypsy jazz band, wine tastings, a lifetime supply of cheese, and a rave cave.

This is how you do it.

Captured by She Takes Pictures He Makes Films.
Soundtrack for Alastair’s film kindly provided by:

Ultrafox – Vette 
Ehren Ebbage - Earthquakes
Soft Pipes - Unpaid Holiday 









Olivia Guiney - Hi! Your pictures are absolutely stunning!!!!!! We are wondering where your bridesmaid dresses are from? Any chance we could find out!?

Vale - Amazing photos!! What month did this wedding take place? That venue is just beautiful and lush with the bougainvillea

Arek Kubiak - to be honest…amazing!!!

Luis Piteira - You guys are so talented, It´s so refreshing, and I loved to see you perspective in a place that we work so many times… next time you´re close we have to meet up… ok?

Sonja - Holy amaze balls

Tahnee - WOWSA! Incredibly beautiful. INCREDIBLY. x

Bianka - Such beautiful photos!!! What a gorgeous wedding!

mADELINE DRUCE - Wow guys, simply incredible work! xo

Jen - Your pictures are always so amazingly beautiful and warm! Love this!

Eric Ronald - Wow. What a wedding and so beautifully captured. Great work amigo!

Vanessa + James // Thailand Destination Wedding by She Takes Pictures He Makes Films

Have Alastair and I mentioned how much we love our jobs?

Vanessa + James were married on picturesque Koh Samui, Thailand. Their family and friends flew in from Australia and the U.K. to share in several days of adventure and relaxation (and cocktails)… we were there as She Takes Pictures He Makes Films to capture their story.

We joined them on a cruise through the Ao Nang National Marine Park – snorkelling and sightseeing around the breathtaking archipelago – before celebrating their beautifully styled and laid-back wedding day at the luxurious beachfront resort The Library.

Thank you Vanessa + James – what an awesome adventure it was. x

Film Soundtrack kindly provided by I Know Leopard, Jack Dawson and Radiation City.

♦ Featured in the Hello May Real Wedding Special.


Having the perfect photographer to capture our wedding was one of the most important details for us when we were planning our big day. So we were ecstatic when we stumbled across the incredible duo behind She Takes Pictures He Makes Films and they agreed to shoot our wedding.

We ‘dragged’ them over to Thailand with us, and in exchange Lucy and Alastair offered to shoot not just our wedding day but spend the weekend with us. They fit in like a couple of extra guests (but with awesome cameras that they knew how to use) and managed to capture the true magic of a special time with friends and family. Their light hearted professionalism smoothed over a few stresses on the day and helped to relax/tricked some of our more un-photogenic guests(groom & MOB included) into producing not only usable but beautiful imagery.
We couldn’t be happier with the end product not only because the images are spectacular, but looking through Lucy’s photos and watching Alastair’s film (which we have done countless times already) you are completely transported back there to relive the moments over and over. In short, Lucy and Alastair totally smashed our expectations – and I had high expectations! Hire them if you can, you won’t be disappointed – you’ll be blown away. - Vanessa + James


Fotografia Ślubna Gdańsk - Wow! I’m impressed. Those pics about jumps are amazing! :) Nicely done!

pen - Gorgeous. Gorgeous wedding – and utterly gorgeous images.

Nathan Gilmer - Oh my gosh this looks like fun! Beautiful pictures of an epic wedding.

Bart - Amazing!

Matt - Amazing wedding Lucy!

Anna Taylor - Another stunning wedding – yet again captured beautifully. x

Ali - Perfect!

Rob - This is fab! You’ve captured the feel of the day so well. Great work !!!!

Arek Kubiak - Stunning set!