Category Archives: Wedding

New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography ‘Infocus’ Conference – Guest Speaker

I am honoured to have been invited to speak at this year’s NZIPP Infocus Conference, being held 9th and 10th of August, at the Ridges Lakeland Resort in Queenstown. I’m so excited to meet all of the wonderful speakers, members and guests, and to have the opportunity to learn from so many unique talents, all within the breathtaking setting of New Zealand’s South Island.

My talk ‘Finding the Light and the Love – Framework for a Modern Wedding Photographer’ will cover the following topics:

  • Creating a business structure you believe in
  • Working with (and against) trends
  • Interpreting the light
  • Sourcing inspiration from outside the industry
  • The importance of a supportive network
  • Helping the big day flow with ease
  • Branding and online presence – Making your voice heard

If you’ll be in New Zealand around those dates, and would like to hear from me and a range of incredibly talented and diverse photographers, visit the Infocus website and grab yourself a seat.

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Shae + Mitch // Festival Wedding in the Bush // She Takes Pictures He Makes Films

Shae + Mitch are the ultimate power couple – professional sportspeople, co-founders of their activewear label Once Upon a Run, and clear mega-soul-mates. Their joyous love for each other and the life they’re creating together is palpable, and truly inspiring for everyone they meet.

Their festival wedding was as gorgeous as they come. Planned and styled by Sooti Event + Styling and held on New Year’s Eve on Mitch’s family’s property in rural Victoria, the party lasted well into the morning, seeing in the new year in the best way possible. The newlyweds then camped with their friends and family in the very grass Mitch played in as a kid. Alastair and I were honoured to be invited along to the party as She Takes Pictures He Makes Films, and are thrilled to share their story with you now.

Massive congratulations to you, gorgeous Shae + Mitch. x

Full credits at the bottom of the post.

**UPDATED** – Alastair’s film is live! Featuring an all-Australian soundtrack from Young Vincent and Dan White, plus a title illustration from artist Caro Facelli.

♦ Featured in Hello May Magazine Issue #9.

…and that’s how it’s done.


Wedding Planning, Styling and Design: Sooti Event and Styling
Photos + Film: She Takes Pictures He Makes Films
Dress: Pallas Couture
Bridesmaids Dresses: Bruug (Custom design from bridesmaid Tash Butler)
Hair: Eclipz by LNA
Makeup: Hayley Rosa from Ashton Rosa Creative
Suits: MJ Bale
Shoes: MERCHANT + Gianvito Rossi
Hats: Past Present the Label
Catering: Tommy Collins
Florist: Badlands & Co
Teepee: Tipikata
Invitations: Ivy Invite 
Furniture Hire: Place Settings
Music: Nussy
Cake + Desserts: Sweet Dakita
Gelato Bar: Bianco Latte 
Celebrant: Paul Morrison
AV + Lighting: Event Equipment

5 comments

Katie - Holy wedding amazeballs – absolutely incredible photos, wonderful film. SOOO good. xo

Jesse Hisco - I’m actually lost for words! What an incredible experience for everyone involved and you smashed it! So many incredible frames in there!

Paul McGinty - Beautifully captured Lucy, great work!

Lauren J Marshal - AMAZING WORK LUCE!!! You’re amazing!! xx

Anna Taylor - And that IS how it’s done. Another fab wedding, beautifully captured Lucy.

Sharee + Joel // Melbourne North-Side Wedding

I loved so much about Sharee + Joel’s day. Their rockin’ style (particularly Sharee’s bridal jumpsuit), their awesome choice of venues (character-filled homes, The Fairfield Amphitheatre, Long Play for pre-reception drinks, and the delicious Pope Joan), Sharee’s DIY bouquets and boutonnieres, Joel’s cat socks that bore an eerie likeness to the couple’s beloved pet ‘Roast Beef’ (seen hiding in the wardrobe, below), the donut-tower wedding cake, the ‘get-to-know-each-other’ games for the reception guests (wedding guest trivia bingo is a stroke of genius)…

And then there’s the fact that they’re complete legends. As was every person I spoke to throughout the day.

I always have fun on the job – but this one was next level.

♦ Featured in Hello May magazine Issue #10.

Thanks to Alex Stevens for her assistance. Full credits at the bottom of the post.

“When the wedding blogs insisted we find a photographer we cliqued with, we both thought the prospect pretty unrealistic – then we met Lucy. It was love at first Skype.
On the day Lucy exuded relaxed professionalism, excitable calm, and effervescent stealth. The moments she captured were similarly contrasting, fun and moody, just how we wanted them. Every expression she shot perfectly captured the person wearing it; every object and scene plunges us back into the depths of our awesome day. 
Looking back, we fondly remember Lucy as a mate that we got to share our day with and still fist-bump each other at just how lucky we got to snag her.” - Sharee + Joel<VENDOR CREDITS
Flowers – Sharee (the bride)
Hair and Makeup – Lady Day
Joel’s outift – Noose & Monkey and Asos
Sharee’s jumpsuit – J.Crew
Bridesmaids’ outfits – Búl
Celebrant – Felicity Johnston
Reception Venue – Pope Joan
Ceremony Venue – The Fairfield Amphitheatre

6 comments

Petar Jurica - Amazing job Lucy!! Love every image!

Felicity Johnston - Oh Lucy, your photos are superb – I just love the way you captured the vibe. You weave magic with that camera of yours.

Tony - The bride reminds me of a young Helen Mirren – that’s a good thing!

Great pics…

Samantha Heather - this is too good!! x

Kara - These are gorgeous, so moody! Makes me want a winter wedding one day Xo

Anna Taylor - Another fab wedding awesomely captured Lucy. x