Jemma + Piers | Modern Abbotsford Convent wedding | She Takes Pictures He Makes Films


There was so much to love about Jemma + Piers’ stylish northside wedding. A breathtaking Ellery gown and Reformation bridesmaid gowns; a visit to the colourful Electric Brain barbershop; divine styling from Stephanie Stamatis of Local Gatherings; delicious food by the team at Bursaria… and of course, the beaming, gorgeous couple at the centre of it all.

It was a a delight spending the day with these two (and their lovely friends and family), and an absolute dream to photograph.

Updated: Alastair‘s film is now live! Featuring a title illustration by Caro Facelli, and a rad soundtrack from Mint Julep and Radiation City. Check it out at the bottom of the post.

♦ Featured in Issue 18 of Hello May Magazine.

Photography + Cinematography: She Takes Pictures He Makes Films
Gown: Ellery
Shoes: Louboutin
Bridesmaids gowns: Reformation
Wedding stylist: Local Gatherings
Venue + Catering: Abbotsford Convent + Bursaria
Florist: Babylon Flowers
Makeup: Hilary Holmes
Suits: Oscar Hunt


sister location Beautiful! Love your photos

Jim Amazing moment, Well done!

Eleanor I am completely in love with this wedding and every single photo. You guys are so amazing!

Pam Simply stunning

Tahnee Just so beautiful, Lucy! You’re amazing x

Glenn Stephenson Beautifully documented Lucy- natural, honest and decisive.

SAY PEACE! Print Shop Charity Fundraiser


Havana, Cuba – 2016

Say PEACE! – a collective of artists offering art in the face of adversity.

Say PEACE! offers original art in a range of large, affordable poster prints by Australian photographers (only $149 each), with 100% of the profits donated to relief efforts for the people of Aleppo, Syria.

My piece ‘Havana, Cuba – 2016’ was captured during my 2016 travels. Buy it here (there are limited numbers of each print available, so be sure to get in quick).

Cheers to Erin Neale and Tara Pearce for inviting me to be part of this wonderful initiative.

Poster size: A1 (594 x 841 mm) including white border.




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Piotrek Ziolkowski Just saying Hello. I’ve discovered your work just recently. I nearly went to last years Camp Common Folk – I regret not going, I think you were one of the speakers :)

Rangefinder Magazine’s 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography | Lucy Spartalis


New York’s Rangefinder Magazine just named me one of the 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography. From around the world.


I don’t know how to write about these things. I’ve been honoured with a few wins in my career, but all I really want to say now is: “Guys. This one is big. I’ve made a few previous announcements about exciting things… But this is a really, really exciting thing.”

Some wonderful industry leader out there nominated me for consideration – to whoever you are, I thank you from the bottom of my everything (and I owe you many a beer).

After receiving the email to announce my nomination (amongst 200+ other nominees from all corners of the world), I had a few weeks to collate 30 pieces for my entry – I’ve posted them all here for you to view, along with the cover of the latest issue and my page from inside.

Words can’t express how grateful I am for this honour. Thanks to all the judges, the staff at Rangefinder Magazine, and all the wonderful couples who have invited me into their lives for these wonderful, crazy days and adventures. Lastly, thanks to my partner in life and crime, Alastair Innes (the ‘He’ in our duo She Takes Pictures He Makes Films) for being the best man ever.

This job is really freaking special.


Grace Hurtienne Wow wow wow! These are so amazing. No wonder you guys won! Congrats! Huge new fan <3

Jessica Super beautiful portraits.

Greg Coltman Beautiful work. The 5th from bottom is just stunning. new fan!

Tom Beautiful!

Sophie Your work is amazing! Love all your photos :)

Braden Rad selection, grats on the RF bump!

Laura Babb So much epicness. I could cry with envy at that helicopter shot. So good, as is the whole set. Huge congratulations.

Igor Demba Love your sense of aesthetics Lucy, frame after frame! You should be incredibly proud. Congrats!

Lauren Marshall You are such a CHAMP – Well Done mate!! Inspirational stuff xx

Tommy-latophotography Powerful images, the portrait of the blond with the glasses is crazy ❤❤❤

Jess Hunter Huge congrats, loving these images so much. You have such a unique style ❤️

Justyna Bedford these portraits are so beautiful! love your colours! and major congrats!

Danielle & Ashley Stunning! Well-deserved + warm congratulations Lucy. xo