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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Genaea + Mikey // An Intimate Villa Parma Wedding

An intimate gathering of 21 loved ones; a Tuscan-style villa and landscaped garden setting; decadent dining, elegant details, and one incredible couple. The wedding of Genaea + Mikey was enchanting.

As they both hail from the land of the long white cloud, many of the guests travelled across the waters to join in on the celebrations. Spending the day with such warm, joyous and delightful folk solidified my theory: Kiwis might just be the world’s greatest people.

At one point in the evening, Genaea and her family huddled together to sing a breathtaking Waiata (a traditional Maori love song) to her new groom.


Thanks to Linda Hampton for her assistance. Full credits at the bottom of the post.

Dress: Sass and Bide // Hair and Makeup: Samantha Coles // Suit: Kenzo // Shoes: Kenzo + Diane Von Furstenberg // Rings: Lord Coconut + Canturi // Invitations: Kate Spade // Venue: Villa Parma // Catering: The Argus Dining Room // Florist: Flowers in a Vase // Celebrant: Amber Kennedy


Amber the Celebrant - Amazing photos of a fantastic occasion. You have perfectly captured their fun attitude and relaxed style. Well Done Lucy!

Rosemary pocklington - These are”stunning” photo’s and capture every part of the day in such a beautiful. Was lovely to scroll through at my leisure.

Ren - Amazing photography! Wow.

Chris - Perfection.


For the first time in many years, I’m exhibiting some personal work – the medium format series ‘SPAIN ON FILM’. Captured on a Yashica Twin Lens Reflex, the series depicts the various streets, characters, landscapes and light I encountered on a two week road trip across the country last year.

The exhibition runs from March 4th – April 8th. The gallery hours are as follows:
Monday–Thursday 9am–5pm
Friday 9am–5pm
Saturday 10am–3pm

The Light Gallery at the Centre for Creative Photography
138 Richmond Road, Marleston SA

Special thanks to my friends at Thirds Fine Art Printing, Mike Lim and Aaron Blake for their invaluable help in putting this show together.


“Lucy has focussed her deliberate gaze to isolate views of Spain and its environs… No. 11 with the crucifix and clouds which shroud the mountain, only to draw back in No. 20 to reveal the full splendorous scene – details which punctuate this exhibition regularly throughout; the church spire rising behind the wall in Alhambra in Seville in No. 3; the man reading his newspaper in the light in No. 6; the isolated light playing over the floor on the room in No 16; a fabulous exercise in physical dynamism as seen in a public space with No. 15…

This type of exhibition rewards the scrutiny of the viewer which the medium format camera records with impunity. The prints are lustrous and maintain the integrity of the medium of film which to this day is still superior to the digital file.

Lucy, I’ve seen you grow from afar since you left the CCP in 2008 and Adelaide for Melbourne in 2009… you’ve got eyes. You are always honing your vision and changing the dynamic of how you photograph, yet with this exhibition you have reminded us and yourself where you have come from. The pacing of the show is wonderful and it flows gracefully around this gallery. 

Congratulations, it’s my pleasure to be a part of this latest offering from you.” – From the opening speech from Gavin Blake, founder of the Centre for Creative Photography.




Sarah - Really wonderful show, so much depth in every image. Congratulations Lucy!

Ian Overton - Hi Lucy, I have just seen your Spain on Film exhibition and it is fantastic. I love the images and the presentation. Well done!!!