2015-2016 | Some Highlights

I haven’t posted any new work on here in a really long time (eek); there’s so much gold to share.  Until I find the time, here’s a small selection of favourite moments, portraits and places from the last year and a bit.

(For more regular updates on new work and adventures, follow me on Instagram via our She Takes Pictures He Makes Films feed or my Lucy Spartalis feed).

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Guest Speaker | Camp Common Folk, 2016

I’m stoked to have been invited to speak (and hang) at this year’s Camp Common Folk in WA’s Donnelly River, alongside some of my ridiculously talented peers.

Three days in the stunning WA woods; bonfires, bush walks, photo sessions and inspiration galore. My filmmaker partner Alastair Innes (the other half of She Takes Pictures He Makes Films) will be there too, making a film about the adventure.

September 5th – 8th; grab your spot now!  I’d love to see you there.


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Alana + Louis // An elopement – via helicopter – in Queenstown, New Zealand {A Heli-Wedding}

Being invited to capture an elopement is a special thing. Taking a helicopter to a 4000+ foot mountain peak – on a snowy, yet perfectly sunlit day – is another thing entirely.

Alana (a talented Perth-based wedding and commercial photographer) + Louis took Alastair and me (She Takes Pictures He Makes Films) on the adventure of their lives. Instead of throwing a huge wedding, they chose to make their vows with only their celebrant, Alastair and myself, the helicopter pilot, and the knockout grandeur of mother nature as their witnesses. What an honour it was for us all.

They returned from their dream-like ‘Heliwedding’ to a private, candlelit dining room at their hotel – the stunning Matakauri Lodge - where (they tell me) they continued pinch themselves throughout their meal… and for many days afterwards.

I’m thrilled to present my photos from the day, and Alastair’s gorgeous film (at the bottom of the post). The awesome soundtrack was kindly provided by Melbourne’s LANKS  (our new favourite producer), and the title illustration is by artist Caro Facelli.

Full credits at the bottom of the post.



Dress: Aelkemi
Louis’ suit: Politix
Louis shoes: Gingers
Alana’s shoes: Senso
Hair: Claire at Beautiful Bridal Hair
Makeup: Juliet at JET
Celebrant: Katherine Ormond
Helicopter: Over the Top
Rings: Kristian Fraurud
Earrings: Mania Mania
Fur: Lilya


- Now see Alastair’s film -


Lucy, the photos are breathtaking.  I have no words.  The way that you have captured our day and us is simply perfect.  We are smiling from ear to ear and just can’t believe the moments you managed to capture on the day.  You are a seriously talented lady – unbelievable.  We are both in awe of your work and really can’t even begin to put into words what these photos mean to us.  

Alastair, WE ABSOLUTELY LOVE the film of our wedding day – it is just beyond.  The film is everything.  Exceeds all of our expectations and is simply perfect. We can’t believe now that we even thought about not having a film of our day – what you have created for us is a masterpiece that we will treasure forever.

We are so so so thrilled and are in awe of you two and your incredible work!! THANK YOU so much for just being so awesome from start to finish – can’t thank you guys enough and we honestly couldn’t think of two better people to have with us on our wedding day. Thank you thank you thank you both from the bottom of our hearts!

- Alana + Louis



John Possemato - Absolutely incredible! So whimsical!

Sal - Luce & Al…this is so beautiful!! Absolutely love what you have both put together… so talented!!! XX

Natalie - WOW! Insanely good!

Tamarin - Ridiculous. Insane. Can’t actually form a sentence to tell you how good this is!

Emilie - This is beyond amazing.

Nic Duncan - Just Wow! So much love and so much style. Congratulations!

Warren Williams - Incredible photos and very moving film. Great work team!

Kristina - That song from The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty was playing in my head when I was viewing these. Incredible doesn’t even cover it. I got tingles from the atmosphere! So much power! Love it

Lucie - Sensational work guys, blown away x

Oli Sanfizzington - Well this is just outright glorious insanity head to toe :|. Bravo maestros. You’re making the rest of us look bad. Stop it.

Dmitry Gerasimovich - Thats EPIC!
Just in love with your works!!!
Keep rockin!

Marlon Richardson (@marlontaze) - You win the day, this is beautiful!

Katie - Absolutely floored!!!

Nisha Haq - WOW this is mega gorgeous! How fantastic is this elopement?! Beautiful storytelling photography. The colours are so crisp. And the film as a wonderful accompaniment to the photographs. :)

Kim - Wow, wow, wow!

sue wright - Absolutely amazing work,loved the film and images of my gorgeous son and his beautiful wife’s wedding – thank you

Fiona Vail - No words – just wow!!! I know these lovely people and I had a little teary looking at these incredible memories. Beautiful work xxx

Renee - So amazing!!! And where are those amazing boots from??

Jesse Hisco - Beautifully captured by both you! Really enjoyed looking through the whole set and the film! Nailed it!

Tahnee - LUCY! My mouth nearly hit the keyboard! Fucking amazing! My goodness, what a talent you are! x

Daniel Evans - Lucy these are absolutely insane. How soon in advance can I book you for my wedding ?

Emilie White - Oh shit. this is just insane. wow!!

James Bennett - Really fantastic work!!