Vacant

In the winter of 2013, Alastair and I took a road-trip throughout the South Island of New Zealand, and spent one night in a completely deserted campsite at Lake Alexandrina.
The desolate, silent atmosphere was both serene and eerie, and the patchwork-like collection of shacks and caravans – with their curtains drawn and doors padlocked – only added to the delicious intrigue of the scene.

Limited fine art prints available for purchase – contact me for a price list.

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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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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.

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
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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

 

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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

Nick - YESSSS!

Anna Taylor - Another fab wedding awesomely captured Lucy. x