Anna + James // Portugal Destination Wedding, Quinta De Sant’Ana // She Takes Pictures He Makes Films

If it weren’t for Anna + James, Alastair and I may never have made it to Portugal.

If we could, we’d visit every corner of the globe – but the world is just too damn huge, and there are too many amazing places to see. Neither of us knew much about Portugal, and it might never have reached high enough on the list of ‘must-see’ places for us to make the time to visit; so thank god Anna + James decided to get hitched there. Portugal – WE LOVE YOU.

Anna + James’ destination wedding was part sightseeing holiday, part food-fest, part beachside getaway, part fiesta. They were joined by 80+ of their closest friends and family to celebrate in style in the quaint towns of Cascais and Mafra, basing their stay at the incredible fortress-come-hotel+artist community Pousada Cascais, and celebrating the wedding day in the charming canary yellow grounds of the  Quinta De Sant’Ana (the latter came with it’s own friendly flock of white doves. Of course it did.)

Gorgeous people, incredible atmosphere, a gypsy jazz band, wine tastings, a lifetime supply of cheese, and a rave cave.

This is how you do it.

Captured by She Takes Pictures He Makes Films.
Soundtrack for Alastair’s film kindly provided by:

Ultrafox – Vette 
Ehren Ebbage - Earthquakes
Soft Pipes - Unpaid Holiday 









Arek Kubiak - to be honest…amazing!!!

Luis Piteira - You guys are so talented, It´s so refreshing, and I loved to see you perspective in a place that we work so many times… next time you´re close we have to meet up… ok?

Johanna - That film! LOVE it. And such beautiful photos.
You guys are amazing.

Sonja - Holy amaze balls

Tahnee - WOWSA! Incredibly beautiful. INCREDIBLY. x

Bianka - Such beautiful photos!!! What a gorgeous wedding!

mADELINE DRUCE - Wow guys, simply incredible work! xo

Sarah - Brilliant! What an amazing wedding!

Jen - Your pictures are always so amazingly beautiful and warm! Love this!

Eric Ronald - Wow. What a wedding and so beautifully captured. Great work amigo!

Spain on Film

Alastair and I recently returned from a road trip through Spain (after shooting a spectacular wedding in Portugal – coming soon to the blog).  In what turned out to be the best decision I’ve made in a long time, I borrowed a Yashica Mat 124G from my friend Jason Lau, filled my bag with Kodak Tri-X and Ilford HP5 film, and set off to document our adventure the old fashioned way. I only wonder why it took me this long to rekindle my love of the analogue process.

Back in my photography school days I shot film almost exclusively, but for the last 6 years I’ve worked only with digital. Getting back to this shooting style is like blissful photo-therapy; a chance to slow down, look, think, and make careful decisions at a steady pace.


Tristan - These are so insanely good. I was in Barcelona in July and your photos capture how beautiful the city is, SO perfectly. Definitely shoot more film, Lucy!

Jai Long - These are insanely good :)

Myekie - Awesome work! I love the mood.

Karen - Such beautiful shots!

Lauren Murphy - Felt like I was there, beautiful images.

Jack Chauvel - Gorgeous series :) Dont stop that film shooting again!

Richard - Too good Lucy! Amazing series.

Jessica Tremp - They’re really beautiful Lucy! x

Glenn - These are all just awesome – your tones are killing it!

Oli - Off the chain Luce. Nothin compares. You did an insanely beaut job.

Tahnee - Incredible. So beautiful, Lucy!

James Bennett - LOVE THESE!! Really nice Lucy, congrats.

Eric Ronald - Fantastic Lucy. Well done.

El - Gorgeous shots! Seriously good!

Amy + Craig // Edinburgh Gardens & Thornbury Theatre Wedding

Amy + Craig. Half of Melbourne’s four-piece shoe-gaze outfit Tender Bones. Excellent dressers and lovely souls; as hilarious and charming a couple as they come.

As usual, my clients are awesome.

These guys chose the Edinburgh Gardens as their ceremony space (saying their beautiful poetic vows in unison), and followed it with dinner and party times at the character-laden Thornbury Theatre. Super chilled with so many laughs – they made having a wedding seem very, very easy.

Keep an eye out for our little band shoot later in the post…

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

Hair and Makeup – Sarah Lea Yeoward of I Put a Spell on You // Dress – Rue De Seine // Flowers – Pomp and Splendour // DJs – Benjamin Cittadini of Roarwar Feartata and Dave Gray of The Electric Guitars // Catering – Going Gourmet // Celebrant – Jason Tuazon-McCheyne // Craig’s Suit – Vintage from Etsy // Cake – Brigid Jackson // Vegan Cakes – Mister Nice Guy’s // Wedding Rings – House of Jewellery and Antiquity & Caleb Shea.

1 comment

Sharon - Love it all!