Destination Heli Mountain Wedding

I was so very lucky to fly down to Queenstown to photograph this sweet couple who flew from Australia to tie the know on a mountain. My first time in a helicopter & it was amazing!! thankfully the weather held off & we could get some pretty shots.

More to come from this little elopement with Simply Perfect Weddings.

Thankyou Natalie & Brent I loved hanging out with you guys xox Lucy

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South Island Wedding Photographer

I flew down to the South Island a few days ago for my first Wedding there this Summer.

When Vienna & Derek told me they were getting married in Akaroa I was pretty excited to say the least! A stunning place with golden hills rolling for ever & little french homes with hanging baskets.


South Island Wedding

Queenstown | New Zealand Photographer

Taken in Queenstown, South Island.

Queenstown Photographer

some little things | FAQ

Sometimes…I think it’s hard to find a Photographer that fits your needs & expectations. It also works like that the other way around too… how can clients fit with my/us-arty-creative-visual-types style. I guess  for me, I think it’s important that the number one thing is that we get along! Yes we will spend the whole day together, yes I will get to know all your little quirks & how ‘interesting’ you family is…& yes, you will have to trust me.

I have been considering about writing something like this. Over the years & many chats with friends/ past clients/ current clients I have thought that most people, when looking for a Photographer all they really want to do is trust that person & feel at ease.

So here’s some things that might help you get to know me/ us-arty-creative-visual-types..

Lucy Rice Photography


I guess you would of seen my portfolio & thought to yourself “Yeah, I kinda like that!” then we could meet over coffee (or skype). You could talk about your ideas, your first love & how you might even talk about your travels & your interests or the fact that you have a very special bond with your niece or grandfather.  The more I know about you- the more I can see what is important to you. What makes up your life (with you loved one) & what your story is.


I’m a visual story teller, which means I run around the place trying to not be seen most of the time. I like to find little secret moments. I’m not loud & bossy. I do very minimal directing because I like to capture the natural smiles. Those natural moments.


Quite often people are surprised at how much goes into a Wedding. Firstly, I’m there to capture your day. I treat every Wedding with warmth & respect…because they deserve it. Secondly, the editing process takes TIME. Lots of time. I carefully edit the images. This may take between 3-6 weeks, depending on how busy the season. I guess ultimately, what you get is your love in images! That big special awesome fun day captured in light & colour.


I love rain. Rain is good. Rain is atmospheric & beautiful & allows for more spontaneity. Embrace it!


Lucy Rice Photography

I will try to update this more but hopefully this helps a little. Check out some Love Stories or feel free to ask any questions here…or meet for that coffee. xx Lucy

That Big Blue | Taupo Wedding Photographer

I went on a road trip to Taupo on the weekend for this awesome Wedding. I love road trips & exploring new & beautiful places. This amazing country never fails to deliver & when you feel like a tourist in your own country…it’s the best feeling ever! Here are a few frames from a beautiful, clear sky day in Kinloch- Taupo. I can’t wait to share the full Wedding & all its glory. Mexican tapas, riding on a golf cart & an epic sunset over some epic hills.

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