WEDDINGS, FAMILIES AND BUSINESS
NELSON | TASMAN | MARLBOROUGH, AOTEAROA, NEW ZEALAND
Kia ora, I’m Sarah (Lucalia Photography)!
I provide outdoorsy people who hate awkward poses, with documentary wedding, family and business photography
in Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough.
WHAT IS DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY?
Documentary photography captures what naturally occurs in front of the camera, without direction,
staging or posing. It is not forced or fake.
This style of photography tells your story through the capture of real moments. It documents events you would normally do on that day, even if the photographer wasn't there.
Memories are expertly documented through the photographer's people skills; emotional intelligence; years of experience; use of composition and light; observation, patience and anticipation.
WHAT BETTER WAY TO DECORATE
THE INTERIOR OF YOUR HOME,
THAN WITH YOUR OWN MEMORIES
KIND WORDS, CUSTOMER FEEDBACK
Rachael and David
Sarah is nothing short of amazing. Both David and I are naturally quieter people, who prefer to be in the background. The thought of having someone follow us on our wedding day to take photos was daunting, but we should have never let those thoughts cross our mind with Sarah as the photographer.
Once we met her at the engagement session, we honestly couldn't wait for the wedding day. She enabled two hopeless romantics who didn't even want to hold hands, to be one's who were so comfortable and looking forward to having Sarah there. She felt more like a friend sharing the day.
She let us just go about our day, and was quietly in the background capturing it naturally as it unfolded. We have so many special photos of loved ones.
I was a little nervous about our new born session as I hadn't met Sarah but I was at ease that she had informed me it was going to be casual and so awesome to be able to do it in our home environment.
I absolutely loved our photos! I wanted them all! She captured our kids in the moment as well as ourselves. Nice to see real photos and not having to pose. They showed the real-ness of our family.
100% felt safe! Sarah has such a gentle calm aura, I didn't have any doubt. She was wonderful with all of our pepi, kind, respectful and patient.
Sarah was very professional, warm and engaging. It was a lovely experience having photos of our family taken whilst out for a family walk.
Sarah was so warm and made you feel at ease.
The children were able to engage with her as well, whilst being themselves.
The whole process was very professional and the quality of work was amazing.
We love the photos and the diversity of them as well.
Day in the life
We are the sort of people who possibly aren’t so big on posed photography, especially my partner. So this style suited us to the ground. Sarah has a fabulous way of “blending in” while being warm, approachable and friendly.
Our two young children were completely at ease and just treated her like one of the family. No mission was too great as we wandered about the farm and through the mud.
These sorts of images capture the real life, day to day memories that we often forget as time passes by. It is a true blessing to have these for us all to look back on, especially when the kids get older.
We cannot thank you enough Sarah for a wonderful, calm and peaceful experience.
“I can’t stop looking at them... these are even more beautiful memories than I remember!
Thank you so much for capturing my little world.”
And two days later: “Beautiful Nana passed on this morning.
My Dad just said those photos are so special and he appreciates the way you captured her, she looked herself and peaceful.”.
Business and headshots
Sarah has an amazing warm vibe which makes people feel enormously comfortable. Sarah uses this gift AND her expertise to respectfully guide people so that the outcomes are well received by all.
Sarah is so easy to engage with, she listens completely which is evident by the standard of the photos she takes.
Sarah responds quickly to emails and just makes things work, particularly when there are lots of chopping and changing on our part.
We will continue to use Sarah and are very happy to support her in her business endeavours.