MacDougall Photography
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who we are

We specialise in weddings and we’re based in Kingsford (near Maroubra) in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. MacDougall Photography  have several very experienced photographers that have photographed many weddings in the MacDougall style for our wonderful couples over the years.

We take great pride in our industry leading standards and when you meet us you’ll see,
we absolutely love working with people and beautiful photography.

about our style

When we photograph your wedding it’s all about your story.

That’s why we pride ourselves on getting to know you and understanding you as a couple, meeting and spending some time with you to understand your journey and vision for your wedding day. It’s a big part of getting those wonderful wedding photos. MacDougall Photography you’ll always feel at ease with your photographer, in fact the whole experience of your wedding photography will be some of the best memories of your day.

Having fun with your photographer is the way it should be and that also means you’re relaxed and natural in your photos, that’s what underlines MacDougall Photography’s signature style.

For example if you look at any of the photos on our site you will see people ‘in the moment’, in love and having the time of their life. There are no forced moments of artificial setups with our style of photography. Couples on the same wave length as their photographer are more relaxed and natural in photos.

On this site you’ll see a range of classic and epic photos, often including dramatic backgrounds and interesting perspectives, these are the photos that show the essence of your wedding day. In addition to these classic signature shots there are always many of candid unscripted moments for us to capture, these pics are real split second emotions captured in a candid style that form the story of the day. A good example is a moment in Christina and Wade’s wedding with the bride getting dressed in one room and the family having happy snaps in the other as family dog (dressed in bowtie) watches on.

What ever the moment, it’s always real…. Of course we’ll always give direction where needed to get those amazing shots, after all, we know what makes a great photo but it’s always enjoyable and that’s our main point of difference from many others.

It’s all about your story and who you are and it’s our job to make capture that with our signature style.

Our showroom is located in Kingsford for appointments (see contact page) so feel free to contact us – we’d love to hear about your day.


Originally from Italy Cristiana is a super experienced photographer, shooting all around the world before settling in Australia. We met Christiana in Europe a few years ago and were so excited to have her come join MacDougall Photography. Christiana doesn’t just bring a beautiful accent, she’s a super talent behind the lens with a knack of blending […]


Alistair has a degree in Design majoring in photography from UNSW and worked in the advertising industry for many years as an Art Director on many major brand campaigns. With that professional knowledge and skill set, Alistair along with wife Valerie started MacDougall Photography around ten years ago specialising in Wedding photography. Alistair is a visual kind of person and lives for photography, even after hundreds of weddings he’s is passionate about capturing every wedding in a totally unique way.

Valerie MacDougall

With years of experience in demanding advertising roles she’s ideally suited to be our studio manager. From the time you call to enquire about a job through to album design Valerie is your go to person. Not only is she super professional but incredibly fun and friendly and super helpful with organising your photography needs.


Lisa is one of MacDougall Photography's favourite shooters. With a vast resume of photographic experience and hundreds of weddings under her belt Lisa is not only a classy professional but is loved by all couples who have had the pleasure of working with her. With a beautiful eye and calm nature is a life student of photography who not only loves photography but is a crazy romantic who brings it to every minute of a wedding! Here Lisa gives us some tips on how important it is to have a really good wedding makeup artist, and gives us an idea of what a fun girl she is!

Vyshnavi & Gobi

Hi Valerie, Thank you so much for your all your amaizing help Please extend my thanks for everything. I know the day/s were so hectic and crazy at times with long hours! We really appreciate everything he did for us:) We love everything Thanks again!! Vyshnavi

Michelle & Ali

Hi Valerie I just wanted to send you a quick email to pass on a massive thanks to Alistair. Not only did he accessorise with my very on fur he made it fun and worked well with Jo the videographer. He went above and beyond in every sense of the word. You guys have such a wonderful business and can't thank you enough. See you post honeymoon! Thank you once again! Michelle and Ali

Jess & Patrick

Thank you so much! These images have captured our day perfectly and we could not be more happy with them; Lisa did a phenomenal job (as expected).
These are all so incredible

Elly & George

The wedding photos are absolutely amazing!!!
Very exciting!!   Thank you for everything Valerie you have all been absolutely amazing to deal with.

Amanda and Tejinder

OMG we love our photos!!!!!!!! they are amazing! you are right when you say there are A LOT of photos, we haven't got to the reception yet and we are only half way through the location photos.
Please say thanks to Lisa, Tony and Christina for us!!! we cant wait to come and put the album together
ox Amanda and Happy ox

Maya & Mark

Hey guys!! We are back from our honeymoon and just wanted to thank you sooo sooo sooo much for all of your help and guidance on the day.

We were in such a daze the whole day and felt that Al helped steer the day in the right direction. I honestly felt that he made the day so easy for me and will be recommending you guys to absolutely everyone! Thank you sooo much! The photos are beyond amazing and I cant wait to see my album


Charlotte and Steven

Charlotte here, I just wanted to say a big thank you for all of your hard work on the day of the wedding - it would not have been an easy task given the 40 degree day but you were so helpful and positive and really made it a great experience!!

Ashely and Ferninad

These are absolutely stunning  !!!! Thanks guys your enthusiasm and energy were exactly what we needed on what can be an exhausting day. The pics have turned out better than I could have ever imagined Can't thank you enough!!    

Marica and Rune

 Wow these photos are amazing. Thank you so much for capturing our day,  you guys have been wonderful to work with and so talented Can’t wait to catch up when we get back from our honeymoon. 

Connie & Ali

A huge thank you to MacDougall Photography for capturing every moment at my Kitchen Tea last and Wedding Day at Doltone House Hyde Park!! We loved every single picture!! Love Ali & Connie 

Robyn & Stephen

Hi Guys, Just wanted to send on a big THANK YOU for all your work on Saturday. Alastair and Tony were amazing they made for a great day we really appreciate the effort they put in to their work and for keeping us calm. Great job and we will be sure to recommend you to all our friends We loved our photos so much and re living the day was so fun Kind Regards, Robyn & Stephen

Divya and Tristan

Thank you so much for the absolutely amazing photos! We adore them ! ever since our first meeting together we knew we wanted you to be there to take photos non our special day and the care, support, interest and passion you showed us rare and truly special. We will forever cherish our memories through your photos and ant wait to share them. Love Divya and Tristan

Angie & Alfred

I just wanted to send through a quick email to say another thank you to yourself, Alistair and Tony for everything you guys did for us on Sunday.

The guys made everything so seamless and stress free, and we cannot express how thankful we are.

Can't wait to see the photos! Kind regards

Angie and Alf

Ayme & James

We wanted to say a huge thank you for making our wedding day so special!! Alistair, it must've been such an exhausting day for you - you were absolutely amazing!
We can't wait to see how the photos turned out.
A massive thank you!
Ayme & James

Christina & Wade

OMG – I can’t tell you how much we love the photos. Whoa, they're amazing ! Thank you so much, you guys are amazing – we love, love, love them!!!    

Paige and David

Thank you for photographing our wedding! Dave & I are beyond happy with how the photo's turned out and all the effort that was put into our stunning album. It outlines the day beautifully. We have had nothing but compliments. It was so easy and fun to work with you. All the best Paige and Dave

Mel & Rick

We are a little (madly) in love with the engagement shoot photos, thank you so much for them! They arrived on Thursday but we waited to see them together and only just got the chance to. We laughed looking through them, it was such a fun shoot!
Thank you so much again, we love the pictures. I can't stop looking through them!
Hope you all have a wonderful, wonderful day and week and we can't wait to see you again. on our wedding day!
Bestest wishes!
Rick and Mel

Evi & Carlo

Thank you for these amazing photos and capturing our day! It was so much fun to wonder around Sydney with Christiana and Al and can't thank the two of you enough for your professionalism. We had a blast with you being right there with us : )

Chloe & Nathan

Hi Guys,
Just a huge thank you for everything on Saturday! We are so glad you guys were able to be apart of our day.
My parents couldn’t get over how cool calm and collected you were on the day yet ever so organised.
Chloe :)

Amanda & Sebastian

Hi Alistair and Valerie and Lisa, Just wanted to thank you again for being with us on Friday and for all your help and advice in the lead up. Your direction and organisation on the day made the process easy, totally stress free and so much fun :) Also, the sneak peek pictures were amazing and have made my Mom and Mother-in-law very happy! All the best, Amanda