Honestly, no one. Deep down, we all want true connection, real-life memories in a space you love, doing things that feel like you. Because those photos, you'll be proud to put on the wall—a true expression of your family, from an experience you’ll never forget.
My one job is to photograph you, as you are. To me the most important thing is that each of you feel seen and known during our time together, because that’s when you feel comfortable to go on with life as normal, while I create photographs that reflect your life.
"Who wants photos in an outfit you've never worn before, at a place you've never been before (and will probably never go to again), with kids that you've bribed with sugar just to get that one perfect, all-smiling 'authentic' photo for the wall?"
Oh, Sarah! Your skilful ability to render me speechless yet be so full of emotions will never cease to surprise me. I feel both happiness for my family's loving and wholesome energy so perfectly captured, to be treasured for a lifetime, and sadness that time is a thief.
Saying thank you will never be enough for the outstanding quality of work you produce, with a love that so visibly shows through your work... but I am incredibly thankful to have booked you for a third time to capture my family once again. Thank you for giving your all when capturing my family and for making my children feel as though you were a cherished friend coming along to share a picnic, taking sneaky pictures on the side. Thank you forever and always xx
I can't even begin to express how much we loved working with Sarah! She made the whole process easy, from start to finish, and we are just blown away by the beautiful moments she captured of our family.
We had family photos taken with her down at the beach, and it was the most beautiful evening. We will remember the night of the photos as much as we remember the photos themselves! It was such a beautiful experience, and our kids adored spending the evening at the beach with Sarah.
If you're looking for an incredibly talented photographer and an all-around beautiful human for your next shoot, then look no further.
As a family, documenting milestones is hugely important to us. Since half of our family lives internationally, photos play a significant role in maintaining our relationships. We had been following Sarah (in a non-creepy way) before the birth of our daughter, Auburn, and loved how she was able to capture raw and candid moments. As soon as Sarah walked through our door, we all hit it off. She is absolutely wonderful inside and out, and her talent is out of this world. We have had her shoot for us again since that first session and are excited to continue having her capture our family in the future.
We just looked through every single photo, and it has been an emotional last few minutes for many reasons. Let's just say that I struggled to look at them because my tears were making it hard to see! Firstly, when the photos were taken, we didn't know who was in that belly, and seeing me pregnant without knowing Blue is such an emotional experience! The photos with our horse Gipsy really tug at the heartstrings, and you captured her perfectly! I don't know how much longer she will live with her health issues, so having this memory is priceless. Most importantly, you have perfectly shot and put together incredible memories! The joy, happiness, and the ease of us being a family in our beautiful home and farm—it's all captured so wonderfully! The photos have left us speechless, especially some of the close-ups that are just out of this world. Thank you so very much! You are incredibly talented!
I love them. Love love love them. You’re truly a wizard. Can’t stop looking. I feel like you captured me and my boys so well, I can see the happiness in the photos which is so beautiful! And I truly feel beautiful when I look at them. Funny how the nitpicking is always there when I take photos of myself but somehow I don’t do it with these. Little things that matter so much.
I can’t thank you enough how perfectly you captured us at that moment in time. If I could I would print and hang all of them on the walls here. There’s all the happiness in us just as I remember it back in Australia. I’m pretty sure These are going to be one of the most important photos of my life. Thank you xxxxx
I actually have no words, just tears (happy of course) for the longest time this afternoon. Just scrolling through our photos over and over again. It's absurd to think that something you captured so effortlessly could be so beautiful and make me so emotional.
You really took our breath away - I cannot believe how many magical moments you managed to capture.
I could look at them all day. You are talented beyond belief Sarah.
Thank you! When the kids are a little older we will be back to do it all again. Thank you!!
I am a lifestyle & documentary photographer based around Warragul VIC documenting families in Melbourne, Gippsland, and surrounds with over 10 years of experience.
My approach is to simply meet you where you’re at, to photograph the beauty you may not see in yourself, and record the moments your brain hasn’t had enough room for, so you can focus on continuing to be the best parent to your children.
Our session normally involves some of the following:
Kitchen dancing, hide and seek, piggy-back races, cuddles, wine by the fire, planting and picking veggies in the garden, time outside until the sun goes down, water play and collecting eggs from the chickens.
To have a gallery of gorgeous, wholesome photos is gold. Imagine if, in your very own words, you could read back on an article that was your life at that time, to a tee—the reality of the little significant details, day-to-day.
You’ve thought many times that you need to write down what’s happening because you know the memories are fading, but life gets in the way. Let me take care of the storytelling, both through photographs and your life letter.
A picture is worth a thousand words. A letter is worth a thousand pictures.
Your story with me doesn’t end in only photographs. You’ll also be gifted a written story from this season of your lives.
Having photographed over 300 families, my passion for taking family photos has only increased. I have however felt a gap in our experience together, until now.
This is where the stories come in.