Meet the Team | de lumière Photography
 

We're photographers but first and foremost, we are humans.

the de lumière photographers

The Creatives

We’re a close-knit team of like-minded creatives, all with the same keen eye for the perfect shot.

Our focus is on what will matter to you in years to come rather than this year’s hottest photography trend. Classic photography with a hint of magic is our superpower. We play with light and capture it in moments of raw emotions.

 

We would be honoured to capture life’s significant moments for you - from your engagement to your wedding day, from welcoming your firstborn to family milestones.

 

Sarah

Professional light chaser, 

de lumière photography

founder

With more than 20 years creative industry experience in graphic design and photography to look back on, I’ve made a name for myself as an award-winning wedding and portrait photographer with a genuine love of my craft.

The Mountains are my

happy place. It's where I live with my gorgeous

family, our whippet -

The Flash and a bearded

dragon called Bones.

Life hasn’t necessarily been smooth sailing for me.

 

I’ve had to overcome personal challenges that impacted my outlook on life - in a big way.

 

Those experiences have only made me stronger and more determined to help my clients turn priceless moments into memories that they can hold onto forever - no matter what.

For me, there is nothing more precious than preserving someone’s smile or deep motherly love in the

perfect shot.

 

Many of the families I’ve worked with have embraced me as one of their own and trust me to document their milestones as the family

grows and flourishes.

Tim

Photographer, lover of music

chaser of light

If Sarah is unavailable for your wedding date, I will step up as the primary photographer assisted by a second photographer from our extraordinary talent pool.

I’m a Kiwi at heart but have fallen in love with the Sydney way of life. I moved across the ditch in 2009 and plan to stay.

 

Sarah and I first met on the job and have been making the perfect team ever since. We’ve captured hundreds of weddings together which often makes us preempt each other’s moves. We often break out in the same, slightly strange light-appreciation noises at exactly the same time. That’s what tends to happen when you’ve been hanging out too much.

Photographing weddings is like showing up to a different work place each day and simply going with the flow. You can’t get too caught up on planning. I love to let the couples guide the way I shoot their wedding rather than making them fit in with my style. They inspire me and open up new perspectives on things. That’s why I love what I do, even after 11 years living and breathing wedding photography.

Matty

Photographer, skater boi

chaser of light

My creative approach to a wedding and my refreshing sense of humour make me

one of our popular

second photographers.

When I was little, my mum would give me disposable cameras to explore with. Little did she realise that she would spark a lifelong love of photography in me.

 

I eventually started learning the tools of the trade when I was 16 years old and experimented with taking snaps of my mates in the surf. It wasn’t long before I moved from documenting sport to travel and eventually ended up falling in love with wedding photography.

On my days off you can find me in the ocean. I also love skateboarding and happily ignore that I might be slightly too old for it.

Working with Sarah is like hanging out with a friend

and I feel blessed to play a small part in capturing

lifelong memories. 

 

We're the real deal

Trusting someone to capture life’s most important moments is a big deal.

You want them to deliver on their promise and have the skillset to capture shots that you’ll genuinely love.

 

I don’t take this trust lightly. Constant learning and questioning the status quo is what makes de lumière photography a team of skilled creatives at the top of our game.

 

Over the past 20 years as a professional photographer, I have continuously challenged myself and my creative processes by entering (and winning) countless competitions. I’m also a contributing member to the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP).​

 

Choosing an accredited professional gives you peace of mind that your photographer has the proven skills to capture high quality photos when it matters most. Every AIPP accredited photographer has to complete the stringent AIPP accreditation process to call themselves a ‘professional’. They also have to tick all the boxes when it comes to legal business requirements, insurance and working within the AIPP Code of Professional Practice.

to see how I can treat you to award winning photography.

These are some of the awards recognising my portrait and wedding photography:

  • Finalist Fremantle International Portrait Prize 2019

  • Finalist Head on Portrait Prize 2013

  • Finalist Head on Portrait Prize 2012

  • Finalist Head on Portrait Prize 2011

  • Finalist Moran Portrait Prize 2012

  • LensCulture Awards Silver Award 2013

  • LensCulture Awards Silver Award 2013

  • Sydney Royal Easter Show Overall Best in Show Portrait Photography 2013

  • Sydney Royal Easter Show Overall Best in Show Portrait Photography 2012

Head On Photo Awards
Freemantle International Portrait Prize
Moran Photographic Portrait Prize
 

As seen on...

A selection of acclaimed websites that frequently feature our work

One Fine Day Wedding Fair
Polka Dot Bride
Hooray! Wedding Mag
The Wedding Series
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