I'm Sarah.

 “Surf Coast based photographer and filmmaker Sarah Matler is never too far away from a river or a moody landscape . Combining her love of adventure and emotion she immerses herself into every project with her unique style and compassion. With a background in documentary photography and a diverse portfolio of artistic disciplines Sarah tells beautiful stories through her images.”

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sarah@sarahmatler.com | 0415 074 033

Official photographer of Let’s Elope Melbourne

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Studied Bachelor of Arts (Photography) at RMIT University 2012

I would like to acknowledge and pay my respects to the people, the Traditional Custodians of the land on which I live, work and make art. I would like to pay my respects to the Wadawurrung People and the Guilijan and Gadabanud Peoples of the Eastern Maar and their Elders, past, present and emerging, and acknowledge all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, also paying my respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging

Low clouds on the horizon at dusk Pretty Beach Sarah Matler Photography Moody Landscape South East Coast Australia

From small


Growing up photographing the landscape meant lots of day trips and exploring Victoria. It slowly evolved into overseas adventures and poorly planned overnighters in the car with a bunch of snacks. I learned that preparation and perseverance is key. Mostly, it’s about showing up and just being present. Today you might find me somewhere around Australia in my converted campervan with my greyhound companion, Ruby.

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Creating powerful imagery

One of my biggest aims with my photography is to challenge preconceived ideas of what is a beautiful landscape. Every part of this world is beautiful. Every drop of rain. Every cloud. The dark days and cold mornings. I want to remind everyone that while we are stuck in society with our blinkers on - out there the world still continues.

My Process

Mount Cook Aoraki Hooker Valley Track Board Walk Sarah Matler Photography Moody Landscape New Zealand

01. Escape

Whether it's planning an adventure or getting caught up in the moment. For me, it's always about connecting with nature on a physical and emotional level.

Make the Journey
Aerial photo of black sand beaches blue water and sea foam Moruya Heads Sarah Matler Photography Moody Landscape South E

02. Conceptualise

Finding the beauty in the nature with all the glorious imperfections and constant turmoil that work so harmoniously together.

be still
Milford Sound Rainy Day Waterfalls and Lake Milford Sound Sarah Matler Photography Moody Landscape New Zealand

03. Create

Capture that feeling that hangs so heavy around me in the atmosphere. Nature has the best way of expressing what words fall short of.

Bring it to life