Hey,

I'm Sarah.



 “Melbourne 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.”


I love a good chat so hit me up!

sarah@sarahmatler.com | 0415 074 033


Official photographer of Let’s Elope Melbourne

Please check out my current projects on social media 🙂

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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 Wurundjeri Peoples of the Eastern Kulin Nation 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


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

From small

beginnings.

Growing up I always wanted to be creative. At the age of 6 I made the announcement while drawing at the dinner table, "I'll be an artist one-day". I was eating pasta in butter. Thankfully my palette has evolved since then. Although to be fair, my profession of choice had improved since age 2 when I proclaimed "I want a baby crocodile when I grow up". Okay, so maybe I didn't always want to be a creative. But I was creative with my job dreams.


It wasn't until I was in year 9 art class that we got to shoot our first roll of black and white film and develop it in the dark room. A family friend leant me his camera, a Minolta SLR. It was the most incredible experience. I was hooked.

Yosemite Falls sarah matler photography landscape yosemite national park falls waterfall fog moody


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