Sarah-Jane van Ruiswyk is an authentic, documentary style wedding and family photographer based in Bendigo, Victoria.

“I love finding hidden beauty in unlikely places”


My Philosophy | Authentic Depiction


I believe photography is a way of telling stories, it’s about capturing those precious moments and finding hidden beauty in unlikely places.

An art of observation and interpretation, I draw inspiration from the love, laughter, characters and atmosphere surrounding you, all while aiming to document your story as it unfolds in a natural and unobtrusive way.

"SJ was nothing short of amazing when helping my wife and I create our special day! Nothing was ever too small or too big to help with. The creative design and photography was more then we could have ever hoped for! SJ has helped us create a day that we will never forget!"


"Where do I start with SJ?! We were lucky enough to have her not only design our invites, welcome sign, seating plan & create the COOLEST stubby holders, but also take the most amazing photos. She created the most magical atmosphere, and we couldn’t be happier with how everything turned out."



"Sarah-Jane is a brilliant designer and so lovely to work with. She took us through the creative process step-by-step, all the while incorporating our ideas and wishes. Super fast turnaround and excellent quality to her work. We loved our Save the Dates!"



"SJ Created our Save the dates, Wedding invitations and Wedding sign for our special day. All I had to give her was a few colour ideas for inspiration and what she came up with was just perfect. Could not recommend SJ enough if you are after something unique and personally created done without any stress"



"I can't even begin to say how much we love the photos. You managed to capture the exact feeling/essence of our wedding and it was such a treat to relive the day via your photos. Thank you x1000, you delivered exactly what we asked for and were a pleasure to work with. I will definitely be recommending you to all of our friends and family!"



"We recently had SJ as our wonderful wedding photographer and we couldn’t be happier with how everything has gone. From the first email right through to receiving our beautiful wedding photos, SJ has been nothing short of amazing. Our wedding photos have absolutely exceeded our expectations and there are so many incredible photos to pick from (a pretty good problem to have). We couldn’t recommend SJ highly enough and will certainly be passing on her name to everyone we know!"



"Sarah-Jane was AMAZING! She's designed our charity stubby holders for football. She was so easy to work with and made the whole process so easy and the finished product is amazing! We will definitely be using Sarah-Jane again!"


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