Hey, I’m Donna.

I have many passions photography, writing + music to name a few, yet motherhood has by far been my greatest achievement, playing a huge part in how I see and document the stories around me. I’m married to my teenage sweetheart + best friend. We have four (not so) little muses + two fur babies filling our days with mess and love. I’m incredibly sentimental + I see every detail of our lives as precious and worthy of remembering, this is how I approach every project that I film/photograph.

My clients crave real memories + my sessions inspire vulnerability + connection. Wether I’m capturing the beauty + chaos of your family or the raw power + love of your birth story. I’ll take your quiet tender moments, your loud one of a kind laughter + even your tears.. and I’’ll show you your essence, the light that’s created when your love collides.

Donna X


The Blackcherry Story

Blackcherry Photography was born from the ashes of “The Black Saturday Fires” of 2009, I found myself documenting this personal tragedy as a way of processing and moving through my grief. My style blossoming over time into a mix of documentary + lifestyle. As I embraced my love of maternity, birth, parenthood + little people. Blackcherry Photography quickly became my other baby.

As a mum of four and a positive birth advocate it was no accident that I would fall in love with birth photography. When I couldn’t find a professional to capture the birth of my daughter in 2010. That moment defined my decision to specialise in births when I launched blackcherry photography in 2011.

Since then I’ve become a trained & experienced doula, creating not only beautiful images for all my families but an entirely tailored Blackcherry Photography experience.

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Donna is a Melbourne based birth & family lifestyle photographer creating honest and powerful imagery to cherish & share with generations to come.

Specialising in stories of maternity – birth – hello world – newborn – parenthood + little people.

Donna predominately services North -Eastern Melbourne, the Yarra + Dandenong Ranges + is often hired to travel across the state, around Australia and internationally.