Melbourne Birth Photographer

Blackcherry Photography Australia | Birth Photography Melbourne | Melbourne B I R T H stories And F A M I L Y Photography by DoNna-MAree


H E L L O!!

I’m a lover of life, A glass half full, kinda sweary, heart centred, adventure makin, booty shakin, dance like nobodies watching, fine food lover (partial to a great vodka too!) cheeky sense of humour, puddle splashing, light chaser…

The daughter of a single parent, I am all about investing in quality- people and things that are made to last!

I also have suffered birth trauma and I believe in women, and their ability to birth like a BOSS!

I’m a survivor, a thriver, healed by healing others and celebrating YOUR stories through my passion of photography.

Welcome to my world!

The Blackcherry story..

Born from the ashes of the black Saturday fires of 2009, which destroyed our home and countless memories. I found myself with a fresh perspective and embracing all the things that I’m passionate about. I’ve always deeply loved photography but had never thought about seriously pursuing it professionally until that summer.

Here I was documenting this personal tragedy as a way of processing and moving through my grief. As my own world was starting over, I became drawn more and more to “new beginnings” and my very first client was a pregnancy session.. it rocked my world!

Family lifestyle has been the foundation of my photography journey and a natural progression, that ties in beautifully with my birth work. My style is a mix of documentary, lifestyle with a hint of fine art for good measure.. its fun, relaxed and exactly how I photograph my own family.

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.