About us

the photography team

Julian comes from a background in engineering then editorial photography.

Julian has shot over twelve hundred weddings and hundreds of portraits of children and couples. His fashion images are highly regarded in the industry with a lively signature style.

His continued technical innovation and practice development gives Serendipity a distinct edge in shooting and lighting technique allowing our clients to be spoilt for choice – the right emotions, the right moments, our aim is to capture day as you see it, as real as your beauty and your relationship.

Sally Newell has studied the photographic arts extensively; she graduated with a Distinction in Photography at RMIT in Melbourne, and then followed with a postgraduate degree in Art Theory and Film.

With her work in the graphics industry and fine arts training, Sally offers Serendipity clients personalised graphic solutions and a clear understanding of individual client photography needs.

Sally brings extensive portraiture skills to twenty years of wedding photography; her creative photographic skills and graphics background give an edge to Serendipity Photography’s look.

serendipity photography style

Serendipity photography possesses an instantly recognisable style, which is born of the combined experience of our award winning team of photographers and continued development of new post production techniques.

Our style stems from contemporary narrative photography, photo journalism and portraiture. This means that the images of Serendipity focus on the art of visual storytelling, illustrating the physical and emotional landscape of their subjects.

Years ago we recognised that our customers had a need for frank and emotional photography, that was natural but also beautiful, that were often not being met by other photographers.

Serendipity fashions a personal photography style which is based upon customers’ ideas and preferences.

When observing our work, people comment that Serendipity images show real emotion, Serendipity images are confident, refreshing, and even a little edgy; the style is light and flowing, unobtrusive but intimate. Relax and let Serendipity’s talented team and imagination create beautiful images for you on your wedding day.


serendipity background

Serendipity Photography offers a wide range of visual and design services to the Melbourne community including photography, videography and website design. The emphasis is on a quality personalised service, incorporating classic photographic values with a focus aesthetic excellence.

We have shot weddings at a range of locations in Ripponlea, Lincoln of Toorak, Windsor Hotel Melbourne, Bram Leigh Croydon, Luxor Receptions Taylors Lakes, Peninsula Country Golf Club, Butleigh Wootton Kew, The Sovereign Northcote, San Remo Ballroom Carlton, Melbourne Aquarium, Park Hyatt Melbourne, Werribee Mansion, Peninsula Reception Docklands, Sumac Reception Docklands, Sketch Reception Docklands, Quat Quatta, 9 (nine) Darling St. South Yarra, The International of Brighton, The Point Albert Park, Como Historic House, Sumac Docklands, Sketch Docklands, Riva St. Kilda, Park Hyatt Melbourne, Butleigh Wootton Kew, The Point Albert Park, Royce Hotel on St. Kilda Rd., Regent Theatre, Middle Brighton Baths, Carousel Albert Park, Montsalvat Eltham, Merrimu Receptions Murrumbeena, Ballarat Receptions Eltham, Hawthorn Receptions in Hawthorn, Contessa Receptions Mt. Waverley, Fenix Reception Richmond, The Willows on St. Kilda Rd., Tatra, Ascot House Reception, and more.

Launching in 2012, Serendipity Media will be offering corporate and childrens’ portraiture services. With a background in wedding photography having photographed over 2100 couples, Serendipity intends to provide a range of services peripheral to our core wedding photography.

We offer an online wedding blogging service, which allows you, as well as friends and family from around the world to enjoy your wedding images from any time and place. We also shoot wedding videos and are available to deploy our skills in a variety of environments.