Lightning strikes, maybe once, maybe twice

And it all comes down to you. 

What shall we create?

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When planning our wedding we were pretty relaxed about everything, except our photographer. We wanted someone we felt comfortable with and who made us feel like we could be ourselves. We knew from the moment we met Jacqui, we wanted to work with her. Our photos are beautiful and we are so grateful for all of the special moments she captured. Jacqui is warm, kind, funny and professional. We will always be grateful we were able to share our special day with such a magical person.


Jacqui was our wedding photographer, and she was a dream from start to finish. We wanted to meet her because of her art, but what really sold us was her personality - we liked and trusted her immediately. 
Jacqui’s photos are genuinely sublime. She captured special moments without us even noticing, and when we did notice her taking photos she made us feel at ease. No doubt, we’ll be calling on her to make more art out of our next big life event.


Jacqueline Jane van Grootel


+61408 090 566


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A B O U T  M E 

I wouldn’t spend my time any other way - the honour and responsibility of documenting the most tender of moments brings me so much joy. Spending time in such beautiful parts of the world with such compelling people is a welcome side effect too.


Over thirteen years working with a camera has meant that many varied people and things have been recorded with the heavy black box, though my subjects have changed over the past decade, my drive and passion has certainly persisted. Lovers, dancers, musicians, food + drinks, models, old, young, furry, partiers, mourners. I have always found connection with the more emotive aspects of putting light to paper, whether it be digital pixels or analog grain.

Through personal work, I adore exploring embodiments of femininity - it is boundlessly rewarding to show someone a view of themselves that they have never seen, how I see them sparkle, which can contrast starkly with their own perception of self.

Let’s become immersed in the fleeting seconds in between, capturing candid connections and unconstrained affections.  

I have a little baby Alma - bonus points if she is able to come along to a shoot (non weddings), she loved to watch me work.

I treasure the diverse paths that love can take, and embrace lovers of all natures. Whether intensely embracing or contagiously giggling, the intention is to create an intuitive and honest reflection of your personalities; instinctive, spontaneous and free. 

Love, Jacqueline ❤︎

I wish to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which I live and work, the Whadjuk Nyoongar people, and pay respect to elders past, present, and emerging.  This always was and always will be Aboriginal land.


I ask that all attendees to shoots and weddings check current exposure sites and cancel shoots if anyone feels unwell. I am fully vaccinated, and will wear a mask as required.

From the moment Jacqueline arrived, she felt like another member of the family. She was professional, efficient and discreet from the start to the end of our wedding day. She made us feel so comfortable and calmed our nerves! 

The photos we received were absolutely phenomenal. There are so many beautiful memories that were captured and will be treasured for many years to come! 

We cannot thank you enough for everything you did for us!