it is close.

it is intimate. it is warmth. it is touch.

it is gentle. it is comfort.

it is deep. it is true.

it is real. it is knowing.

it is honest.

it is soul. it is together.

it is love.

it is no words, and all of these.


it is everything that brought you to this day.



creative wedding photography

My approach to wedding photography is relaxed and unobtrusive. I offer images that will reflect your wedding day unfolding, just as it happens. Honestly...perfectly.

Using natural lifestyle and documentary methods, as well as thoughtful & sensitive direction...my aim is to create beautiful, poignant images of your nuptials. My personal style could be described as - understated. real. simple. as it is. natural beauty. truth felt.

Having a fine-art background & starting in film photography - the subtleties of the look of film influences my work too.

And...I'm not afraid of the dark ;)









I offer packages including part day coverage & full day coverage - starting from the bride getting ready, and through the reception. I've also photographed numerous intimate weddings & elopements, so feel free to get in touch to discuss your needs.

All packages include a digital collection, selected fine-art proofs and are personally photographed by Ona. For all weddings (in particular large affairs) there's an option to have a second photographer.


Available separately are beautiful handcrafted wedding albums (see below) in a contemporary style, and many other display options available for viewing at my Blue Mountains Studio.




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I offer beautiful fine-art wedding albums to all of my wedding clients. I believe this is the best way to remember your wedding photos. These wedding albums are beautifully handcrafted using the finest museum grade photo-rag, with a variety of leather, linen and bookcloth cover options. Their seams lay completely flat, and they are personally designed with simple minimal layouts. Classic in feel, contemporary in style. I love them!


When you open the box for your album you will find it enveloped in a gorgeous silk ECO-printed scarf. Working with a local textile artist we have come up with a way to memorialise your bouquet (or wedding florals) in the most sentimental and stylish way. The process creates a subtle and delicate print of the botanicals used. If the bouquet is not appropriate to use I will collect some flora from the venue or location.

Scarves are made in either sheer or opaque raw matte silk. A simple and beautiful way to completely personalise your wedding album.


Traditionally photographs were meant to be printed - it was the only way to see them! And this is how I prefer to see them too.

I can arrange to have your favourite image (or several!) printed on archival cotton photo-rag and custom framed. I can even help you choose which ones may suit your walls or decor.

I have sourced the most beautiful range of timber frames, hand made right here in Australia. Using raw sustainably managed Australian timber, as well as  recycled hardwood options - I can offer a variety of finishes in a range of widths, depths and profiles. 


whisper. is

ona janzen



Ona is an award winning photographic artist based in the beautiful Blue Mountains, west of Sydney...and 'Whisper.' is the wedding branch of her photography studio.



Everywhere I look, everything I see...I see images - the eye doesn't rest. But in a wonderful & nourishing way! Who wouldn't want to see beauty wherever they look?

I have a welcoming space in my garden where I work, edit, meet clients & friends. Both old and new! I shoot in the space occasionally...but mostly it's a separate place for me to be entirely creative and I'm very grateful to have it. You can see a little of me in my studio below.

When I'm not photographing lovers I keep myself busy creating a range of imagery, both commissioned and personal. I find it so satisfying to deliver photographic art to others...whether it be for their homes, a business, a couple in love, or a gallery wall. To be appreciated for ones work is a joy and blessing, sometimes I have to pinch myself that what I do is my job!

Ona x



2012   Nepean Arts & Design Centre, Diploma of Photography



2016 Australians Top Emerging Photographers - finalist

2016 Silver Award APPA

2016 Silver Award AIPP NSW x 4

2015 Australians Top Emerging Photographers - finalist

2015    Head On Portrait Prize Semi-Finalist

2014    Australias Top Emerging Photographers - finalist (Capture Mag)

2014    Head On Portrait Prize Finalist

2014    Silver w Distinction Award AIPP NSW

2014    Silver Award AIPP NSW x 3

2012    Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize Semi-Finalist X 2

2012    Head On Portrait Prize Semi-Finalist

2012    ACMP Student Photographer of the Year

2012   AIPP APPA Australian Student Photographer of the Year

2012     AIPPNSW Student Photographer of the Year

2012    GOLD Award NSW AIPP

2012     Silver w Distinction Award APPA

2012   Silver Award APPAx 2

2012    Highest Scoring Folio - Nepean Arts & Design Centre

2011    Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize Semi-Finalist X 2

2011 Silver Award APPA


2017  [forthcoming] Field Trip - BigCi - BILPIN

2015    Head On Portrait Prize - Museum of Sydney

2015    Reflex Shadow Screen - WEST Gallery, Hazelbrook.

2015    Head in the Clouds - site specific installation & Blue Mountains City Art Gallery

2015    Presence - site specific installation, Woodford Academy

2014    Head On Portrait Prize - Paddington Reservoir Gardens

2014     Head On ‘Add On’ - Depot Gallery

2014     Shadow Weave - Dubbo Regional Art Gallery

2014    Collectors Edition #1 - Blue Mountains City Art Gallery

2014    Untethered - Coorah Contemporary Art Gallery

2013    Keepsake - Blue Mountains City Art Gallery

2013    Head On ‘Add On’ - Depot Gallery

2012    Head On Portrait Prize - Australian Centre of Photography

2012    Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize - NSW State Library

2012    Portrayal - Blue Gallery

2011    UnSeen - Vibewire

2010    Folio Exhibition - Nepean Arts & Design Centre

2010    Me Myself I - Nepean Arts & Design Centre


lovely whispers

...and occasional shouts


Hi Ona,

I just picked up our photographs from the post office and I LOVE them! I also have to commend you on the presentation. We are so glad we chose an artist to document the day:) Our gift print is beautiful, captures just how we felt that day. Thank you so much.

- Allegra & Rory

Hi Ona, 

We got the album, it's perfect! The binding is so nice (and clever) the photos are beautiful, love the nice paper, we are super happy with it! The size seems great too. So thank you for everything! It's been lovely to meet you, we will recommend you to anyone who will listen!

 - Jesse & Marsha x o x o



We LOVE the photos! They are just what we hoped for! We love the ones you chose to print and have looked through those on the usb and they look amazing also. You are the best!

- Jen & Guy


Hi Ona,

thank you sooooo much - we LOVE THEM!!!! They are gorgeous, we love them all!

- Jess & Matt


Hi Ona,

everything looks great! During the holidays we’ve been showing relatives and friends the photos & album, and everybody raved about how beautiful it all looks! Thanks again

- Agathe & Laurence


The photographs that Ona took for us at our back-yard wedding are so amazing, a keepsake of a day that flew by far too fast. With Ona's expert eye, use of light and attention to detail, the photographs are a treasured collection of memories captured perfectly.

-Tamara & Tas