it’s Sam from SB Creatives Photography here…. 

As a passionate photographer, I have always believed that a photograph has the power to tell a story, evoke emotions, and freeze a moment in time. Little did I know that my skills would lead me to an extraordinary event that beautifully combines tradition, community, and the search for love - Aleeza Ben Shalom Matchmaking Event at Central Shul.

Aleeza Ben Shalom is a Jewish Matchmaking coach and has appeared on the Netflix TV series, Jewish Matchmaking. This event is part of her world tour where she presented a talk in Sydney and Melbourne.


I was both excited and humbled to be chosen as the photographer for this remarkable occasion.

As the event unfolded, my camera lens became a silent witness to a multitude of emotions. I made it my mission to capture not just posed shots, but the candid moments that truly reflected the participants' personalities, hopes, and dreams. This included a meet and greet with Aleeza, the main event which involved a talk, a Q&A session and ended with a live matchmaking dementration.

The nervous laughter and excitement before meeting Aleeza, the genuine smiles exchanged during conversations, and the shared glances that spoke volumes – these were the snapshots that would become cherished memories for the participants.

Being part of the Aleeza Ben Shalom Matchmaking Event at Central Shul was an experience that transcended photography for me. It was about being a part of something much larger – a journey towards love, connection, and personal growth.

As I look back at the photographs I took, I am reminded of the power of images to encapsulate emotions, stories, and the essence of a moment.

Photographing the Aleeza Ben Shalom Matchmaking Event at Central Shul was a privilege I will forever cherish. It allowed me to combine my passion for photography with a celebration of love, tradition, and community. The event taught me that sometimes, behind the camera lens, you are not just capturing images, but you are capturing the essence of humanity itself – the yearning for companionship, the joy of connection, and the beauty of shared moments.

Wishing the entire Jewish community a Shana Tova. 

Until Next Time...

Sam Babus

Founder and Photographer at SB Creatives Photography