Sarah Black, Family Photographer

Melbourne family lifestyle photography with soul


Frequently Asked Questions


What is the difference between film and digital?

The only difference is in the look and feel of the images. After your session, I send the rolls of film to a professional development lab. After the film negatives are developed, they are scanned by the lab, and sent to me as digital negatives. From that point onwards they are just the same as the ones which are produced by any digital camera.

The reason that I use film is a simple one: I think that film images are so much more beautiful than digital ones.

Do you only shoot film?

Yes. If you prefer digital photography, then unfortunately I won't be able to help you.

Can I purchase digital negatives?

Yes I sell digital negatives. Having said that, I believe that the aim of family photography should be the creation of artwork that will give your family pleasure for years to come [a USB stuck in a drawer is not much of a family heirloom]. I can help you create custom art from your session, but I do understand that many clients these days prefer simply to purchase digital negatives and take control of their own artwork, and that's great too.

I just want to make prints. What is the best way to print my images?

My images are best printed on archival fine art paper, by a professional lab. I can give a recommendation for this service, or organise the printing for you.

Do you photograph weddings?

I do very occasionally accept a wedding commission, generally for smaller less formal weddings, and I can't accept these bookings any more than about 3 months in advance of your wedding date.

How many images do I receive from my family session?

Most family or newborn sessions result in around 40-60 high quality professional images.

What is lifestyle photography?

Lifestyle photography simply means natural, candid photography, which has not been overly posed. The idea is to capture a real sense of your family, rather than make you look like anyone else's family at a photoshoot.

Will you come to our home?

Absolutely! Or anywhere else which is special to you.

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