Sarah Black, Family, Newborn and Baby Photographer

Soulful and glorious and unordinary

There is nothing not precious.

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Do you know what it's like to be overwhelmed, every day, with how beautiful the world is?

Does your heart leap like a child into fresh colours, sunlight falling on water, new hours aching with possibility? Did your old self not break a thousand times the very first day you knew your loves, and every day since? Are we not to be allowed to say out loud, how sacred this is!

There is nothing not precious; your child clamouring for your arms, unable today to step for himself; your daughter, brave as a fire, tentative as a new path, her hand in yours for now; your arms, as strong as you are uncertain, your eyes unwilling to break the spell, yet not quite ready to claim this magic as your own.

I tell you, I will show you, you are more beautiful than anything you have ever seen.


Sarah Black is one of Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula's most sought after family lifestyle photographers. If you are interested in finding out more about commissioning a natural, soulful photography session to capture this time in the life of your family, either in your own home or on location anywhere in Melbourne, please get in touch here. Limited suburban melbourne bookings are available from February 2018 onwards, so if you are considering booking a session then please get in touch asap to reserve your date.

Natural, at-home, newborn photography

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These are the most ephemeral days; the ones we have held out for longest, have fought for hard, and fiercely, have dreamed of giddily even while sensing that we couldn't possibly know how they would be, their very magic lying in the mystery of their singularity and physicality and brevity.

How is it that the days leading to this miracle crept so slowly, and yet the days speeding you away fall through your fingers before you can stop them, the whirl of feeding and changing, all the acts of love that are the creation of family and history and the story of love. We try to stop time when we can, to sip our tea and stare in wonder and gratefulness and joy, to cradle their tiny fingers and make circles in the crowns of their hair, marvelling at life and the wonder of creation.

Oh, these magical beginnings, they take our breath away, and later on we would give anything to go back and catch them, just for a moment.

This is newborn lifestyle photography; an hour or two in your home, all of you, holding your newborn baby and living wholely in your story, recording moments that will outlast the frailties of memory and time.