Sarah Black Photography

Bandaids and backyard hangs

sarah black

There’s this new term that’s popped up in family photography over the last few years, ‘family lifestyle photography’, which I sometimes think means more to photographers than it does to people trying to search for natural family photography. But really, all it is is natural family photography that just leaves the cheese and the forced smiles back in the 1980s where they belong. So, if you and your family are pretty happy hanging out at home, and you ‘get’ that the real memories are made up of sisters hugging in a way which causes everyone to roll off the sofa onto the floor, and that it’s perfectly reasonable to pause the serious business of taking family photos for bandaids and couch dancing and cuddles (and in fact all of these things are much more worth capturing than fake smiles), and pretty much no-one doing what they are asked except for that no small of thing of being truly themselves, the family lifestyle photography is really really for you.

So if you are in Melbourne and looking for a lifestyle photographer, I’d love to hang out with you in the winter sun for an hour or so, and capture some ordinary beautiful magic for your family.


/Sarah Black is one of Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula's most sought after family and newborn baby 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, children or a newborn baby, either in your own home or on location anywhere in Melbourne, please get in touch here. Weekends book out around 6 weeks in advance (weekday times are more readily available), so if you are considering booking a session then please get in touch asap to reserve your date./