Sarah Black Photography

mornington peninsula family photography

Adventures in Flinders

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This beautiful spot in Flinders along Melbourne’s Mornington Peninsula has become super popular for family photography sessions over the last year or so, and with good reason. With a beautiful protected beach below, and stunning windswept clifftops above, this is a spectacular location to explore, worthy of the hour or so drive from central Melbourne. This gorgeous family, visiting from Singapore, were keen to explore a part of Victoria they hadn’t seen before, with beaches a little more wild than what they are used to, which is part of their charm. They had the most wonderful afternoon, topped off by a beautiful meal in the nearby town of Flinders, which has several fabulous restaurants, on the way home.

I love heading to wild and interesting places for sessions not just because the photographs are more aesthetic (although tbh this is pretty much always true) but because the images that result then connect back to such strong memories, of a real experience a family has had together. There really is no comparison with just heading to the local neighbourhood park (generally filled with locals walking their dogs, and pathways that cut through scenes at odd angles, and other people’s children running around in the background). When we go somewhere more inspiring, there is no need for forced smiles, or anyone to ‘look like they’re happy to be there’, because they simply are. And everyone also seems to relax more, having committed more to the overall activity, and set aside a little more time for it. It’s pretty hard to stand on these cliffs and think about your emails.

I love this part of the world so much that I’m actually moving there in 2020, and so hope to do more sessions there in future. And for this family, I am creating a glass keepsake box filled with their favourite prints, and on the front, we have engraved the single word ‘Adventures’.


/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./

Wherever you are

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Wherever you are you are everything you need to be, to have, to breathe in and hold hold hold and exhale,

into the next hour place golden light-filled scene.

You are deeper than where you are or how, closer to the source than what you look upon or touch.

It's all a golden afternoon at the theatre, and the scenes roll in and out in perfect ease

while you applaud

until your hands are sore.


Julie Guertin and her spectacular family wanted to commemorate their time living in Melbourne, before heading back to their native Canada, with family photographs at the first beach they visited in Balirgowrie on our Mornington Peninsula. Julie is as in love with film as I am; please do yourself a favour a check and out her incredible work, especially on colour and experimenting with 'film soup'. Julie photographed our family recently, and I cannot wait to share some of those images soon too!


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