Sarah Black Photography

My own 2019 family photos by dear friend Trish Chong of  Tealily  photography

My own 2019 family photos by dear friend Trish Chong of Tealily photography

My Story and Yours.

The guy who scans my images at the lab once told me that he often couldn't tell my client work apart from my own family photos, and my heart thrilled at the thought of that! That in some way, the beauty I see everywhere, every day, could be distilled down into images that tell a story so similar to mine at its heart: I love, and I am loved. My story and yours.

I live in Melbourne's east, and also spend a lot of holiday and weekend time down on the Mornington Peninsula, and I am pretty 'Melbourne' in all the ways you'd expect; the skinny latte, the food trucks, the family bike rides, the spoodle (OK, I'm a bit embarrassed about that last bit, but I really needed a dog that didn't shed on my sofa). I have 4 kids of my own, 2 boys and 2 girls, and I really understand how busy and blessed you are, because I am too. And I’m here to take the chaos and turn it into magic for you.

I shoot film not because it's cool but because it's more beautiful and real, and I've been photographing families professionally since 2008 (and lots of weddings for a quite a few years there), and empathise with all sorts of family dynamics. I have a great sense of humour and am really patient and verrry relaxed.

I capture my own family all.the.time and I share those images, as well as client ones, over on my Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/sarahblack_was_here/

Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale
— HANS CRISTIAN ANDERSEN