Sarah Black Photography

Family photography

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How do you see your family? What do you most want to remember about these precious, fleeting days? That’s what’s I aim to capture in my family photography, all that personality and perfect imperfection and all the magical in-betweens, the things that make you smile as you kiss their sleepy faces at the end of the day.

Family sessions can capture the essence of your home, or celebrate your favourite place to hang out, or we can head out for an adventure at the beach or forest, maybe even in that beautiful sunset light that makes everything extra magical. I live in Melbourne, but I spend a lot of my own family time on the Mornington Peninsula, so I know both area pretty well, and I will happily travel to you wherever you in those areas or just beyond. Usually lasting 1-2 hours, a family photography session is natural and fun. It's the perfect excuse for taking a small amount of time out of your busy lives to just hang out, and to appreciate what is most special to you: each other.

I chase light and emotion, and let the images fall out of that as they will. If you would really love a whole series of posed photos where everyone is looking at the camera and smiling, that's great, but I might not be the right photographer for you (although I can always try to include one of those in your session). All my sessions look quite different from each other, because I'm not cookie cutter and neither are you.

I really don't think that there is any one 'right age' for family photo sessions; the perfect time to capture your kids is always 'right now'. I sometimes hear parents talking about waiting for babies to sit up, or teeth to grow back, or braces to come off, but none of these things are truly important. In fact, I suspect that when we are all old and grey, it will be the quirks of childhood, not the supposedly perfect moments, which will be the ones we remember.

[And if you are thinking you might wait until you get a little fitter or your hair grows out a little more, I promise you, your kids think you are pretty spectacular just the way you are.]

Pricing information for photography sessions in 2019 can be found here.