Life itself is the most wonderful fairytale.

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Story Dated: 1.03.11

Wedding of Sara and Adrian [melbourne wedding photography]

Kim and I have another beautiful wedding over on the Red Telegram website, so please head over and enjoy the beautiful day that was Sara’s marriage to Adrian.

In other news, after spending the last 6 months getting to know Master Rupert and coming to terms with life with 4 children, I am slowly (sloooowwwwly) returning to work on portraits (as well as working on some behind the scenes changes to Sarah Black Photography), so stay tuned for some gorgeous family sessions here and please get in touch now if you are interested in an Autumn portraiture session with your family, places are very limited.

Story Dated: 17.10.10

There’s no place like home [melbourne family photography]

I really love to photograph families in their homes. Our homes are so much a part of the life of any family, particularly for those of us with young children; we spend so many hours on trampolines, in cubby houses and hanging from Hills swing sets. I photographed this beautiful family at home a few months back now and as you can see this beautiful environment really is filled up with the love and laughter of its tiny inhabitants.

H family, it was truly a joy to meet you all, and spend some time making these memories for you. And Gab, I am beyond thrilled to have met you again and see what a wonderful family you have created. I am so happy for you!!

So, to everyone else, Happy Monday, and welcome back to more spring-like weather (at least until we get our roof fixed please)!


Story Dated: 21.05.10

Dance With Me [daylesford wedding photography]

K and D were recently married in a very private and exceedingly beautiful ceremony, in Daylesford. Surrounded by close family and friends, and set in the stunning grounds of The Convent (my first visit, and hopefully not my last) on an early autumn day that really was wedding perfection.  K was such a gorgeously low-maintenance bride, giving herself a scant 15 minutes to dress while she scurried around organising things up until the last moment. You’d be none the wiser if I hadn’t mentioned that though, how gorgeous does she look? The camera really did love her, as you can she, and the newlyweds were just so natural and relaxed with each other, and truly wrapped up in the romance of the day. It’s all a wedding should be, really.

xxx Sarah


One of the highlights of the evening, was the most fantastic Fred and Ginger bridal routine I have ever seen, which just brought the room down, as you can see. A wonderful surprise for all their loved ones, you could see the hours of practice and love which had been poured into putting together this dance, which was step-perfect (or looked it, to my untrained eye). I had to remember to keep pressing the shutter, and not just stare in amazement. I could also sense the thrill of the family and friends watching, which I wanted to capture too, and had to wait until the last moment before running around to photograph their reaction from the opposite direction, without interrupting the show.22-w-e-sb1223-w-e-sb924-w-e-wedding-apr10-422

Story Dated: 9.03.10

What life is sometimes like. [melbourne engagement photography]

I left home for this session in the pouring rain. I waited for half an hour before the session start time in this spectacular location, in the pouring rain. I called Kim, my wedding photography partner extra-ordinaire, and asked her to check the radar on the internet, and also to look out the window in Woodend and give me the prognosis: POURING RAIN.

And then, this beautiful couple arrived, with their gorgeous dog, vintage bicycle, fruit and inimitable sense of fun and a connection with each other which was truly a joy to witness. The rain stopped, the light was like milk, and for an hour and a half it was all about the love.

Ain’t life grand?