For years Beyonce and husband Jay-Z were famously secretive about their lives, refusing even to acknowledge their relationship. But the birth of daughter Blue Ivy has led to a new chapter in their lives, with Beyonce happily opening up her family album.
The singer revealed intimate snaps from behind the scenes of her public and private life, including an adorable picture of herself feeding Blue with a bottle while she guzzles dressed in a Watch The Throne T-shirt in honour of Jay-Z's latest tour with Kanye West.
Other images included Beyonce larking around with her husband and posing with her entourage in front of a private jet.
And while not so off-duty that she has anything other than a full face of make-up, the shots provide a rare glimpse into Beyonce's world.
loads of pictures after the break...