In Black & White {St Albert Newborn Photography}

"Do you convert photos into black & white?"

Short answer: You betcha.

Longer answer:

I love black & white images. I would paper my home with b&w portraits if my husband didn't love realistic landscape photos so much. (Ick.) That said, certain images lend themselves to b&w better than others - my favourite b&w photos are those that are very simple, or ones that are a bit soft. I like how b&w makes you concentrate on the shapes and the shadows without being overwhelmed by colour...

That said, not all images look fabulous in black & white. With the images in my client galleries, I typically provide colour and b&w copies, but not for all photos. My goal is to provide clients with spectacular and intimate images where a particular type of editing compliments the feeling of the photo instead of being distracting... So, I provide a mix. 

These are from a session from earlier this week:

For me, this image just screams for b&w. The way Mom's hand is resting on Dad's knee, to toddler fingers about to touch her sister's head, to a little hand wrapped around her mom's wrist... It's just all incredibly touching. (I'm a bit of a sap, I love these intimate shots!)

For me, this image just screams for b&w. The way Mom's hand is resting on Dad's knee, to toddler fingers about to touch her sister's head, to a little hand wrapped around her mom's wrist... It's just all incredibly touching. (I'm a bit of a sap, I love these intimate shots!)

Simplicity. Also: TOES!

Simplicity. Also: TOES!

I also love the colour version of this photo (this girl has perfect creamy skin and was wearing a soft purple & white top!), but the way her eyes pop in b&w makes me smile.

I also love the colour version of this photo (this girl has perfect creamy skin and was wearing a soft purple & white top!), but the way her eyes pop in b&w makes me smile.

The catch-light in her eye, right down to her perfect belly-button...

The catch-light in her eye, right down to her perfect belly-button...

Big sister kisses and Mom cuddles. 

Big sister kisses and Mom cuddles. 

For me, this image is special because I know what she's laughing at... Story-telling is fun.

For me, this image is special because I know what she's laughing at... Story-telling is fun.

If you would like to book a Maternity or Newborn session, or would like more information, please contact me for more details!