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Are Newborn Photos better in color or black and white?

Have you ever thought about how newborn photos would look like in black and white? I don’t often do black and white conversions in my clients’ galleries unless I feel it calls for it, as not every photo would look good converted to black and white. A photo has to have enough depth and different varying shades of light and dark shadows or it will just look flat. To me, a black and white version of a photo tells a totally different story. A photo in color is beautiful and gorgeous and we see everything in color so it is naturally what I am drawn to. However, when that photo is converted to black and white, I feel that it is so different in so many ways.

Newborn photography is all about emotion for me. The entire process is an emotional journey. I create these portraits for all my clients, individually selecting the fabrics, props, and colors after finding out their likes and dislikes. So when I take a photo and it turns out how I envisioned in my head, it is an incredible feeling. I sometimes feel that when I change that particular photo to black and white, I am creating a whole other piece of art as it creates a very different kind of emotion when you look at it.

Classic, timeless, emotive, beauty, all words that come to mind when I design a newborn session. Do you think you could pick? Which would you rather have? The color or the black and white version?

When you look at the newborn photos below, which do you think is better? Which ones make you pause, take a second look?

Please click through to Missy B Photography to see her view on Newborn black and white photography to continue our blog circle.


Family Photographer in Bucks County PA

This family was one of my mini sessions and we had such fun at Groth Hill Farm. The kids just loved the horses, the donkey, and the cats. I especially loved the one of the family in front of the red barn. It was so beautiful and rustic and Dad was the one who requested the picture. I love when Dads are so enthusiastic about capturing memories for their family. It makes for the perfect session when everyone is having fun and of course, it results in beautiful portraits that they can treasure for a lifetime. SugaShoc_Photography_Family_Photographer_Bucks County_Doylestown_PA_mini_session_outdoor_parents_with_daughterSugaShoc_Photography_Family_Photographer_Bucks County_Doylestown_PA_mini_session_outdoor_mom_with_daughter_at_barn_with_horseSugaShoc_Photography_Family_Photographer_Bucks County_Doylestown_PA_mini_session_outdoor_family_posed_in_front_of_red_barnSugaShoc_Photography_Family_Photographer_Bucks County_Doylestown_PA_mini_session_outdoor_kids_feeding_animalSugaShoc_Photography_Family_Photographer_Bucks County_Doylestown_PA_mini_session_outdoor_kids_feeding_animalSugaShoc_Photography_Family_Photographer_Bucks County_Doylestown_PA_mini_session_outdoor_kids_feeding_animal


Family Photographer in Bucks County

I swear I have the most beautiful clients. This family was gorgeous! While they played with the horses at Groth Hill Farm, I snuck in a few posed shots while they still thought I was interesting to look at! Groth Hill Farm is so pretty in the fall and I the kids always have such fun playing with the horses and the donkey. I am in love with the contrast of the greens and browns with their gorgeous red hair….

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Family Photographer in Bucks County

Although it was cold out this day at sunset, this family hardly showed it. The kids were so happy and smiled at my many tricks to get them to laugh at me. I tend to act a little goofy around kids. They seem to think I am so silly and it does make for some beautiful natural smiles.

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Newborn Photographer in Bucks County PA Newborn Baby Girl O

Newborn baby girls are fun. We got to play with all my girly props and we also used my newborn prop bed that I painted and antiqued myself. Tutorial to follow shortly. I also used a tree stump that my gardener, Michener Lawn and Landscape, cut for me. I knew that would come in handy someday. Mum was so enamored with her beautiful girl and so was I!

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