In Living Color


Music + Photography loves = bad song names per blog titles. I’ve been in a black and white kick lately. When I meet with my clients, I always remind them they will receive both color and black and white images. I emphasize the black and white. I feel black and white images are such an amazing, emotional, and just simple impactful additions to a session.

There is something about the timelessness and classical look to black and white images. I love the feeling that they are more emotional with such less involving the color processing. How simple, just black and white with tones of black or white to create such amazing image. When I walk through friends and families homes, I always see a majority of larger prints in black and white. They are statement pieces. My brain always operates in prints while I’m shooting. I’m shooting for the wall -where will you hang this – or I see a large unframed canvas with this image – or I see a gallery wall with close ups of each of your children on a wood frame or canvas with dark black frames on your wall. I mean really, I am traffic control for the output of your photographs!


When I was learning to shoot on film, I used to love shooting black and white film. I also was slightly obsessed with the Ansel Adams approach with the temperature sensitive film as well. And I might as well admit, I’m so excited the ability to produce image in color and black and white so easily now, just leads to endless possibilities.

When I look back on images and photographers work in which has impacted me so much, I always feel when shooting composition to study people, black and white are so powerful. To capture nature and landscape, color is amazing. Telling a story through imagery and lifestyle photography, can remain timeless with the simple black and white film effect.

I am so interested in other people views regarding their imagery. Black and White ~OR~ Color?