Black and White Newborn Session

Monday, 31 July 2017

In Studio Newborn Session - Toronto Newborn Photography


“When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in Black and white, you photograph their souls!”

— Ted Grant

I'm excited to share some photographs from a recent newborn photo session that I did in the studio. A full black and white set of images is new territory for me - however, I think the way that the mood of the images is quite different when compared to colour. 


Black and White Newborn Photography

Black and White Newborn Photography

Black and White Newborn Photography


Black and White Newborn Photography posing

I enjoyed this quote from Nichoal Price on the subject of black and white photography, that I think described the reason why we love the mood and aesthetic of it so much: 
"Many fine art photographers prefer black and white images for their tendency to distance the subject matter from reality. Humans see the world in color, and a rendition of the world in monochrome makes us pause and look closely. Removing color from a picture helps the viewer to focus on a subject’s emotional state. Black and white portraiture lets the audience see the subject’s face and read his or her eyes without distraction."

Black and White Newborn Photography

Black and White Newborn Photography

Black and White Newborn Photography

Black and White Newborn Photography


My beautiful subject was just 10 days old. She enjoyed a nice, long nap during the start of the session and woke up for some milk mid-way through.  Isn't she just a gem??
Every little detail was so much fun to capture. One of my favourite features was a few white hairs on her head that hadn't developed any pigment yet.
SO NEW!!!

Black and White Newborn Photography

Black and White Newborn Photography

Black and White Newborn Photography

"Black and white images appear to be more timeless than color images. As evidenced by the color schemes produced by particular types of film or by trends in digital processing, color can sometimes suggest a specific era."

Black and White Newborn Photography

Black and White Newborn Photography


Black and White Newborn Photography

Black and White Newborn Photography


Black and White Newborn and Family Photography


Black and White Newborn and Family Photography


Black and White Newborn and Family Photography

I love how the texture of the baby's hair and the lines on the soles of her feet are the total focus. Transforming the tactile tangible into a visually tangible image is where black and white shines!


As always, I will post some of this set on the website. Feel welcome to contact me with any questions or booking requests!

-Marissa



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