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Newborn Photographer in Cypress, TX, Color vs Black & White

Soon after the inception of monochromatic photography in the early 1800’s, there were those who began playing around with color photography. Once color photography became standard, some still remained loyal to BW images. The question is, when is it appropriate to use one or the other.

newborn photographer in Cypress TX
newborn portrait BW

So, I was recently asked if I prefer creating portraits in color or in black and white. Although most all of my images end up in color, there are times when choosing black and white (BW) will make better sense, especially as a newborn photographer and even more so as a maternity photographer.

newborn photographer in Cypress TX
newborn with dad

Making a critical decision about whether to us color or BW requires a critical eye. The outcome will have an impact on how the viewer perceives the image. For instance, a highly saturated portrait may highlight a dramatic scheme and even bring about emotional feelings based on the colors. Blues may bring calmness, yellows might bring joy or excitement. However, a BW image uses shadows to accentuate depth and space. Colorless images are said to be timeless and are used many times in fine art photography.

newborn photographer in Cypress TX
newborn portrait BW

When do I use one or the other? I like using color because it is modern and parents will appreciate the memories of their baby and family in colored textures. However, when I want to create an iconic image with the use of light, I will make it BW. These are meant to be either be framed, displayed as a collage on an accent wall or standing out on a side table. The end result is a portrait that will produce deep thought and emotion.

newborn photographer in Cypress TX
newborn with dad BW

Anedny Portrait Studio specializes in newborn sessions in Cypress TX and surrounding areas of Houston TX, Tomball TX, Spring TX and The Woodlands TX. In addition to newborn, we also offer maternity and family photo sessions.

It makes me so happy you are here and I am eager to talk to you about your newborn photography session. I am sure you and your family will enjoy my boutique studio. While I wrap and cuddle your baby, you can relax and enjoy a laid back atmosphere, listen to soft music, help yourself to any of our snacks made available for you and even enjoy a glass of wine, bubbly water or fresh coffee. I will take some beautiful images for you to cherish forever. Let us pamper mom with hair and makeup; your experience will be unforgettable and enjoyable, since I've thought through every detail for you.

Are you expecting? Let me capture the beauty of your maternity. Have you scheduled your newborn baby photo session? Let me help you customize the perfect session for your new bundle of joy. To learn more about your experience, click here.

On average, our clients will invest $2100+ on their heirloom and wall art products.

I invite you to request a complimentary consultation with me, either by phone, remotely via Google Meet or even through FaceTime. This is the perfect way to get to know me, "see" my studio and also take a glimpse of sample products. I am always happy to help answer any questions you may have and reserve your date. Please contact me here or email me directly at

Sessions are now booking through 2021. Please reserve your date early to ensure you are confirmed in my calendar.

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