The love between a father and his son is a special bound. And what a better to celebrate Father’s Day than with this photo from one of my newborn photographer clients here in Phoenix.
Father and Son
I know this is a special Father’s day, as it is the first for the two of them together. His baby son at this young age is just cute as can be.
This is one of my favorite styles for maternity photographs. The future mom does not look at the photographer, but instead looks off thinking about her pregnancy.
And of course you see I love to create these photos in black and white. I find B&W adds to the feeling.
Some of my maternity photography clients returned returned recently for photos of their newborn baby. As a photographer it makes me feel great to see how happy these new families are.
Cute baby smiles for photographer
Working with infants can be challenging for a photographer because they tend to set their own schedules. So I always have some flexibility in my schedule for these sessions to allow for this. I would always rather take a few extra minutes to allow for a meal break to make sure we have a happy baby. It makes all the difference in the final result.
Often featuring the couple in maternity photographs can create some amazing memories. This couple is a perfect example of what I am talking about.
Couples in maternity photos
So consider doing some couples shots for your maternity session.
As you probably know by now I love the classic images when it comes to maternity photography. I guess somewhere in the photographer part of my brain I can’t not shoot some of these beautiful images when I have a pregnant woman in front of my camera.
Classic B&W Maternity Belly Photograph
Looking at this photo as inspired my next fun maternity photo. Soon as I get a chance you will see something I’ve never seen before. It’s going to be great. Don’t miss out.
Recently I had the chance to work with a wonderful woman on her maternity photographs. One of the things we wanted to do was to create some black and white (B&W) photos. For me the key to this type of photography is to use light and shadows to show off the features. Of course models understand how to work with lights, but as a photographer I need help my clients move to take advantage of the light.
Finding the light in maternity photos
Working with tiny adjustments to position to move how the light falls across the subject is key. Of course having done this for a while I know pretty close to where the pose needs to be to get the light how I want it.
The effect for my is very effective in maternity photographs. In the example above which I call “Thinking about the future”, she looks off into the distance as if she is looking toward the future. The light shows off her belly and it catches her cheek to bring the beauty of her face out from the shadows. I especially like the sparkle in her eye the light created.
As you view my portfolio you will see I tend to like a lot of shadow in my B&W pregnancy photos. I find the contrast really allows bring the photos into another place that would not be possible without the mystery of the shadows. Of course it could be from being in Phoenix where shadows are my summer friend that also makes me love shadows too.
Bringing a new baby into a family is always a special event. Remembering the pregnancy with the entire family is becoming a popular addition to maternity photo sessions. Sometimes its siblings, other times it is grandparents are brought into the shoot.
Typically the siblings arrive towards the end of the shoot after mom has gotten her solo photos taken. This allows mom to concentrate on creating great photos without having to worry about anything else.
There are as many options as there are families when it comes to creating the perfect maternity photo. We are always open to your ideas to help you make your photos a true reflection of you.
Kandiss Black and White Headshot
With almost everything being in color in photography today, the fine art of a great black and white headshot is slipping away. It seems that photographers are usually reserving it for fine art photographs. Whereas I include it in my glamour and boudoir work, black and white also has a place in portraits and headshots.
The tonality of a black and white image adds a special depth to the images that just can’t be done with a traditional color photograph. It is even more important that the photographer control the light with black and white to create those moods.
Color has become a crutch for some photographers, so worried the perfect red they overlook the other key elements to a photography. Black and white, with the constraints it poses, forces the use of all a photographer’s skills to get a great image.
Digital photographers have it even tougher. A portrait / headshot shot in black and white digitally does not have the same available range as film. Some of the typical techniques to work around this in landscapes such as HDR, do not work practically with a person whose expression and eyes are key and move just the slightest bit between the frames.
There are other techniques that a skilled digital photographer can use to work around this, but it is a skill that takes time to learn.
Orcatek Headshot and Portrait Photography – Phoenix, Arizona