The most colorful thing in the world is black and white,
it contains all the colors
and at the same time excludes all.
I get asked quite often by clients and peers why I only show black and white images. AS a woman, mother, and artist I get distracted easily. I have also found that I have a tendency to push down my emotions so I can get life done. When I pull color from images, life comes alive for me. I"m not longer focused on tearing myself or the moment apart. It just is. The frame is full of emotion, a story, a micro second that we will hold on to and share with our family and friends for ever.
While my business does in fact exist to serve and preserve your family, I truly feel that with black and white images we can cut past matching outfits and focus on connection. You, the subject, the light, emotion, and action I capture speaks so much truth to who you are without color. I know that sounds a bit intimidating, but it is my hope that you have peaked through my portfolio to see that my work showcasing you and your family is full of life!
As a follow up to this question, I get asked if I photograph my daughter and family in the same way. In short, I do.
Don't get me wrong. I really do like color. I often don't have a favorite, and I love seeing it everywhere. It is something I am growing to really enjoy here in Richmond, Va. There is street art all over the place which means there is color everywhere! That said, pictures, for me, are the capturing of emotion, touch, light, and memories which are best shown in black and white.
Below you will see a screen shot of phone pictures from my family. This is to show you that even with my phone, I prefer black and white images!