Black and White Newborn Photography - Adding a Classic Touch

Tips for adding a classic touch to your newborn photography with black and white images

photo by Viktoria Iljin

Black and white newborn photography is a classic and timeless way to document the beauty and innocence of your newborn. Without the distractions of color, black and white images are able to focus on the details and emotion of the photograph, creating a timeless and enduring look.

Newborn photo shoot in the studio in Tallinn
Newborn photo shoot in the studio in Tallinn

Here are some tips for adding a classic touch to your newborn photography with black and white images:

  1. Choose the right newborn photographer: Look for a newborn photographer who has experience with black and white photography and a portfolio that showcases their skills. It’s also important to choose a newborn photographer who has a gentle, patient, and nurturing demeanor, as newborns can be unpredictable.
Newborn twins photo shoot in the studio in Tallinn
Newborn twins photo shoot in the studio in Tallinn
  1. Plan a newborn photo shoot ahead: Newborn photography sessions are typically held within the first few weeks of a baby’s life, when they are still very sleepy and pliable. It’s important to book your newborn session as early as possible to ensure that you have a spot on the photographer’s schedule.
Family photo shoot with newborn in the studio in Tallinn
Family photo shoot with newborn in the studio in Tallinn
  1. Consider the lighting: Black and white photography relies on contrast and lighting to create drama and interest in the image. When planning your newborn photography session, consider the lighting in the room and choose a location with natural light or well-diffused artificial light.
Macro shots taken at the newborn photo shoot
Macro shots taken at the newborn photo shoot
  1. Experiment with poses: There are many different poses that can be used in newborn photography, from traditional posed shots to more candid, lifestyle-type images. Experiment with different poses to find what works best for newborn and creates the most striking black and white images.
Newborn photo shoot in the studio
Newborn photo shoot in the studio
  1. Focus on emotion: Black and white photography is able to focus on the emotion and detail of the photograph, so allow your newborn’s expressions and personality to shine through in the images. Capturing candid moments that show the true beauty and innocence of your newborn will create timeless and enduring photographs.
Family shots taken at the newborn photo shoot in Tallinn
Family shots taken at the newborn photo shoot in Tallinn
  1. Incorporate props with texture: Black and white photography is able to highlight texture and detail, so consider incorporating props with texture into your newborn photographs. This might include blankets, wraps, or baskets with intricate patterns or textures.
Newborn photo shoot in Tallinn
Newborn photo shoot in Tallinn

We hope that these tips will help you create beautiful and timeless black and white newborn photographs. Remember to choose a newborn photographer who you trust, plan ahead, and focus on emotion and detail in the images. With a little bit of thought and planning, you can create stunning black and white images.

Macro shots taken at the newborn photo shoot
Macro shots taken at the newborn photo shoot

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