Soulful Eyes…Baby G’s Client Preview Continued {The Woodlands, TX | Baby Photographer}

And now for both versions of this image from Facebook, and a little insight on how I convert my images to black and white….

Color:

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Black and White:

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I love both versions of this image, and think they each convey a different feel to them so of course both will be in the final gallery :).  The black and white really does emphasize the soulfulness of his eyes though….

For the photography enthusiasts out there, a little insight into my process for black and white conversions:

I photograph everything in color, never using the monochrome option on my camera–all of my conversions are done in post processing.  I do not have a “one click fix” for black and white.  Each conversion is a process of it’s own, and what I do will vary according to the image I’m working with and what kind of light, color,  and contrast are in it to start out with.  In general though, I use a combination of gradient maps (from black to white) and a levels layer (all in photoshop) to achieve the amount of contrast I’m looking for.  I also use a very slight toning in all of my black and whites to help keep them from being too harsh even when they are higher in contrast.  Hope that interests someone out there :).  Have a great Wednesday!

Client Preview…The Princess and The Wild Thing {The Woodlands, TX | Child Photographer}

The princess and the wild thing…it seems to fit their personalties I think :).  Loved seeing The M Twins again…I can’t believe they are 5 years old, and while they have changed in a lot of ways since I first photographed them, there are some things that remain the same.  Their personalities have developed and they’ve both come out of their shells more over the years, but they have stayed true to the colors they showed me from the beginning and it’s so good to see them again!  …and Mr. J’s smile, that is his real smile.  You can tell that one a mile away :).  A little preview for The M Twins at their 5 Year Session…

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Client Preview…Baby N’s 6 Month Session {The Woodlands, TX | Baby Photographer}

She is so adorable!  Completely irresistible and super sweet :).  Loved all of her different expressions during her 6 Month Session at the studio…a little preview for Baby N :)….

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Client Preview…Mr. B’s 1 Year Session {The Woodlands, TX | Child Photographer}

Baby B, or Mr. B I should say now that he’s graduated the Baby Program, was absolutely adorable at his 1 Year Session :)!  Loved seeing him, Mom, and Dad again…I never stop being amazed at how quickly these little ones change and grow :).  Love this one of him with his Mamma as a little preview from Mr. B’s 1 Year Session…

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Client Preview…Miss R’s 3 Year Session {The Woodlands, TX | Child Photographer}

When I arrived at this little girl’s home, I was greeted with the greatest enthusiasm and excitement for a session that I’ve ever received from a 3 year old–totally made my day from the start :).  I loved hanging out with her and her parents and catching up–it’s been a couple years since I photographed her.  A little preview of the absolutely precious Miss R….

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Client Preview…Baby C at 8 days new {The Woodlands, TX | Newborn Baby Photographer}

It’s sometimes fun to subtly incorporate a little bit about Mom or Dad in their baby’s newborn session.   Baby C’s Dad is a  Geologist…so we used rocks :).  And I ended up loving the contrast of the hard stone with the softness of a newborn… And it was just a nice excuse to get outside for a few shots :).  A little preview of the very handsome Baby C…

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Client Preview…Baby A’s 6 Month Session {The Woodlands, TX | Baby Photographer}

Loved working with Baby K and her lovely parents yesterday :).  We had the BEST weather you could possibly ask for at the end of May in Texas :).  A little preview from Baby K’s 6 Month Session…

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Client Preview…The C Family {Spring, TX | Family Photographer}

It was so much fun capturing this family :).  These two are cousins who don’t live in the same area, so it was extra special to get some images of them together while they are both still so small :).  A little preview for The C Family…. (and you can check out the color version on my Facebook page–link below :))

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Client Preview…Baby D’s 1 Year Session {The Woodlands, TX | Baby Photographer}

These babies just keep growing up so fast!!  Another Baby Planner has graduated!  Loved seeing how much he’s changed since his 6 month session, and seeing his Mom and Dad again…and this little man isn’t just walking–he’s running already!  You wouldn’t guess from this tranquil family image, but it was a good thing I had my running shoes on for his session!  A little preview for Baby D…..

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