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!

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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…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 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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Client Preview…Miss P’s Senior Portrait Session {The Woodlands, TX | High School Senior Photographer}

It was so great to see Miss P again after photographing her brother’s Senior Portraits a couple of years ago :).  Such a beautiful and down to earth girl from a truly wonderful family :)!  A little preview of the gorgeous Miss P from her High School Senior Portrait Session….

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Client Preview…Miss A’s 18 Month Session {The Woodlands, TX | Child Photographer}

This little girl is so absolutely adorable and so sweet–I had a new best friend by the time the session was over :).  A little preview from Miss A’s 18 Month Session yesterday….and you can see the black and white version on my Facebook page (I had way too much trouble deciding which version I liked best :)!).

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Client Preview…The T Family {The Woodlands, TX | Family Photographer}

Big families just make my heart happy :).  I used to think that if you had that many kids, you couldn’t possibly do a good job of raising them all…I was so wrong!  So many times now I’ve worked with larger families, and the kids are always SO well behaved and the families are always so close :).  Love it!  A little preview for the very photogenic T Family :)…
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Client Preview…Baby H’s 5 Month Session {The Woodlands, TX | Baby Photographer}

Such a gorgeous little lady I got to hang out with yesterday in the studio :).  Love her little features, how totally comfy she looks, and those unbelievable eyes :)!  A little preview from Baby H’s 5 Month Session…

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Client Preview…The D Family {The Woodlands, TX | Family Photographer}

These two are so precious together!  Had a great time capturing them and the rest of their family :).  A little preview for The D Family…

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Client Preview…The Q Family {The Woodlands, TX | Family Photographer}

Such a fun and beautiful family I got to hang out with over the weekend :).  A little preview for The Q Family…

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