If you have pampered yourself to an empowering photo session before or if you are still thinking of booking, seeing your portraits revealing the bombshell you are is a significant part of the boudoir experience. So how do you decide whether or not to print your photos in black and white or color?
We see color photos every day, in fact it is the mainstream of our visual experience on the screen, in magazines, photo albums, and even menus and advertisements. When choosing that pop of color or no color at all for your portraits though, you may want to offer yourself and your partner a different side of the visual world.
Reasons for your boudoir photos to be black and white:
Your boudoir photos are supposed to show off YOU. Black and white can have a stunning effect to emphasize more the subject of the picture, rather than the background or pops of contrast in the color schemes.
Black and white is timeless, classy, and sophisticated.
Creates an emotional, dramatic, and intriguing mood or vibe.
Your photo will be more striking. Work it girl!
There is an emphasis on the lines and shapes of your body, without the potential distraction of color that hides the patterns, shapes, and textures of the subject.
Sometimes the lack of color can be more alluring. There is something mysterious about a black and white photo.
Experimentation with lighting and shadows! The angles, curves, and lines of your features can be exaggerated or dramatically hidden based on the lighting and exposure. This can accentuate your best features.
The lack of color can quickly bring the viewers attention to specific details such as the soft texture of your skin or the dark curls of your hair. It can be purely hypnotic!
On the other hand, black and white can even make a photo more interesting, forcing the viewer to gaze more closely for a longer period of time to see absolutely every detail in the frame.
Removing splashes of color from a photo can even bring more attention to the mood or atmosphere of your photo. Without color, there are fewer distractions from what the photo is portraying.
Color can draw the eye to a specific spot or theme in any given photo. Removing that blunt focus can open up a whole new world to the viewer. Every detail is interesting and one to be thoughtful about instead of glancing over lazily.
The impact of your portrait changes when you remove color. Black and white can create dramatic contrast in patterns and depth. The differences in tone can provide an intriguingly beautiful picture, providing layers to the subject of the photo.
Details that might have been unnoticed and overlooked really pop in black and white. Rock that piece of lingerie, and let those details come to the forefront, highlighting your body, your silhouette, YOU!
Sometimes eliminating the complexity and distraction of color can make the subject of a photo pop in a great way. Black and white makes a powerful statement saying, “I’m beautiful and I know it!” It accentuates the shape of your cheekbones, the curve of your body, the texture of your outfit, and your feminine, strong, timeless beauty. Ultimately, it also comes down to personal preference, but consider the unique, classy feel of a pure black and white photo.
If you’re loving the idea of having your boudoir session be completely black and white, let’s do it! Contact me and let me know you’re all about the black and whites.