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Styles: Black and White Maternity Photography

Black and white maternity photography – timeless and elegant

Black and white maternity pictures have a timeless and classic appeal to them, making them a popular choice for expecting mothers. While colorful pictures can be eye-catching, black and white images have a certain elegance that adds a level of timelessness to the portraits.

One of the main advantages of black and white maternity portraiture is that it allows the focus to wholly and solely be on the beauty of the expectant mother and the emotions rather than any possibly distracting colors/colorful objects in the image. it can also highlight the texture and details of the clothing, adding an additional layer of interest.

Another reason why black and white maternity pictures are so popular is that they are often very flattering. Black is usually slimming. And the absence of color can help soften or even hide imperfections or blemishes, especially on the skin. The contrast between lighter and darker parts helps define the shape and contours of the expectant mother’s body.

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Low Key Black and White Maternity Photography for Drama and Intimacy

Two lighting styles that often come up when black and white portraits are discussed are high-key and low-key lighting. Low-key lighting is characterized by predominantly dark tones and a limited range of highlights. This lighting style often has a dramatic feel and is perfect for intimate, sexy maternity images. Low-key lighting can be especially effective in highlighting the curves and contours of mom’s body.

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High Key Black and White Maternity Photography for Warmth and Softness

On the other hand, high-key lighting features predominantly light tones and a wider range of highlights. This lighting style often has a light, bright and airy feel to it, which can be particularly useful for creating softness and warmth in maternity images. Pair high-key lighting with a white flowy dress to get an even softer feel of the image. 

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