Outside the Box-Moody Theme {Portland-Child-Photographer}

It’s time for another blog circle theme with my girls from Outside the Box! This months theme is “Moody” and to me there is nothing moodier than a good black and white image. There is something about black and white conversion that really makes you feel something when you look at a picture. Not all images will work in black and white, lighting is key! There has to be the right balance between light and dark, highlight and shadow, and enough contrast. A good black and white will draw your eye directly to the subject of the image and sort of dull the background noise. Here are some of my favorite recent black and white images. Do they feel moody to you? Let me know what you think! And to continue on with this months blog circle be sure to head over to San Diego Portrait Photographer Lauren Nygard and see her take on the “Moody” theme!


I love these sweet little twin brothers all snuggled up together.

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Parent shots are always a favorite of mine in black and white. You can just feel the love they have for their little one.

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I do most of my birth photography in color, but in this image I really wanted to draw you directly to mama as she was resting in between contractions. The calm before the storm.

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This is my sweet little nugget. She was piled on top of all sorts of bright colored blankets and I just wanted to draw attention to her sweet face.

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This is my oldest and her friend getting ready to go swimming in the hotel pool. Again, this was about canceling out the background colors to just focus on them.

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This one cracks me up, not only is the black and white moody, but this little turkey gave me some seriously moody faces too. LOL!portland-child-photographer-6Pin It!



This sweet little man all wrapped up and cozy. I love black and white for wrapped baby shots.

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Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my “moody” theme this month. Again, don’t forget to check out San Diego Portrait Photographer Lauren Nygard and her take on this one!

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  • September 30, 2015 - 4:45 pm

    Angela Powell Woulfe, Photographer - Beautiful mastery of black and white! I love the connection you can feel in these photographs. I feel like the black and white conveys so much more than the color versions would!ReplyCancel

  • September 30, 2015 - 6:05 pm

    Alicia Quintanar - Oh my gosh, I looove the shot of the girls with the swim masks! Definitely my favorite from this post. Nice work!ReplyCancel

  • September 30, 2015 - 7:01 pm

    Lauren N - Great work, Brooke! I love all of your black and whites, especially your daughter pre-swim! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • October 1, 2015 - 1:26 am

    Nicole Gulick - your black and white images are so stunning. love the mood it sets. Such gorgeous and fun captures great jobReplyCancel

  • October 1, 2015 - 1:31 am

    Kristi James - Brooke, these are all GORGEOUS1!! I absolutely love the one of the girls getting ready to go swimming. So timeless and classic and moody!!! Love!ReplyCancel

  • October 2, 2015 - 11:29 pm

    Julianne - Oh my, these are beautiful! I really love the photo of the girls sitting on the bed 🙂 You did a great job of showing the different ways to use black and white and how powerful they can be!ReplyCancel

  • October 3, 2015 - 4:57 am

    Candace Castor - So cute!! I have a soft spot for twins since I have a set! These are all so great and each have their own mood. Beautiful!ReplyCancel

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