The Beauty in Black and White

January 7, 2013

Sarah Dark Window BLOG
Her raw and natural beauty literally take my breath away....

BW Shadows Collage
I know every detail of her face, yet every time I look at her I feel completely mesmerized by her features.

Up Close Arms around knees2 BLOG
Even in the shadows of a dark room, her beauty radiates.

BW Window Light Sarah Knees In Chest2 BLOG

Stepping out a little bit and changing up my normal bright and colorful photos with this series.
I have always loved Black and White photography and as of late (especially after I stopped hosting black and white wednesdays) I don't seem to convert very many of my photos into black and white anymore. These photos really speak to me and I am in love with the contrast of light and dark within the frame....and with the shadowing. I know this sort of photography is not everyone's cup of tea but I really love the mood it evokes. You might see more photos popping up like this from time to time. After viewing these, I think I might need to give it a try with Reagan and Nick too.

Hope everyone has a wonderful week!
Monday's are not my favorite day, but guess what.... by 5pm we will be one day closer to Friday:)

19 comments:

amy said...

I keep coming back to this series of Sarah!
They capture the essence of her beauty and you are drawn in to focus on all her delicate features. Sometimes black and white can evoke a mood that can't be achieved with color. You inspire others to step out and try new things! Happy Monday! Hope it is a great one:)). xoxo Amy

Cheryl said...

These are stunning!! How lucky you are to have a willing model. I love the haunting emotion this brings out. Congrats!!

Sharon said...

I've always been drawn to black & white...This series is beautiful!

the meaklims said...

Ahhhh, what a FANTASTIC series! Your big girl is absolutely GORGEOUS... perfection.

Jill

Michelle R Photography said...

Love how the screen adds some natural texture. :) The fourth one down, with Sarah looking down, is my fav.

I hope you have a wonderful week!

xoxo,
Michelle

Heidi Reitz said...

Black & white...unadorned truth
So beautiful

Sophi Belle said...

She is gorgeous and your editing is perfection! <3

Mindy said...

they are all beautiful...but that last one, oh my. the framing is perfect, the light is gorgeous and my eye is drawn right to her face. beautiful!

Virginia said...

She really is stunning. That last shot might be my fave.

Gin =)

snekcip said...

Love these Lisa! Sarah is a gorgeous little lady.

Diane said...

Lisa, your black and white photos will "forever" hold a very special place in my heart....for it was that one memorable day in August 2010 after returning from Chenzhou with my Katie that I clicked on your beautiful "Black and White Wednesday" blog button (that photo is one I will NEVER forget) on Diana's blog that "forever" changed my world and the beginning of my love for photography. These photo's of Sarah are gorgeous!!! Thank you for the beauty and inspiration your photos always gives to us!!It is truly a gift.
God Bless
Diane

jennifer said...

Love these!

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said...

These are certainly gorgeous- just like all your pictures :) Happy Monday my friend!

Teri said...

Lisa,
I love this series of photos just the simple and plain beauty! I have spent the last 24 hours trying to figure out when and where I am going to try this new concept! Gorgeous!

Lauren said...

These are beautiful! I'm usually not a black and white girl but these are perfect.

Dita said...

Stunning Beauty, indeed! She is getting so big!

I love the chocolatey look of these!

So pretty!

Buckeroomama said...

These are such stunning images of Sarah. So beautiful!

Eva said...

Moody black and whites are my fave. I love these. Love the high contrast and shadows. LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. Stunning.

Stepping On Cheerios said...

Great set! Love the smokey Black and White feel!