“When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their souls.”

-Ted Grant

For this session I wanted to do something a little bit dramatic.

There is something timeless about black and white, and I love love love a timeless photo. That is one of the reasons I shoot film. 🙂 With color photography, it’s true, your outfit and the background really influence the way your photos look and feel, which is awesome and fun and introduces so much creativity.

However.

Black and white really puts the person being photographed front and center.

I got the idea to do a series of compelling black and white film portraits (really, the idea got me) and these images of Juliann are the first shots for it. While this is currently a personal project for me, I think these black and whites would be great for headshots, or for anyone who wants a really timeless portrait.

I think the results are stunning and I’m quite proud of these images. I hope will become heirloom’s for Juliann’s family for many years to come.

Dramatic black and white child portrait by Leanne Vice | Black and white photography | Nashville film photographer www.leannevicephotography.com

Dramatic black and white child portrait by Leanne Vice | Black and white photography | Nashville film photographer www.leannevicephotography.com

Dramatic black and white child portrait by Leanne Vice | Black and white photography | Nashville film photographer www.leannevicephotography.com

Dramatic black and white child portrait by Leanne Vice | Black and white photography | Nashville film photographer www.leannevicephotography.com