Black and White Lifestyle Photography | Orange County, CA

While you may be used to seeing mostly color from me, this post is all about my black and white lifestyle photography. My passion for creating lifestyle family photographs that blend into realm of fine art photography continues to grow and black and white photography is an important element to that growth. I work on my lifestyle art a little bit every day with my own children but most of my newborn work to date has been studio based. As you may have seen in December with my Christmas Magic Sessions, I am working to expand special lifestyle photography sessions to the list of services that I offer. I’ll be doing this slowly until my kids are both in school but in the meantime, I’ll be sharing some of my personal lifestyle work here on my blog. If you want to see more – be sure to follow me on Instagram as I typically post there on a daily basis.

Speaking of Instagram and getting back to the black and white lifestyle photography point of this post, this past month, I spent a lot of time @thecandidclass specifically focusing on my black and white photography. Good black and white photography can do so much to elevate a lifestyle image to a work of art. The contrast and depth of the image can be highlighted and an overall “mood” created in a way that is limited when you introduce color. Black and white images also invoke the sense of timelessness and can appear “classic” today as well as a hundred years from now.

Here are some of my favorite black and white conversions that I worked on this month. Some of these images were shot intentionally for black and white, some were shot with my iPhone and edited entirely on my phone, and some were applying new skills I picked up through the Candid Class with post-processing in both Lightroom and Photoshop. All are in keeping with my goal of capturing everyday life as beautifully as I feel it. I hope you enjoy and see the beauty in my black and white lifestyle photography as well!

Oh, and I’ve got a special surprise at the end of this post!  I’m taking part in a blog circle with some photographer friends of mine.  We’re linking to each other’s posts, so you can check out what they’re up to. This month, I’m linking to a fabulous family photographer whom I’ve gotten to know through Instagram who is sharing a session in the foothills of Boise.

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Thank you so much for viewing these black and white lifestyle photography images!

Oh and don’t forget to follow along the blog circle.  There’s a group of five of us this month, and next up is my friend Ulli of Das Photo Studio.  Click here to check our her blog post:  Family Photographer in Boise, Idaho

best lifestyle photographer orange county kc crow crows nest photographyK.C. Crow of Crow’s Nest Photography is a featured photographer based in North Orange County, California. She is one of the few photographers in the Brea – Yorba Linda area that offers beautiful lifestyle portraits with a little added magic. Her most favorite things to shoot are newborn and child lifestyle portraits with dramatic light and soft warm processing. K.C. is an on-location photographer with a preference for natural light serving the areas of North Orange County, including Brea, Yorba Linda, Fullerton, Placentia, Anaheim Hills, Anaheim, Orange, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Santa Ana, Costa Mesa, and La Habra. Fresh 48 Newborn Sessions are available at most Orange County hospitals and birth centers. For more information about K.C., click here. For pricing information, please visit our investment page. Click here to contact K.C. directly.  Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  • JuliaMarch 31, 2017 - 9:36 am

    These are all so beautiful!   I really love documentary photography ❤ReplyCancel

  • Kelly LMarch 31, 2017 - 12:13 pm

    Lovely black and white lifestyle session ReplyCancel

  • Alex PetersonMarch 31, 2017 - 4:39 pm

    Beautiful collection of black and whites!!ReplyCancel

  • UlliApril 24, 2017 - 9:30 pm

    So, so pretty! Love the black and white conversion and your documentary style! So happy to be in this blog cycle with you this month! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • […] following along on a fun photographer blog circle of talented ladies! First up is an awesome Lifestyle Photographer in Orange County, CA, called Crows Nest Photography, her black and whites are […]ReplyCancel

  • Emily YewchukApril 25, 2017 - 10:53 am

    These are so gorgeous!


  • Michele N QuattrinApril 25, 2017 - 4:22 pm

    such lovely black and white imagesReplyCancel