This is an example of striking black-and-white styling for a maternity portrait. In this case, this couple is expecting their first child. Many maternity portraits are bright, happy, smiling and upbeat. But they don't always have to be that way. For this image, the couple selected a more artistic rendering of their maternity portrait, one that emphasizes shadows, shapes and imagery.
Black and white photography has a character all its own. It is more moody, more mysterious. Textures really pop in black and white photography, and you can see this in Mom's sweater and jeans. The light picks up every details. Dad wears a more neutral outfit, with light khaki pants and a light-colored checked shirt. The contrast between the light color of his outfit with her dark and deeply textured outfit is lovely. Even her boots have an interesting texture.
This is a casual posed portrait of this lovely couple. It was shot indoors in my custom photography studio in Pittsburgh.