Black and White Family Portrait Session

June 26, 2017 | Posted in Children

Creative Black and White Family Portrait Session

We met up with the Knott family at a cool park in Costa Mesa. It was right in the middle of fall so all the leaves were on the ground- which was perfect for this black and white family portrait session! We wanted this session to be natural and fun- so we let the little boys give us their input for poses. This gets the boys totally involved and actually gives us natural and real smiles. The tug-o-war photo was mom’s idea- mom VS the boys! This was a first for us, and we loved the concept since Jennifer is the only girl in our family. If you have a furry family member, don’t forget to bring them along! We love pets!

Black and White Family Portraits

The original idea for this session was to capture a candid and fun fall family portrait. We decided afterwards to make it black and white! B&W makes a session feel so good! Especially in a family storybook album- or wall cluster. It works in any room or any frame and people are always drawn to a black and white photo. Don’t get me wrong, this session had beautiful light- worthy of any room in their home but black and white photography just gives it an artistic touch.


Gilmore Studios is a husband and wife team maternity, newborn, children and family photography studio in Orange County, CA. Contact us for more info about booking your studio or on location session in the Southern California area. Brian and Jennifer Gilmore specialize in natural light lifestyle photography in Irvine, Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Corona Del Mar, Laguna Beach, Dana Point, and surrounding areas in OC and Los Angeles, CA. Call 949-698-3968 or email us to book your summer & fall 2017  family photography sessions.


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