This is a black & white portrait of a young woman who travelled down from Cambridge, I did towards the end of a recent boudoir photography session.
I entered this in last month’s SWPP competition for traditional portrait photography and am delighted to be awarded a silver.
The power of Black & White never ceases to amaze me. This particular image looked quite ordinary in colour but as soon as it was converted to B&W its true beauty just popped out once all the distractions of colour were removed.
Her fiance accompanied her on our photo session as he was the driver. It turned out that his father was a priest and knew the priest of a wedding I did last year in Grantchester, Cambridge – it’s a small world. Anyway, I offered to take a portrait of the pair of them as he had been a great sport holding reflectors for me. He only had a T-shirt so I loaned him one of my shirts that I usually wear when I’m doing weddings myself 🙂
Here is their portrait…
Following the page break is one more image from the session, which is the perfect valentines gift any woman can give to that special person in their life.
However this has the not safe for work warning if you go to the next page…