Feature Session - Brogan Grenfield

I have to admit, I've always been a sucker for black and white photography. I think it goes back to my love of all things vintage - and the fact that I first learnt photography on black and white film. I wanted to go back to my roots for Brogan's Contemporary Glamour shoot, and I'm in love with the results we achieved!

The challenge I set myself for this session was to "shoot" in black and white. I set my camera's picture style to monochrome, so when I checked the back of my camera I was seeing black and white results. I knew I was going to be editing the shoot in black and white, so with this change in camera settings I could adjust my lights to exactly achieve the results I envisioned - without getting distracted by colour balance.

Note for the photographers - when you load up your RAWS they will still be in colour (unless you're shooting video). I used Lightroom to create a B&W preset for this shoot, that matched what I was seeing on the back of my camera. The retouching and final adjustments were done in Photoshop.

Doing Brogan's makeup for the shoot was also something different for Jess from JVK, who is used to seeing her finished work in colour! Nevertheless, Brogan's makeup was flawless.

A simple wardrobe of black, white and grey items formed the base of the looks. A monochrome session needs some texture in the clothing, so Brogan chose a black top with embellishments that caught the light, plus two snuggly winter jerseys.

Brogan, thank you for being so willing to help me bring my vision to life! It was such a pleasure to have you in front of my lens!

Do you love black and white photography? Would you love to have your own monochrome portrait session? Find out more about booking your own session here.


Brogan's Contemporary Glamour Session

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