If you spend much time at ATJ Studio, you will start to see a very noticeable trend when it comes to clothes. We believe in BLACK. In all of its many forms. And we don’t just wear it, we often recommend it to clients for portraits. The assumption might be that it’s because it does a FABULOUS job of flattering our client’s figures. But that’s just the beginning of the benefits of BLACK.
When it comes to studio portraits, wearing black goes beyond hiding that extra helping of ice cream from the night before. The magic of black is not what it hides, but what it highlights. Carefully selected black clothing becomes the timeless background that allows the subject, [that’s YOU!] to take center stage. When wearing black, the details of the wardrobe fade away and it becomes easier to focus on the expressions, the relationships and the love. All the things that matter the most.
The black turtleneck and jeans are sassy, yet they transcend trend. The monochromatic outfit leads your eye straight to that gorgeous face and cornsilk-colored hair.
[Kid Cred: Kristin Alber]
Basic Black is timeless. This engaged couple is channeling a serious Jackie O, 60’s vibe with a look that even their future grandchildren will consider cool.
[Kid Cred: Jill Geigle]
These lovebirds celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary with a Couple’s Portrait Session. The minimalist, black wardrobe creates an abstract shape out of the two of them simplifies the image and highlights the most important thing: their relationship.
Every family should have at least one Formal Family Portrait and at ATJ Studio, we recommend that happen as early as the youngest child reaching the age of five.
[Kid Cred: Rachel Loftin]
BACK IN BLACK
This momma knows how to put some wardrobe together. This is “Black Tie with a Twist.” Dad’s in a tuxedo sans tie, giving an after-party type vibe. Mom is rocking her ballroom dancer legs in a sparkling black gown while the kids are in a combo of concert t’s, a silk slip dress, leather jacket over a mini skirt, sneakers and Doc Marten’s for good measure and maximum cool.
[Kid Cred: Brijet Whitney]
BLACK ON WHITE
Black clothing photographed on a white background highlights the overall shape and spatial relationships in a family group. This family portrait has the timeless feel of a black and white photograph but with the more modern/commercial vibe of color.
[Kid Cred: Shannon Crandall]
BLACK WITH PEARLS
You’ve heard of the LBD (Little Black Dress) but how about an FBD – Fluffy Black Dress? This young lady knows how to accessorize her FBD to perfection.
[Kid Cred: Rasheedah White]