Black and white newborn photography 

I’ve been photographing newborn babies for almost 6 years now, but more recently I’ve been doing more black and white newborn photography and I love the results!

For me, newborn portraits should be simple and timeless, and there is nothing more timeless than classic black and white photography. 

Read on to see examples of my black and white newborn photography and let me know in the comments below what you think – are you also a fan?

Black and white newborn photography: A new trend?

Since I started out as a wedding photographer in 2008, black and white images have been really popular with clients, and they still are. Even now, I find that most wedding couples like to have a mix of black and white and full-colour images for their wedding albums, so the appeal of black and white doesn’t seem to fade. 

But that’s weddings. In the newborn photography industry, I don’t see much black and white being done here in the UK at the moment, although I do think it will get more and more popular. It’s really popular in the USA which usually means it’s on its way here in a big way! 

Traditionally, newborn photographers use soft, neutral colours – and I still do that too! But I’m trying out new things and am really happy with the results, so plan to do more of this if I can.  

Why do I love black and white newborn photography?

What is it that I and my clients are loving about black and white newborn photography? 

Well, I think it’s that these black and white newborn portraits are really striking. They’re bold and really make a statement. They’re perhaps a little bit unexpected too?

Plus, I like the fact that black and white images are really stylish and contemporary. They’d not look out of place in any room of the house. They’re ideal for hanging as framed images in the kitchen, lounge or your baby’s nursery, and would look amazing against grey or neutral coloured walls. 

And what’s not to love about these super-cute babies? The black and white treatment is so different to full colour but doesn’t take away any of the cuteness factor. 

Check out this adorable pea in a pod!


And how about this little one sleeping peacefully in this basket? 


These images should give you a flavour of the style of black and white newborn photography I’ve been creating recently. And, did you realise that the pod and the baskets are magically added into the image in the final stages? Clever, right?

Would you like black and white newborn portraits for your home? 

I’d love to do more black and white newborn photography – it’s my favourite thing right now, however Im not giving up light and airy newborn photography, its just a little extra. 

If you’re expecting a baby and would like me to photograph your little one, whether in this black and white style or in my more traditional style, please get in touchfor a no-obligation chat. 

I love babies and I absolutely love my work as a professional newborn photographer. It’s years since my own children were so little, and I certainly consider it a privilege to photograph your special little bundle in their first few weeks of life.  If you’re local to Rugby or the surrounding areas, I look forward to hearing from you!

Lisa x


To have a look at my fill newborn gallery click here: