There's an ongoing debate on whether black and white only is a good option for happy memories. Let me tell you something: great memories are about moments, not about colour or absence of it.
Colour can help conveying emotion or detract it. But it's not the colour that makes you remembering. It's the content of the image, the split-second, the way you feel represented by the image.
Take a look at this short story. Nothing fancy. In fact, a lot of these images are chosen for this post because of their imperfections, technical wise. There are many more in colour, shiny and cheerful but I don't want to show them to you. If you want me as your photographer, you will receive both. But I often feel that colour is too much when shooting in regular homes with regular people. For colour to help, everything must match: nuances, mood, surroundings, contrasts. Learn to like black and white and you will be a better person :)
So here is the story, starting at home, continuing to ceremony and party.
Grandpa looking at his boy and grandchild. Priceless!
It pays to look around for reflections. Suggestions are stronger than plain view!
Godparents with their two sons! Amazing kids, attentive and caring!
Enough ceremony, where's the party? That way!
Big boys and their games! Sometimes silly, but surely memorable!
If you feel drawn to this way of storytelling, why don't you think of those in need for a good photographer and drop them a call. Why? Because you can help them with a good reference: me! :)