Like many photographers, a very large portion of my photographs go towards documenting family life. I take more photos of my family than of any other subject during the year. My daughter recently had a birthday, and during the party, I made a decision early on to sort of go for a ‘documentary-style’ look throughout. I shot with this in mind, and made best use of the relatively poor lighting in the party area. After getting home, I chose to process them in a black and white style that went with the type of photography. In this case, a slight modification of the VSCO simulation for Neopan 400. I’ve come to love this look. There’s something about the contrast and the tonality that seems to just bring me straight to the emotion of a scene while eliminating distractions, even in a busy scene. If you find a style that resonates with you, embrace it, and you can give certain events a great feel.