I have a hard time deciding between presenting a photo to a client in color or black and white. Some photos are obviously better in one or the other, but others are not so obvious to me. I usually end up giving the client a copy of each, but I would still like to make the initial presentation of a shot at its best. And I would love to be able to make a choice for my portfolio. So, here is the debate: Many photographers, lifestyle photographers in particular, opt for black and white photos when they are trying to convey a lot of expression. Black and white removes the distraction, and the “busyness” of the photo. It also maintains a timeless quality. However, sometimes color is just pretty. What are your thoughts? Do you have a favorite format? What would make you happiest as a client? Is it redundant to receive a handful of photos on your CD in both color and bw? Or do you like the options? And, which do you like for this photo in particular? Thanks for your feedback!