Black and white wedding photos.
Wedding in the town of Artá in Northeast Mallorca with Debbie & Patrick
Black and white wedding photos:
As you start to look into wedding photographers, it’s important to land on one whose style matches your vision. That includes their style of photography, what kind of shots they typically take, and even editing in black and white.
Black and white wedding photos are a beautiful addition to your wedding album. By eliminating color as a distraction, black and white photos make it easier to hone in on the details. They can add a regal and timeless touch to your photos that you will cherish for years to come.
“There is such a timelessness to black and white, it makes us all think of our grandparents or being grandparents ourselves. You can really focus in on the moment—either small and emotional or a sweeping grand gesture.”
While all of your wedding photos are sure to be stunning—you’re in them after all!—there are a few shots that will look particularly powerful in black and white. “Essentially, it’s the emotional moments that are most powerful as black and white,”. I have shot entire weddings in black and white at a client’s request, but on a shot by shot basis, but be aware that the final finish of the image is up to the photographer.
Those who have met me personally or attended any of my talks on photography will know that I have a massive passion for black and white photography-especially black and white wedding photography.
Although black and white work is intrinsic in my wedding photography, there is, of course, a place for colour too.
When I think back to the kinds of photography, I was attracted to too in my early years, and when I look at the majority of photobooks I have on my bookshelf, black and white certainly seems to take precedence.
As a wedding photographer, it is my responsibility to ensure that the photographs I take, are where possible, well exposed, make use of the available light and have good compositional or storytelling elements.
Whether I’m shooting in black and white, or colour, those parameters don’t change.
However, when shooting for black and white, I most definitely look more towards the light and the story.
The emotion and passion within a photograph can often be felt stronger by the viewer, in my opinion, in a black and white image.
“My rule of thumb, when it comes to my photographs is that if the image is about colour or colour, is a core feature, then it should remain in colour.
If a photograph is about emotion or human interaction, I tend to look at it from a Black and White Wedding Photography point of view.
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