There are so many incredible effects that can be used in wedding photography today, but we find that the beautifully timeless and elegant black and white effect remains one of the most popular. Black and white wedding photography is unrivalled in the way it emphasises the tiniest of details. By removing colour from the shot completely, all of those intricate wedding day details that have been painstakingly put together over months and even years of planning are highlighted beautifully. Hair pieces, details of the wedding dress or elegant jewellery – whatever it is, the detail is so much more poignant in black and white.
Our favourite thing about black and white wedding photography is that it is so wonderfully simple and such a classic effect, it will make it all the easier for the sentiment of the photographs to shine through. It also allows us to play with shadow and create depth and tone to your photographs. When you really want to make a point of what is happening in a particular frame, taking out all of the distracting colour takes the eye straight to the emotion within the shot, which is exactly where you want it to be.
A black and white colour scheme is a really classy wedding day dress code which looks phenomenal when photographed. One of our favourite black and white photography shots is a beautiful bride with all her bridesmaids dressed in black surrounding her. This monochrome effect is so elegant and really fits in with the drama and emotion of the day. Even if you choose bright colours for your wedding day colour scheme, you can choose for us to shoot a section of your photographs in black and white. A popular choice is to have your private bride and groom photographs in black and white to reinforce the beauty of those stolen moments spent alone on your wedding day.
Last but not least, we love the black and white wedding photography colour drop effect. We can produce some of your chosen black and white photography shots with tiny colour-dropped details within the frame. This works really well with flowers and confetti or even bridesmaid dresses. The majority of the photograph will be in black and white, with selected details such as the groom and best man’s ties in colour for a dramatic and interesting effect.
Our clients are often hesitant to choose black and white wedding photography as they feel it will be boring and uninteresting. We can assure you that quite the opposite is true – our black and white photography will be far from dull and lifeless! Occasions Photography’s black and white wedding photography is certainly never anything short of vibrant and captivating – just as your love is!