I have a huge passion for Black and white photography. Especially Black and white wedding photography and I think anybody who know me personally, or have seen my work , they know it .
Since the late 1826/27‘s, photos were taken in Black and white. From that i can believe there is a perception that Black and white is History and Color is contemporary .
When Color is a key element in the story of a photograph, like rice hues of your centerpieces, vibrant blooms between cake tiers and rich red chocolate covered strawberries, you will surely want to capture them on color.
On the other hand when it comes to capture the unscripted seconds that live in your mind forever- like, the anxiety and the joy of getting ready, or the adoring glance your future husband casts your way, the moment separating from her family – Black and white photograph can be the way to go. Black and white portray the right emotion. It helps you to focus on the features of a subject and bring the actual mood.
“When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in Black and white, you photograph their souls!” – Ted Grant
At the end of the day a photograph has to talk to you. As a photographer I want to portray their emotion through my images and after twenty, thirty or fifty years later when they will look back at their wedding photographs,they reminded of the precious moment of their wedding .
So, as a photographer one can decide a photograph should be Black and white or Color. There is nothing right or wrong when deciding whether to convert that shot from color to Black and white .
I hope this has been a useful guide. If you have any tips of your own, or of course any questions, please add them in the comments section below.