Lauren & Thomas / A Black and White Affair

March 16, 2016

I have a confession to make. I’ve talked about it with my friends and family but it’s time to come clean. I have a love affair with black and white imagery. It’s true. The affection you associate with black and white photos are the same I want associated with my work.

Timeless, elegant, classic, simple. 

What I love most about documenting with black and white imagery is that it takes out all of the distraction and what you’re left with is a genuine moment from your wedding. A moment that, when viewed years down the road, brings back the emotions you felt on your wedding day. There’s a quote I’ve recently stumbled upon that sums up how I feel about photography and what I think black and white imagery does best.

“Don’t shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like.” – David Alan Harvey

For a few years I’ve wanted to share a wedding entirely in monochrome. Out of all of the weddings I’ve documented, nothing seemed to be the right fit for the task. Then, in came Lauren and Thomas. Their wedding day clicked. If you’re a photographer, you know what I mean. Everyone involved in the wedding reacted how you want. Everyone was emotional. Interesting storylines happened throughout the day (ie: 40 mile an hour winds). When I was processing their wedding, I found myself wanting to convert more than the average amount of images to black and white. I knew it was the one.

So, I’d like to share with you Lauren and Thomas’ wedding day, in monochrome.

Side note: The square cropped images were all captured with the Fuji x100t. In the future, I’ll be making a post about using the camera at weddings.