I had the honor of shooting my cousins wedding earlier this month. They gave me creative control, so of course I went all black and white with the preview photos. I wanted to see what an all black and white wedding would look like and I’m blown away from it. It reminds me of looking at me grandparents wedding album, which is fitting because that ring is my “pop pop's” ring and the date is their wedding date.
Back then professional photographers mainly shot on black and white film, color photography was thought of more of a “consumer/ amateur” type of thing because color film was new and not fully tested out to withstand time. Most wedding photographers also shot on big graflex cameras with flash bulbs. Cameras that aren’t really to great to catch candids/ action shots. Don’t get me wrong there’s great candid/ action shots from back in the day made on those cameras, but it was much harder to photograph. They would have to reset the film and flash bulbs each time they took a photo so they could not fire shots off as quick, because of this wedding photographers from back then would shoot more candid planned out shots. All of this is why most people relate black and white with that classic old timey feel.
A black and white wedding these days is an interesting contrast to me. To see fun party shots and candids done in black and white is an interesting vibe. Its like combining an old timey feel with a party club photos.
I had so much fun shooting this wedding.
I was a bit worried that I wouldn’t be able to enjoy time with my family due to “working.” It was actually the opposite, I got to spend some intimate moments with my cousin and capture it in a photographs. I love my family and it was a pleasure to make these photos.
These shots were the preview shots that I deliver a couple days after the wedding. Preveiw shots are typically 20-40 of my favorite shots(I got a little carried away with this wedding, theres atleast 80 images here) that I feel best tell the vibe of the day.