I have been wishing to write this article for quite a time now, as for until today, I have seldom put forward a whole aspect of my photographic work: pictures in black and white. When I started wedding photography in the fine art style, all I wanted was to get a perfect pastel color palette in the treatment of my images. Now with experience, I realized that being a wedding photographer also implies a lot of black and white shots. There are several reasons to this.
First of all, black and white pictures are super artistic. When you take colors away, all that remains are the curves and the shades. Quite interestingly, suppressing colors brings you to paying more attention to the forms. And it works beautifully, as profound darks and bright whites are another way to express emotions, time, movement… Pictures in black and white highlight life in a totally different way than pictures in colors.