One of the problems with wedding photography can be colour. There are many reasons for this, but it all boils down to having no control over it or how the light effects it’s tonal balance. Churches often are illuminated by what can only be described as indoor street lights making everything look orange. Venues also love to use tungsten lightbulbs creating an orange/yellow cast over skin tones. A lot of wedding photographers overcome this by using flash and yes, flash will overcome much of this. However, flash in many instances can cause more problems. My bigest problem with flash is people instantly know your taking their picture and their behaviour changes.
It’s really important that the photographs I supply my clients are unforced and unposed. A real reflection of their day. This is why I chose to go flashless as often as possible and it does mean their are times when colour photography doesn’t work so well. However, I feel this is a very small sacrifice to pay for images that can be achieved with out it’s aid.
For this post from Becky and David’s wedding at Hatherly Manor I have picked a few of their photographs which I believe work better in black and white. Although my clients received a colour copy of about 90% of these I feel the small selection I’ve chosen have more power and story telling ability than the colour copy. I’ll have to wait to see if they agree with me when they come to order their album!
As always thank you for your interest in my work,
Great selection James. The day went so fast but you captured so many great moments that will last us a lifetime. Thank you! PS – maybe you should be picking our album photos….you make it look easy…but it’s really not!!
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