Black & White Wedding Photographs

Black & White Wedding Photographs

One of the great advantages of the digital revolution is that whilst in the past it was necessary to use separate black & white film at the picture taking stage, it is now possible to produce wonderful black & white prints even from colour originals.

Unfortunately this has also seen a proliferation of poor technique whereby too many photographers just desaturate their colour photographs and leave a disappointing muddy mess, not helped by just sending their prints though the normal colour print process.

Most of the weddings that I photograph produce quite a few images which really cry out for good black & white treatment for the album. Here I always spend quite a bit of time on each individual image, carefully adjusting various aspects of the image to give the most attractive results.

I then carefully print them myself, not in the darkroom, but on a dedicated 24″ x 16″ printer. Prints are then treated with a lacquer to give them a uniform finish, protecting them from moisture and ensuring that they are capable of outlasting even traditional prints.

All this is time consuming, but I really think that the results are well worth the extra effort.


Bride arrives at her Derbyshire wedding. Black and white wedding photograph


Bride arrives at her wedding at Losehill House, Derbyshire


Black and white wedding photograph of wedding ceremony photograph at Losehill House


Wedding photograph in Derbyshire


Bride arriving at Edensor church, bridesmaids help her with her veil.


Derbyshire wedding photographer at a ceremony at Bakewell church


confetti at a wedding at Edensor Church in Chatsworth, Derbyshire


Father of the bride makes his speech as the bride looks on.




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reportage wedding photograph of bridesmaids looking at bride's wedding ring.