The Art Behind Black-and-White Wedding Pictures

If you are in the midst of wedding planning, your mind is bouncing back and forth between venue regulations, dress fittings, bridesmaid correspondence, cake flavors and much, much more. But take heart: all of your planning will inevitably result in a variety of frame-worthy moments, and some of the most tender will look their best in black and white.

We asked Matthew Celeste, owner of Blueflash Photography, why black-and-white photos are, at times, more captivating than their color counterparts, and he had this to say: “We don’t usually plan ahead for black and white. Rather, in post-production, we find that certain images, poses and scenes are much more impactful with the color removed.

“Oftentimes the removal of color allows the underlying emotion to come through more powerfully,” he continues. “I think that black and white gives the viewer the feeling that they’re stealing a glance into something very intimate.”

To see more of Blueflash’s work, view this Fenway Park or this Little Compton, RI, engagement shoot.

As a native of South Coast Mass., Jen knows southern New England well but is never surprised when she discovers a new favorite destination. An English major who has worked in publishing as an editor and freelance writer for over 15 years, she enjoys interviewing, writing and especially blogging for Southern New England Weddings (because weddings are endlessly pretty and inspiring!). She lives in Rochester, Mass., with her husband and two young daughters.

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