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A Black and White Winter Wedding
Tips for Taking Black and White Photographs at a Winter Wedding
If you are considering either having or attending a Winter Wedding, why not try to take at least some black and white photos?
Weddings are a very special occasion and can be planned around seasons or locations. To capture the wedding, you can use color but I seem to tend to appreciate the art and beauty of a black and white photo for these occasions.
There are numerous tips that can be used when taking black and white photographs at a Winter Wedding and I have tried to capture some of them in this website. In addition, there are numerous resources that show other things to consider in black and white photography and tips for Winter Weddings.
If you take some Winter photos at a wedding, send them along and I will gladly include some of them in future editions of this website.
Have fun and please let me know if this has been a useful journey for you.
Even Purple Stars can be Black and White!
How can I take a Perfect Black and White Photo?
Whether it is Winter or a wedding, this is one of the best books on the market that will help you take creative black and white photography.
I love black and white photography and it has been very popular over the years. This book will help you take that perfect black and white photo.
Break out the Ski Mask and be sure to Wear Long Underwear
I had never heard of Winter Weddings until recently. It doesn't mean they don't exist, it just means that I never knew people would get married in the Winter.
Spring is probably the most common season for weddings although I am sure that Summer is not far behind. Winter always seemed a little bleak to me but a Winter Wedding is probably a way to warm things up a little and put something there to look forward to.
I grew up in Ohio. An outdoor Winter Wedding was not anything that anyone did. We had a lot of snow and there were no leaves on the trees.
Taking color photographs in the Winter, a season that is not especially colorful, is something that most didn't do either. Now, I do remember the occasional Robin, Cardinal or Blue Jay photo, taken against a snowy backdrop. There weren't many other colors, especially greens and yellows. Well, there was yellow snow but it isn't something that you would consider taking photos of.
A black and white Winter Wedding seems natural. The Winter season is mostly black and white and these photos take away the bleakness of the season. Mix in the merriment of a wedding with a Winter backdrop, and it all seems to fall into place.
I don't usually take black and white photos with my camera, I take color photos and then edit with Adobe Photoshop. Most versions will work in turning color into black and white and you can also use other filters with the program. I also really enjoy black and white photos with just a splash of colorization added.
I wouldn't take Winter Wedding photos any other way. What is your preference?
What is your experience with Winter Weddings?
Have you had or ever Attended a Winter Wedding?
White Wedding by Billy Idol - Soundtrack for this Wintery Website
Snow Weddings and More
To select an outdoor scenic wedding venue, find a public or private location closest to most of the guests. More people will attend that way.
The more scenic the location, the more beautiful ceremony. This will guarantee fantastic black and white Winter Wedding photographs!
The Venue - Anywhere there is snow or ice!
Backdrops are very important for Winter Weddings. You can select backdrops in the area that the wedding is concurring or just make stops along the way.
You can also schedule specific photo shoots prior to the wedding. Don't be scared, be a storm chaser!
Fantastic Backdrops are very Important
Consider a location that is known for Winter Weddings.
It is better to get there and know you will have a Winter scene than to either have no snow, or have to wait for Uncle George to use his tractor to clean out the barnyard.
Taken at Lake Tahoe, Nevada - No, this isn't just a backdrop
Some locations may be perfect in other seasons, but may be a mess in the Winter.
Considering the location, what would look best in your Winter Wedding photo album?
The Gazebo probably isn't Booked this time of Year
Great Websites with Ideas for a Black and White Wedding
Elegant Black and White Wedding Photography
A bride in Winter can be beautiful. However, you have to take the weather, at least partially into consideration.
If it is too cold, you need to make sure that you have a place to warm up. Your adrenaline may be running heavily, but that adrenaline won't keep you from getting frostbite!
The Winter Bride - She is only acting as if it isn't cold
If you have scenery, use it to your advantage!
Decorate that outdoor tree. It makes for some very original black and white wedding photos!
Decorate the Tree Outdoors for a Nice Touch! - Pose the family in front of the tree
Be careful with those heels and don't forget to wear some gloves!
If you have ice on the ground, also use some salt. It is white and will mask any imperfections in the ground left by melted snow. All of this will give you some very realistic photo impressions that appear cold, but are very original and look like the wedding party is nice and toasty.
Bridesmaids without Boots
It's never too cold for any age to wed outdoors in the Winter.
The white of the dress and the silver in the hair make some good black and white contrasts.
Winter Wedding Couple in the Fall of their Lives
Some locations are lovely and deep snow in the photos can be very original.
Ensure that you have ways to clear out the snow if you didn't bring the snowblower with you! A winter wedding photo with snowshoes on might look more silly than original.
Winter Wedding Preparations in Big Bear, California - Good thing they brought a shovel.
At the wedding procession and ceremony, you need to plan as well as take candid Winter Wedding photos.
Since it will be cold, you can plan and set up even before people arrive. You can then warm up and head out during the ceremony.
The advantage to being the photographer is that you don't need to wear non-Winter clothing!
Getting Ready for the Procession Ceremony
What do you think is the Best Season for a Wedding?
What is your favorite wedding season?
The reception location can either be outdoors or indoors.
You can decorate the interior in a wintery decor and still continue with the black and white Winter Wedding photo theme.