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WHY I LOVE BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY

March 5, 2019

I sometimes get told that I love everything, but photography is one thing I love the most in this industry and as an art in general. I have so much excitement when I send inquiries to photographers and am often the first one to get to peruse their portfolio. And, while I adore color in all things, there is something extra special about the black and white images.

“Sometimes black and white has more color than color.”

-Steve Steinhardt-

I completely agree with Steve’s statement. There is an aspect of being timeless that truly makes these images works of art. Emotion has an added emphasis, lines stand out, and the light has an extra softness in the glow. It truly is a gift to get the contrast and brightness just right when editing black and white photography. Below are some of my favorite examples:

Photography by Lauren & Abby Ross of Araceli & Bill’s Santa Barbara Wedding at Villa Sevillano. 

Photography by Lauren & Abby Ross of Alissa & Steve’s Wedding at Hotel Bel Air.

Photography by Lauren & Abby Ross of Alissa & Steve’s Wedding. Blooms created by Holly Flora.

Photography by Lauren & Abby Ross of Meghna and Pankaj’s Santa Barbara Wedding at Ritz Carlton, Bacara Santa Barbara.

Photography by Lauren & Abby Ross of Lauren & Samira’s Palm Springs Wedding

Photography by Lauren & Abby Ross of Lauren & Samira’s Palm Springs Wedding

Photography by Lauren & Abby Ross of Lauren & Samira’s Palm Springs Wedding

Photography by Steve Steinhardt Photography of Lana & Adam’s Mexico City Wedding

Photography by Steve Steinhardt Photography of Lana & Adam’s Mexico City Wedding

Photography by Lauren & Abby Ross of Samantha and Matthew’s Engagement Shoot

Photography by Max & Friends of Trilby and Ian’s Rehearsal Dinner

Photography by Lauren & Abby Ross of Olivia and Freddy’s Lemony Lunch at Cala di Volpe.

Photography by Lauren & Abby Ross of Olivia and Freddy’s Rehearsal Dinner in Sardinia, Italy.

Photography by Steve Steinhardt Photography of Sarah and Jack’s Ohio Wedding

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