I was the second wedding photographer for this amazingly beautiful wedding that took place at Immaculate Conception Parish in Eau Claire, WI, with Violet Photography & Design. The ceremony took place in this gorgeous church which was an absolute joy to photograph. After the ceremony, the wedding party took a limo provided by Mr. Limo to Eau Claire Golf and Country Club. This establishment is also very beautiful and elegant located near the Eau Claire River. After a great meal put on my the club, it was time for dancing and fun provided by Midwest Entertainment.
I processed this entire wedding in a film like black and white with almost creamy blacks. Many wedding photographers veer away from having a lot of black and white photographs let alone an entire black and white wedding. Black and white has such a timeless classic look. One issue today with digital black and white photography, is that many computer programs including photo kiosks use a grayscale conversion technique or a desaturation process that does not create a true black and white image. Black and white does not mean void of color in the photography world. These grayscale images usually lack contrast and are very flat with low depth. Different types of film can create different looking black and white photographs but they all have true black and white characteristics which sets them apart. I try to emulate these different looks whenever I do a black and white conversion as they just feel much richer and are much more enjoyable to look at.
Black and white photography is all about the contrast of light. Color photography is can be about the contrast of light or the contrast of color which makes good black and white photography much harder to achieve. Color photography can also use color to affect the mood of an image where as black and white photography relies solely on the subject and lighting. I love black and white photography but it is still a very difficult decision to make when processing images when you come across such beautiful colors and color contrasts. I hope you enjoy my 100% black and white wedding below.
Bridal Gown|BELLA BRIDAL BOUTIQUE - Woodbury, MN
Stylists|ROCHELLE”S SALON & SPA - Eau Claire, WI
Florist|CHIPPEWA VALLEY FLORAL - Eau Claire, WI
Cake|SIMPLY CAKES - Chippewa Falls, WI
Venue|EAU CLAIRE GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB - Eau Claire, WI
Church|IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH - Eau Claire, WI
Priest|FATHER JAMES KURZYNSKI – Eau Claire, WI
Wedding Soloist|TERRY M. HOEPNER - Eau Claire, WI
Bridesmaids Dresses|THE BRIDAL SHOPPE - Eau Claire, WI
Tuxes|MEN”S WAREHOUSE - Eau Claire, WI
Catering|EAU CLAIRE GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB - Eau Claire, WI
DJ|MIDWEST ENTERTAINMENT – Eau Claire, WI
Limo|MR. LIMO – Eau Claire, WI
Primary Photographer|VIOLET PHOTOGRAPHY & DESIGN - Altoona, WI
Secondary Photographer|TRAVIS DEWITZ - Eau Claire, WI
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