When people used to ask me what my style was as a photographer, I never really knew what to say. I could categorize the style of other photographers, photographers I idolized and wanted to be like. I could pinpoint what it was about their work that really sang to me, but when it came to my own stuff, I drew a blank. So I started asking my brides and grooms why they chose me, I started hearing words like colorful, candid, bright, energetic, emotional. When I started looking at my photos, almost all of them had these attributes. So maybe I didn’t know what my style was, but it was there all along, I just needed someone to help point it out for me!
I recently read an article about style, and the writer advised that as photographers we shouldn’t feel married to our style. As we grow and the way we see the world changes, our style should change too. Lord knows I’m glad I’m not into the same clothing styles I was 10 years ago, so it makes me wonder if I should be approaching photography the same way.
At the end of the day, my work is probably always going to be bright and colorful and energetic and emotional, and I hope it does. But lately as I edit photos, I find myself being drawn to more dramatic lighting and black and white edits of photos, sometimes more so than color. As a color lover, no one is more shocked than I, but I thought it would be fun to dedicate a whole wedding blog post to just some black and white favorites. Felipe and Rachel, no worries, there are color versions of all these images : )
Janice Blackmon Events knocked it out of the park with this one. If you EVER need a planner, I implore you to hire her, yes I’m that serious.
Here’s some faves from Felipe and Rachel’s big day at the Georgian Terrace Hotel here in Atlanta, sans color