Colour can also help capture the moment and evoke stronger memories than their black and white or sepia counterparts - in years to come you may not be able to remember what colour your table centrepieces were, but a coloured image will solve that problem straight away. For those formal shots taken just after the Service featuring the Bride, Groom and others, colour is ideal. These 'formal' shots are the most commonly requested photographs by friends and relatives, and believe me, your Mother-in-Law will want that expensive outfit she is wearing to be done full justice!
Overall, colour photographs are rightly so a popular choice, and you may regret a decision to opt against them completely. That said, virtually all images taken by guests at the Wedding on their own cameras will be in full colour, so you may have a back-up if you do.
Black and White
Black and White photographs are ideal for showcasing those truly emotional moments from the day. Their pure, intense imagery can encapsulate feelings and thoughts much better than full coloured images due to the fewer colours involved and the ease in processing the shot for your eye. They are more durable and have greater longevity than their coloured counterparts and their plain and simple style make it easier to focus on the subject matter.
Like sepia images, they can mask blotches, imperfections and blemishes and as a result are ideal for formal portrait shots (as well as those images of the Bride getting ready pre-Hair and Beauty treatment!).
Black and White photography is very popular and if used solely on the day will produce a visually appealing album full of tear-jerking classics. That said, and for the reasons mentioned in both the 'Full Colour' and 'Sepia' sections, there are shots which it may well be better for other colour films to capture, so it is wise to discuss this with your photographer prior to the day.