Here we have a picture of a bride in a garden setting and what may appear to be just another shot in colour can really stand out in black and white. Black and white portraits will often do a much better job at bringing out the personality of the subject and showing their emotions. Before colour photography, all portraits were taken in black and white but today we can have a choice. Black and white portraits often have that classic look and can evoke a certain warmth and even a nostalgic and romantic look and feeling.
Black and white portrait photography is often considered to be more artistic and have a certain elegance that is unique to this form of photography. It is not just a matter of taking a colour image and converting it to black and white, that is easy. Your photographer will use their particular skills to produce an image that is timeless and pleasing to look at.
I shot this picture of a bride in the Cascade Gardens several years ago when covering a wedding for some friends. It was a beautiful sunny warm day in March. Camera specs: Nikon D80 1/160sec at f6.3, iso 200, 135mm (18-135mm f/3.5-6.5) – Peter