Over the past few months, the process of writing my book (hitting shelves in October!) gave me a rather luxurious opportunity to simply spend a lot of time with my images – something that isn’t always possible during the day-to-day of the whirlwind wedding season. It was fascinating to look over years of work, seeing where my style has evolved and where it has held fast. And one element that has remained remarkably consistent over the past 15 years is my use of black & white to create expressive, moving images that are about the relationships between people.
To my eye, exquisitely shot black & white lends itself beautifully to the subject matter of weddings. It minimizes distraction and helps the viewer reflect more deeply on the emotional content of the image, and infuses it with a romantic, ethereal beauty. Trends come and go, but the beauty and emotional impact of richly shot black & white images will always be timeless.