Wedding Photo Trends: Black-and-White

 In wedding ideas, wedding photography, wedding planning, wedding receptions, Wedding Rehearsal
Black and White photos

Black and White photos

A top wedding trend in wedding photography is getting  a number of your photos in black and white. According to, 60% of brides and grooms request black and white photos in their photography packages, since this style of photography provides an elegant, timeless effect for photo albums and framed portraits. Since Old Hollywood wedding trends are in right now, black and white photos capture this popular style.

Our top New Jersey photographers say that digital photography allows you to turn any wedding photo into black and white, as well as sepia and other effects, so it does not cost extra to have black and white photos created.

Here are the top ways that you can use black and white photos in your plans:

In albums and prints:

  • Begin your wedding album with a page of black and white images, or a full-page portrait of yourselves. The rest of the album can contain color prints.
  • Create an entirely black and white wedding album, a top wedding idea suggested by celebrity wedding planners
  • Order a number of black and white portraits for a themed area of framed pictures in your home
  • Order a large black and white portrait of your official couple wedding photo to hang in your home, to work with your home décor color scheme
  • Black and white framed photos are also a top choice for wedding photos you’ll display in your office
  • A top wedding trend for thank-you notes is sending black and white wallet-sized images as inserts
  • Choose some photos in black and white, and have your professional wedding photographer ‘colorize’ your bouquet, or your shoes, as a top wedding idea right now
  • Give black and white framed photos as gifts to your parents and grandparents

As wedding décor:

  • At the entrance to your wedding venue, display a large, framed black and white portrait of yourselves
  • Set up a digital photo frame to display black and white portraits of yourselves throughout your dating days and childhoods
  • If you’ll have a family wedding photos table at your reception venue, display all of the photos in black and white to have them all coordinate.
  • Use a black and white photo in the portrait mat that guests sign, a top wedding trend as a keepsake.
  • Have your baker scan a black and white photo to create an edible ink motif for the groom’s cake, or for cookies or cupcakes that are personalized to your wedding style
  • Print black and white photos on your wedding reception cocktail napkins or coasters as an eye-catching personalized décor detail

After the wedding

  • Have some of your wedding photo images used on personalized coasters for your home, and for entertaining
  • Add black and white photos to your wedding journal or scrapbook
  • If you change your home décor style, contact your wedding photographer to order new black and white versions of your favorite wedding photos for framing in your new room styles.

We encourage you to ask for plenty of photos of your wedding venue, floral arrangements, and especially your wedding rings on the wedding day, since these images look beautiful in black and white creations, to be used however you’d like. Many of our New Jersey wedding couples use their black and white wedding photos on their Facebook pages, and they send their images to their wedding vendors for use on their blogs and sites. If you’d like your wedding featured on a popular wedding blog or in a bridal magazine, offering black and white photos may get you in print.

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