I came across this photo montage by Dana Lane Photography and it seemed to me the perfect way to present ceremony photos.
If you were to look at six photos from a ceremony separately, it probably would seem a lot of the same thing, but when they are joined together, it becomes like a little movie. They’re all of one piece, and they enhance each other.
The use of black and white was a good choice as well. It’s always a big debate for me whether to use color or black and white in photos because I loooove color, but there’s something so elegant about black and white pictures. Using black and white during the ceremony makes a lot of sense. Many receptions have flowers and various strong decor elements, which would translate well to color images. But the decor of a ceremony is often more spare, so capturing color isn’t quite as important. And the ceremony itself is often so emotional that stripping out the color and focusing on that emotion is a smart move.
Photographer Dana gave us some details on the wedding as well:
“They were supposed to have a destination wedding in Mexico. Her parents offered to send them to Italy for a month if they got married in the backyard of their home. The couple choose to do that. Her friend flew in from Texas and married the two of them. Her father built two decks in the backyard, one for the dance floor and one for the ceremony area. Her sisters decorated the entire backyard. It was a beautiful, simple wedding.”
Thanks for sharing, Dana!
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