Monthly Archives: September 2010

ELAINE & ANDREW / Seeing in Black & White

Weddings, especially Chinese weddings, are generally considered to be amazingly colourful affairs but in this instance, I’ve chosen a few photographs to highlight the use of black & white in wedding photography.

Elaine and Andrew are a very westernized couple and it was fitting for their wedding to prominently feature westernized traditions. With no games and a simple tea ceremony, the wedding ceremony was held at a Chinese-style church with a lot of rich history, held with a few of their close friends and family in attendance. The banquet, held at the Grand Hyatt, was dominated by a number of wonderful speeches by the people who know Elaine and Andrew the best.

Andrew isn’t the type to pose for photos – unless you count his fantastic Zoolander impression – and so this set of photos consists of less portrait poses and more of those with natural emotion. Black and white is fantastic for highlighting mood; colour can sometimes be distracting. For Elaine and Andrew, the simplicity of black and white shows just how much they enjoyed their special night, sharing the warmth as they are surrounded by the ones they love.

ELAINE and ANDREW HK Wedding Day Grand Hyatt Hong Kong (01)

ELAINE and ANDREW HK Wedding Day Grand Hyatt Hong Kong (02)

ELAINE and ANDREW HK Wedding Day Grand Hyatt Hong Kong (03)

ELAINE and ANDREW HK Wedding Day Grand Hyatt Hong Kong (04)

ELAINE and ANDREW HK Wedding Day Grand Hyatt Hong Kong (05)

ELAINE and ANDREW HK Wedding Day Grand Hyatt Hong Kong (06)

ELAINE and ANDREW HK Wedding Day Grand Hyatt Hong Kong (07)

ELAINE and ANDREW HK Wedding Day Grand Hyatt Hong Kong (08)

ELAINE and ANDREW HK Wedding Day Grand Hyatt Hong Kong (09)