Laura and Andrew's Wedding at Magnolia Hall

Laura and Andrew held a private wedding ceremony with their officiant and their dog Blueberry early that morning at the Old Fourth Ward Park. They celebrated with friends and family later that evening at Piedmont Park’s Magnolia Hall.

At the couple’s request, I photographed the whole wedding in Black and White! As a documentary photographer who shoots almost exclusively in Black and White, it was a perfect match. I’m attracted to the simply aesthetic of  the medium. It’s personal, but I find that it allows me to get to the raw moments and emotions in a more direct way, and that’s what weddings are about.  By stripping away the colors, as beautiful as they may be, I can get to the core.

The photographer Robert Frank, once said: “Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected”. I don’t know if it applies to all photography, but it mostly does to mine.

Thank you to Andrew and Laura for the opportunity to work exclusively in Black and White! It was a pleasure and an honor to document their special day. Congratulations!

Event Coordinator: Dillard Jones, The Concierge Guy
Venue: Magnolia Hall
Flowers: Tulip
DJ: Double the Fun Entertaintment
Officiant: Doug Shipman
Caterer: Bold Catering and Design
Cake: The Cake Hag

And, a special thank you to Tom Meyer for helping me photograph this wedding.

Here is a collection of some of my favorite photos.

I hope you like them as much as I do, and you’re looking for a wedding photographer, I’d love to hear from you.