Jené & Nick | The Avalon Hollywood

I'm a huge fan of black and white photography. For me, black and white images immortalize the intimacy of a moment in a way that colored images cannot. It's as if all of the distractions are removed, and all that remains is raw emotion. Perhaps it's because, as my imagination fills in the colors, it also fills in the story. Questions like "What color lipstick was she wearing?" turn into "How must she have felt as she prepared to see her husband for the first time?". And as I study each image, I become captivated by the story that created it.

I've always wanted to photograph a wedding entirely in black and white. When Jené and Nick told me that their wedding would have a 1920s theme, I knew this was the one! In keeping with the theme of the wedding, I'm sharing the story of their day in classic, timeless black and white! For all of my lovers of color (and those of you who really want to know what color lipstick she was wearing), I'll be blogging the colored images soon, I promise!

Jené and Nick planned the most elegantly-themed wedding I have ever seen. The Old Hollywood style was present in every detail of the day. From Jené's vintage makeup by Besame Cosmetics and Daniela Beckstrom, to her juliet cap veil, she was a black and white movie star come to life. Nick and his dapper groomsmen wore classic black tuxes and bowties. And the venue?!?! A historic nightclub right on the Hollywood walk of fame. So much yes!

I'll be back to share more from Jené and Nick's wedding, including more of their love story. For now, take a trip to the 1920s and enjoy some of my favorite black and white images of their special day.