Fun in Monochrome!

As you may or may not know, I absolutely adore black & white images. It takes me back to when I first fell in love with photography in the darkroom in highschool. I recently had the fortune to be able to test drive the Leica M Monochrom camera, a digital camera that records only luminance values and absolutely zero color data. Can I tell you how positively geeked out I was when I even found out this camera existed?! I have always thought it’d be a BLAST to photograph an entire black & white wedding and this would be the perfect camera to do it with. The problem was finding a couple who would let me photograph their entire wedding in black & white! I can’t say I blame anyone. Going 100% zero color is extreme, for sure. So I settled for the next best thing; a colleague who would let me tag along to a wedding they were shooting, so I could shoot for FUN in b&w! Enter Lisa Boggs Photography to save the day! Lisa is another D.C. area photog who does beautiful work I really respect and who also happens to have amazingly fun, awesome clients (Melanie & Gavin) who were totally on board with letting me hijack some of their day to fulfill my inner nerd. I can’t possibly thank them enough for indulging me!

So here it is! Melanie & Gavin’s adorable courthouse wedding in Annapolis and sweet backyard celebration (complete with a stop by Gavin’s antique car for some sweet burnouts). So much fun!

 Part of the charm of the Monochrom camera is that it’s a rangefinder…so what you see in the viewfinder isn’t 100% what you get. Coupled with this particular, super wide lens I was using, I had no clue what I was getting (In the viewfinder I could only see from the curb to the roofline). I love this sweeping effect!

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