Planning an elopement can be stressful, but this couple made it happen in less than 30 days! Check out their beautiful New Year's Eve celebration, captured in stunning black and white flash photography.
Black and White Elopement Photography
Black and white elopement photos are the perfect way to highlight the special moments of your wedding day. From first looks to kiss-filled portraits, these stunning images will capture every emotion as you share your love story with family and friends.
Pick Unique and Natural Locations
If you’re looking for something unique that will stand out in your black and white wedding photos, choose locations that have both natural elements and interesting locations. A beach or park can provide a great backdrop to capture intimate moments between you and your partner, while adding interest and texture with sand, rocks, trees, etc. Make sure to scout the area before your elopement date so you can plan accordingly!
Plan Out Somewhere Unconventional
Consider planning a black and white elopement with someplace unconventional as the backdrop. An abandoned building, an untouched beach, or an old castle can provide you with a stunning environment that will be sure to give your photos an extra artistic flair. Plus, having a unique location will make your photos stand out from all the rest!
Capture the Details of the Day
Don’t forget to capture all of the beautiful details that made your day unique. Incorporate small objects, such as vintage jewelry, stunning bouquets, handwritten vows and love letters into your photos. Even small things like shoes, flowers, or even a beautiful tie can help to immortalize all the little elements that make your special elopement day perfect!
Focus on Genuine Emotions and Moments
When you look back on your wedding photos in years to come, the most meaningful images will be those that capture real spontaneous emotions and interactions between you and your partner. Aim for candid shots of romantic moments that reflect the emotion of the day. You should also consider taking some portraits of just the two of you sharing an intimate moment together, or even silly images of goofy laughter and playfulness!
Make Your Photos Personalized and Timeless
Personalize your elopement photos to tell the story of your special day! Whether you want romantic, vibrant, or natural poses, incorporate details that reflect your own unique style. Select the right background that highlights the beauty of your stunning ensembles and accessories. You can also opt for black and white photos to emphasize softness and elegance; this timeless trend is always guaranteed to stand out and make a lasting impact!
Hear it from the Couple, Bridgit + Dylan
- What did you love about your wedding venue + location?
We had so much history in Kent and at the Fife 'N Drum, including spending the previous New Years Eve there together that we knew it would be the perfect venue for us!
- Tell me about your NYE elopement and how you styled your space.
Bridgit was completely responsible for the styling but she knew that she wanted candles, greens, silver, and gold to be throughout - and did an incredible job with it
- What memory from your wedding do you remember the most strongly? What part of the day had the most effect on you or your relationship?
I remember not being able to hear or think anything while I was standing at the altar. I was so taken back by the moment and overcome with happiness that I couldn't think of much other than how grateful I was to be there. Which really let to the gratitude that we both felt and have felt since that we had our closest family there to celebrate with us. We all still talk about what a great day it was and how nice it was to be able to spend time with everyone there.
- Funniest moment on your wedding day?
We ate tacos together (with her sister Michele) for lunch after Bridgit was done decorating the space
- How did I help you get married? Are your wedding photos what you imagined they would be?
The process with Corey was so easy and she definitely helped guide us to photos that we would not have otherwise taken! Making things comfortable definitely brought out the best in the photos, which all turned out exactly as we hoped.
- What advice would you give to future couples who want to elope?
JUST DO IT. So much fun and so nice to have those intimate moments.
Are you looking for a connecticut elopement photographer who can capture your special day? Look no further!
I’m Corey, a New England and worldwide elopement photographer. I have the knowledge and experience to help you plan an unforgettable elopement day with personalized location lists, vendor recommendations, permits, guides and much more. My goal is to put couples at ease, inspire, encourage and empower them to break away from the traditional when it comes to their elopements!
Share this story