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Asian Bride - San Francisco City Hall

This beautiful bride was looking out the south facing window at San Francisco city hall and it was striking to see the way the natural light enhanced the photograph. I thought it would be fun to make the image black and white and just add some subtle color to the bridal bouquet. We provide each of our clients a limited amount of special effects like this one. These types of effects are quite popular with our San Francisco city hall wedding couples. It is one of the most requested edits we receive from our clients and we enjoy doing them. We usually try to choose a photo with lots of background and hope for a bride with flowers or a colorful dress. No matter how we do it, it makes for a fun and different image for the newlyweds to enjoy.

We Do Not Overdo Special Effect Wedding Photography

Like most special effects, this is not one we want to overdo. Just a few samples per customer is usually enough. However, if more are requested, we are certainly willing to provide additional samples. Just let us know and you can even specify the photo you would like us to enhance. Some examples of this effect can be even more striking. Check out the photo below. We realized how much the bride and groom's mostly red attire stood out, so we thought it would be a great candidate for this same effect. They were very proud to wear their cultural wedding attire and so we wanted to make the most of it for them. This type of special effect makes quite a statement when done with the Grand Staircase as a beautiful backdrop.

Selective Color with black and white image of Asian Couple

Selective Color Special Photographic Effect

As mentioned above, this is one of our most popular effects. We do it using either Photoshop or a product called Silver FX. To be honest, it is easier using Silver FX because of the ability to easily select the part of the image you want to bring the color back to. Basically, the entire image is converted to Black and White before the process is started. Once you have your black and white image, you can select on a "control point" in the section of the image that you want to return back to color again. The underlying image still contains the color information it once had, so it is quite easy to just bring it back. It is actually a very fun process and I enjoy doing it for my clients. See below for a few other samples, including this striking once with both bride and groom wearing red! In the photo below, we reversed the effect and made the couple black and white instead of the background. Is it better the way? You be the judge. As one of the leading San Francisco city hall wedding photographer teams, we know our clients like to have as many choices as possible.

Black and White wedding Image with color background - Special effect photography

Different approach to selective color - Bride and Groom in Black and White!