There are many reasons to display a wedding photography image in Black and White. In the photo above, we did it to make sure the viewer could see the bouquet. The background on the outside of San Francisco City Hall is pretty detailed and small things tend to get lost. So to make sure that that bouquet was noticed, I made the entire photo black and white except for the flowers. The image below is another example of a black and white image with a splash of color. I don't try to overdo images like this, but like to give each bride and groom a couple to choose from. They are very popular and we are happy to provide our couples with some of these options. The best San Francisco city hall wedding photographers will offer their clients various special edits and effects such as these. We are friends with a very large number of regulars at city hall and we know they all agree that providing these options sets us apart.
Other options we will often provide our clients is to remove tourists and other people wandering around the building. We cannot do this for all of the proofs we send, but definitely do it on some of really amazing Grand Staircase shots. The other thing we do for our clients is to remove the exit signs that appear on the 2nd floor. This is about the only place in San Francisco city hall where the signs are an issue and they are quite easy to remove in Photoshop.
This unusual view was taken from the 2nd floor down to the Rotunda area