Lisa and Hugh’s Santa Barbara Engagement Session

Just wrapped up processing Lisa and Hugh’s engagement session from around Santa Barbara (we shot at the beach as well as on one of my favorite trails here in Santa Barbara – Cold Springs Trail)

I found this picture from our session and I think it’s seriously one of my most prized images from all of our recent engagement sessions, but I’m trying to figure out if I like it better in black and white or color. (anyone who’s been following the blog will know that I always struggle with this, I absolutely love black and white photographs, but sometimes color just says a little something extra) What do you think? Should I add the color or black and white image to our online gallery?

Santa Barbara Weddings Season is upon us and it's engagement time

Wedding photography engagements in color here in Santa Barbara

  • Heather said:

    Hey, loving the blog and seeing your great pictures. Above, I prefer the color: I like how it brings out the interplay of the leaves' shadows with the light. The couple also seems a little washed-out in the b&w.

  • i usually am a black and white man but i agree with above. color for this, unless you adjust the tonality of the couple.

  • Jeannine deVries said:

    Hi Guys,
    I like the color, the picture is beautiful either way but I think has more depth with color.
    By the way, I love the work you did for Majique and Suneet. You made her day special by starting with your wonderful personal touch. Can't wait to see the rest of the photos, you guys ROCK!!!

  • This is an AWESOME pic! I can see why you're so proud of it! I definitely prefer it in color.