September 20, 2018

Madie & Ben


As a photographer, weddings can be tough. Yes, there is the hectic schedule, organizing people, and difficult lighting; but we’re referencing a different kind of tough. As photographers, we often come in with a vision for how a wedding day will go or look, only to be met with a completely different reality. As servant-hearted people, we love telling the stories of our couples as they see it; as artists, it can be hard to separate what we would like to see from that.

This was not one of those difficult weddings, though. Ben and Madie told us from the start that they appreciated the artistry of photography. This gave us full license to be creative on their big day. And that was definitely not hard. The beautiful stained glass and grand architecture of Wesley Historic Church in Minneapolis was the perfect setting for us to play with perspective and lines, contrast and texture. It’s no surprise to us that their day was classy, bold, and unique.

Matt’s background is in black & white film and he shot a lot of it on this day. A lot of the time, we hold back from making too much of our work black & white; however, our vision of this wedding just seemed to fit with the medium. If Matt had an ideal client, it would be a couple who wanted only black & white film photos.

This is a first, but here is the story of Ben & Madie’s wedding day, as seen in black & white.

P.S. They had plenty of color photos as well! This is just a curated set to tell their story in a unique way!


Venue: Historic Wesley Center

Dress: David’s Bridal

Tuxes: Men’s Warehouse

Flowers: Global Rose