Remember Helen and Lindi’s sexy, rainy wedding? Well these two ladies are also photographers and they submitted this lovely pre-engagement, we’re in love, lesbian couple shoot that is to-die-for.
Carolyn and Trysten met while they were both out dancing with friends. Carolyn noticed Trysten and wanted to talk to her, but was too nervous and shy to do it until her friend convinced her to. She went and asked Trysten to dance, and they’ve been together ever since. During our photoshoot, we asked them what sorts of things they liked to do together, and I jokingly said, ‘You know, like braid your hair… paint each other’s toenails…’ and they both burst out laughing. It turned out Carolyn had painted Trysten’s nails just in time for the photoshoot. They were both so giggly and happy together, and it was a joy to take photos of these two lovely ladies.
Helen and Lindi are rad and talented and they give 10% of their business proceeds back to charity. Please check out their website
, feel inspired, and hire them if you live anywhere near Arkansas (where they are based).
Do you remember the generous offer Kristy made after reading Ashley and Emily Nkosi’s story? Well, they finally connected for a photo shoot and the timing could not have been more perfect – Ashley and Emily just had a little baby boy named Galileo.
From Kristy: It’s sort of an odd story. I was perusing blogs, falling down the black hole of internet reading and time wasting, when I came across A Bicycle Built for Two. I was charmed. It was an important blog. One that focuses on lesbian weddings, because as I’ve heard time and time again same-sex couples are often made to feel marginalized, weird and sadly unwelcome in the wedding industry.
And then I read Emily & Ashley’s story. I was struck. By their bravery. By how they turned something that could be so negative and painful, into a beautiful thing. And since I’m a little nuts, I threw out an offer to track them down the next time I made it to Massachusetts and photograph them. Because I feel, and this is hard to explain, that if we aren’t kind when we can be and we don’t extend ourselves to others in the world when we’re compelled… well then what’s the point of the human experience? And to be entirely truthful I wanted to meet these two women, look them in the eye and tell them, “You’re not alone. People support you.” And why not offer my talents too?
You guys, are you kidding me? Is Kristy not the most amazing and wonderful person in the world, with the talent to match? Please hire her. For anything. She is based in Denver but will travel. And be inspired by her actions and her words and by the Nkosi family and their strength.
In another example of how Kristy is dedicated to human rights, she has organized Shoot-Out Hate in Denver, Colorado coming up this Sunday. In exchange for a $50 donation to the Shoot-Out event, you can have a photo shoot with an kick-ass professional. If you are anywhere near Denver, go.
Cynthia and Dana met during their college years at the State University of New York at Geneseo. Dana identified as straight at that point in her life, and Cynthia likes to say that she’s responsible for sparking Dana’s interest in women and that she should get a toaster or something. Cynthia and Dana had mutual friends at college as well as had classes together; however, the two had never spent time together until Dana started to question her sexual orientation during her junior year. She approached Cynthia as a potential mentor to talk about what she was going through. Cynthia was a senior, an out lesbian on campus, and the President of the Pride Alliance, Geneseo’s gay straight alliance. The two formed an instant connection and began dating only months after first spending time together. Cynthia was the first woman Dana was in a relationship with and will also be the last!
Dana and Cynthia are planning an intimate and simple wedding ceremony and reception for September 24, 2011 at the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture in Brooklyn, NY with their close friends and family.
Check out Diane’s site. Go. Her work is lovely.
You saw Part 1
. It only gets better…
Colorado same-sex wedding photographer, Colorado LGBT photographer, Denver wedding photographer
Photos of course by Kristy from Moodeous Photography, a favorite of mine.
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When South Wales wedding photographer Simon Gough
sent me these photos of Denise and Jade’s wedding (civil partnership in the UK, blah, blah) I couldn’t find one picture without their arms wrapped around each other. The photographs are gorgeous, the brides are gorgeous and the setting is gorgeous (we need more castles in the US). But it’s seeing these women in constant contact that makes me swoon.
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If you are in the South Wales or Cardiff area (or not) check out Simon’s work.
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Amanda Megan Miller
is a very awesome wedding photographer based in Chicago and we are so lucky that today she is sharing her engagement photos, story and some very wise words.
Last summer, Katrina played me like a fiddle and conned me into thinking she was taking me to rural Tennessee for our anniversary and let me tell you, this city girl was shaking in her platform heels! But upon check-in at the airport, our tickets revealed we were actually going to Toronto, Canada! After a momentary freak out about not having the proper attire for Toronto and basing all my outfits around my “pretend you’re a country girl” boots, she handed me a guidebook and off we went. She has always been good at these little sneaky love attacks, as we call them. Everything from surprising me with an abundance of pink school supplies for sweetest day in my first year of graduate school to grand things, like this! She took me to a shoe museum (she really loves me!), Niagara Falls, and then the amazing surprise of 8th row tickets to the Ray LaMontagne (*Editor’s note: I love Ray LaMontagne too) concert in Toronto. (I am a huge Ray fan and had been quite disappointed because she hadn’t been able to take off work for his local show in Chicago, mere days before we left! Little did I know…) It was one of the best evenings of my life, and during our favorite Ray song, she put a ring on it! Rewind to the hotel room before we left for the surprise evening: Me-”I don’t need to wear waterproof mascara, right? Nahhhh.” She put a ring on it and I proceeded to cry for about 2 hours! Tears, in a never ending flow down my face, now makeup less, and busting with happiness, I felt like I was right where I was supposed to be in life and that our lives were just beginning. Together.
Although, it must be said that in all seriousness, it is very important for us for our marriage (and ceremony!) to be acknowledged and treated as just what it is! (And a recognized union in our state!) We don’t need new terms, new definitions, or new categories with which to peg us in; we just want to be us, together. In Marriage. In a union of love that is just as worthy of rights and respect as all others. Love is love is love.
These gorgeous photos were taken by http://www.alixklingenberg.com/.
I haven’t seen many same-sex wedding ceremonies take place in a church and it certainly isn’t for me but it is truly beautiful to see these photographs of Jess and Alicia’s wedding. I know how important it is to many couples to incorporate their faith into their wedding (it was extremely important to Angela).
Plus, photographs of daughters dancing with dads just slay me.
Photographs by Benjamin Trevor. It is quite a testament that Alicia, a fellow photographer, asked Ben to photograph her wedding.
And with that I am out for the weekend. Back to regular postings, consistent internet access, no travel plans, etc starting Monday.