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I’ve been photographer for LGBTQ weddings for many, many years…since before they were legal…back in the days of ‘commitment ceremonies’. Marriage equality is very important to me. And “equality” is a word that holds a lot of feelings. Rest assured that you will always be treated equally with me. I truly believe that love is love.

As a matter of fact, one of the first weddings I ever photographed was a ‘commitment ceremony’ for two gentleman that involved a full highland dance troupe (they met at a highland dancing class), as well as full Victorian garb for the wedding party (as well as being encouraged among the guests). It was like being inside a production of the My Fair Lady race track scene at a wedding.

I can still remember an officiant at one ceremony saying, “Hopefully some day soon we will be able to come back to this church and make this ceremony legally binding…”

And now they are. What a long way we’ve come…

I’ve had the chance to work with many LGBTQIA+ wedding couples as their photographer over the years on weddings big and small.

Including weddings for some of my own close personal friends.

We still have a long way to go though. Which brings me to another point…

I have had many couples contact me about photographing same-sex weddings who end their inquiry with “This is a gay wedding, are you OK with that?” While I appreciate the notification that it is any type of LGBTQ wedding, I absolutely don’t have a problem with it. I SUPPORT IT! It makes me sad because that means that somewhere along the line, a photographer or another vendor has said that they weren’t “OK” with it.

Some wedding vendor told them “No!” or they are afraid of hearing “I don’t think you should be allowed to get married.” You will never have to worry about that in your dealings with me.

You don’t have to worry about me trying make you conform to traditional gender roles in your photos either. Some photographers are unfamiliar with how to pose couples that don’t fit that strict methodology. No worries here. Instead of stiff poses, I will guide you and help show off your natural personalities and your relationship with one another. Then I do my job instead of putting the pressure on you!

I’m a love documentarian. As long as you’re in love, we are going to get along just fine!

So if you’re a member of the LGBTQ community and you’re planning your wedding in the New York City (NYC) or New Jersey area, click here to get in touch with me!

Or, if you need a little more time before contacting me, you can feel free to check out my Instagram feed, or check out the long list of wedding planning tips on my blog.

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