A lot of the LGBTQ weddings that I have shot have been super emotional, I’ve been behind the camera crying from all the emotions, even when I don’t personally know the couple.
I shot my first same sex wedding in 2011 and it was such a heartwarming experience. I still follow that couple’s journey, and now they have lovely children whom I’ve also photographed.
On June 26, 2015 when marriage became legal in the entire country, I took my camera and headed to the Travis County Clerk’s Office. A lot of people had dropped off champagne, flowers, cake, water, pizza. I gifted free photos. The memory of that day will be one I cherish for the rest of my life.
Each time a couple walked out of the Travis County Clerk’s office, we all would cheer, and then members of the Minor Mishap brass band would start playing “All you need is love”. And we offered the couple drinks, or blow bubbles. One of the couples asked what group we were with, and someone replied: “Humans!”
I was pretty heat exhausted by 8:30 pm and left, but there were still 30 couples in line. The City of Austin was awesome for staying so late to do all those certificates on that historic day!
Here are a few photos from that day:
And from a party that same weekend:
Here are some of my other LGBTQ wedding work, you can click on the different galleries at the bottom to see more.
A joyful wedding that is full of heartfelt emotions, is my ideal wedding to work with. If you are LGBTQ, please don’t hesitate to inquire with me, I would love to talk to you about your wedding or portrait session: firstname.lastname@example.org