Groundbreaking Guide For Same-Sex Wedding Photography

There’s no denying that we’re in the midst of an exciting time in marriage equality. Almost half of the states in the U.S. as well as 16 countries now recognize same-sex marriage. Gay and lesbian couples who have waited years to tie the knot are now doing so, making same-sex weddings a burgeoning market. The only problem is, many of the traditions that surround a typical wedding are outdated and don’t work for many couples, both same-sex and heterosexual. One of the most visible aspects of this is undoubtedly the wedding photography.

That’s why Kathryn Hamm, president of GayWeddings.com and a same-sex wedding pioneer, and Thea Dodds, an award-winning wedding photographer and founder of Authentic Eye Photography, have teamed up to create The New Art of Capturing Love, a first-of-its-kind guide to photographing same-sex engagements and weddings.

 

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Send Sweet Greetings for the New Year from FineStationery.com & SAVE 10%

The Jewish New Year is nearly upon us! As the world continues to advance with each new tech gadget promising new lines of communication, it’s nice to slow down during the High Holy Days and appreciate and connect to the things that are most important to us: family and friends. As the first of the High Holy Days, Rosh Hashanah is a perfect time to send an annual greeting card to those whom you may not get to speak or see often. Sending a small greeting is a simple way to let someone know you care, especially during times of worship.

Rosh Hashanah Greeting Cards

Traditional greeting cards offer an easy approach to sending out holiday cards during the Fall. With symbolic images depicted such as shofars, sweet honey and apples, and juicy pomegranates, these Rosh Hashanah Cards keep true to tradition and send the perfect message of best wishes for a good year. Each greeting card available on our site can be personalized with a special greeting as well as fonts and ink colors to suite every style.

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A California Garden Jewish Wedding

Rachel and Garry got engaged in true fairy tale fashion. Garry popped the question on New Year’s Eve during the countdown just before the clock struck midnight. After 10 years of friendship that turned into true love, it was the icing on the cake to an amazing relationship. Before the wedding that is! The couple’s contemporary Jewish wedding at the Japanese Gardens in California was as fun as it was breathtaking. A huge thank you to William Innes Photography for getting this gorgeous day on film.

Jewish Wedding at Japanese Gardens

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Table Linens Provide The Wow Factor

The best wedding and party planners know the most effective way to transform a venue is through table linens.  Choosing table linens early on in the process can help make every other creative decision easier.

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Photo: Premier Skirting Linens via Michael Zac Design Group

The colors and textures can inspire the design of the invitations, floral centerpieces, lighting, the plates, glasses, etc. READ MORE ......

Interfaith Jewish Wedding in Tuscany, Italy

Planning a multi-cultural wedding is an amazing opportunity to showcase your cultures to your loved ones. So you can imagine the possibilities when planning a Jewish and Scottish wedding in Italy!  Joe and Lauren did just that, with a beautiful and personal affair. Photography by Belle Momenti Photography.

Rustic Jewish Wedding in ItalyJoe first spotted Lauren at a lavish event in London. The couple exchanged vows on the breathtaking grounds of ‘La Sorgente di Francesca’. This restored Borgo dates back to 1400 and provided an incredible backdrop of Tuscany’s rolling hills and Italy’s ancient village of Fiesole. READ MORE ......