At this moment, fair-minded Americans are gathered outside the Supreme Court on the first day of hearings on marriage equality cases. Hundreds of events are being held in every state of the union, so we thought today would be an appropriate day to share the groundbreaking, same-sex wedding photography guide with our readers and show our support for marriage equality.
When it comes to wedding portraits, what works for heterosexual couples may not work for same-sex couples. Enter Capturing Love: The Art of Lesbian & Gay Wedding Photography, a groundbreaking new visual guide by veteran wedding photographer Thea Dodds and same-sex wedding pioneer Kathryn Hamm of GayWeddings.com.
Capturing Love features captivating photographs of forty-six couples from thirty-eight of the top gay and lesbian wedding photographers who represent 19 states, Canada, Italy and the U.K. It’s an honor to announce that Brooklyn is represented by Brooklyn Betrothed’s very own, Kristina Hill.
Through diverse examples of unconventional wedding portraits and new twists on conventional wedding imagery, as well as detailed commentary from the authors, the book provides needed support to wedding photographers who must revisit the rules of traditional wedding and engagement portrait posing to better serve all couples in today’s diverse wedding market.
Said Hamm: “Capturing Love would not have been possible without the generous contributions and talents of the many photographers who were willing to share their work with us. We are incredibly grateful to Kristina for joining us on this special journey and thrilled to showcase her work. We hope Capturing Love inspires every photographer shooting a same-sex wedding to think outside the box, and to create photos that truly capture the one-of-a-kind magic present at each couple’s wedding day.”
Said Dodds: “The images of Kristina Hill’s that we selected were culled from amongst thousands of candidates. But Kristina represented beautifully the answer to three simple but important questions: Are these images authentic? Do these images reflect intimacy? Are these images believable? For any couple–straight or gay–an engagement or wedding portrait should elicit a ‘yes’ to all three questions, as Kristina’s photograph(s) did. That combination of authenticity, intimacy, and believability will be different for every couple, and the wide range of photos of same-sex couples in Capturing Love illustrates just how diverse wedding portraiture can, and should, be.”
How does Kristina feel about being featured in this groundbreaking guide for same-sex wedding photography? “It’s a huge honor, both professionally and personally. I have always been a huge supporter of marriage equality and I’m proud to have my images serve as an example to photographers and couples world-wide!”