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"My response to this is that we must recognize the pull of assimilation while also asking the wedding industry to take note. With more heterosexual couples following our lead and rejecting ill-fitting traditions and threadbare, overly gendered routines and roles in favor of more personalized rituals, we all have an opportunity to rework the ways in which we think about wedding celebrations and marriage rituals for modern couples."
Being excluded from the legal and commercial marriage institution freed us to make our weddings our own.
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The latest marriage map update. Marriages begin in Florida today. Possible big news ahead on Friday as we await news of SCOTUS review and Circuit Court appeals for TX, LA, MI, AR, MO...
Keep track of the legal landscape and the latest marriage equality advancements in the U.S. Our same-sex marriage map also includes fast facts for each state.
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To date, this is the best wedding video we have ever seen! Congrats to David & Stephen!
David and Stephen celebrated their vows in an inspired and choreographed way! Congratulations!
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The New Art of Capturing Love: A Book Review by Andy Ebon
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Loving the reviews we've been getting from wedding pros and critics alike! Most recently, we've heard from Jacqueline Nwobu of Munaluchi Bridal and Printers Row Review of the Chicago Times! Here's what they have to say!
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Proud to have my essay included on Random House's Books for Better Living blog!
Someone recently asked me how I feel about "redefining marriage." It was a loaded question, he admitted, implying that he was showing his hand as someone who does not support marriage equality. Had we talked longer, I might have grabbed a copy of a book I wrote with photographer Thea Dodds, called The New Art of Capturing Love, to show to him.
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Join me and local wedding pros on Nov. 7 in Charleston, SC as we talk gay weddings, marriage equality and new frontiers in wedding photography! Space is limited! Registration i required!
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Our latest tip for pros: best practices for updating the language you use when talking about prospective clients.
It's time for the wedding industry to update it's language. Let's start by using 'engaged couples' instead of referring exclusively to 'brides' as clients.
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Great convo on lesbian marriage and pride with two LGBTQ foremothers on GayWeddings.com & in HuffPo Gay Voices today!
Renate Stendhal & Kim Chernin are authors of the new book, Lesbian Marriage. This summer, they shared their thoughts on life and love with Kathryn Hamm.
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If you haven't seen the video of two brides who decided to settle the question of their family name with a soccer game, you're missing out!
Two NYC brides. Two spirited teams. And one game to decide their last name. On July 25, it was the game for the name: Kalivas vs West.
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President, GayWeddings.com
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Writing, education, weddings, thinking outside the box
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  • WeddingWire, Education Expert
    2013 - present
  • GayWeddings.com
    President, 2005 - present
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wedding innovator, specializing in LGBTQ weddings
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Proud of my straight mom for founding our groundbreaking sites in 1999 -- the first online boutique and resource dedicated to serving same sex couples! I'm also the co-author of the groundbreaking book, Capturing Love: The Art of Lesbian & Gay Wedding Photography
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Reviews | Capturing Love
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“Hamm and Dodds offer more than a users' guide to photography: They teach us to read images and, in the process, remind us what love and joy

Capturing Love: The Art of Lesbian & Gay Wedding Photography
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Author of The New Art of Capturing Love and Capturing Love

The New Art of Capturing Love: The Essential Guide to Lesbian and Gay We...
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The first guide to posing and sensitively capturing same-sex couples on their big day, The New Art of Capturing Love equips semi-pro and ...

Hot Sheet: June 6, 2014
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Our top 10 entertainment and events highlights this week include Girltrash, the Tony Awards, and a Top Gun gay romance called Burning Blue.

Straight Photographer Sees Wedding Photography In A Whole New Light | Ca...
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Author and photographer Thea Dodds shares some insights that surprised her about the influence of gender in wedding photography.

Gay Weddings On The Rise, Opens Up New Exciting Market For Photographers
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Half of the states across the US, not to mention 13 countries as well, have legalized gay marriage and civil unions in the LGBT community. W

The New Art of Capturing Love - Published!
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Once again I am thrilled to be published in The New Art of Capturing Love: The Essential guide to Gay and Lesbian Wedding Photography. I rec

Book Review: The New Art of Capturing Love | Capitol Romance ~ Real DC W...
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It's no secret that inclusiveness is one of the pillars of operation here at Capitol Romance. We only accept sponsors and submissions from v

Buy Capturing Love: The Art of Lesbian & Gay Wedding Photography | C...
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Learn where you can buy print and electronic versions of Capturing Love by Thea Dodds & Kathryn Hamm.

Capturing Love: The Art of Lesbian & Gay Wedding Photography (Hard C...
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As seen on ABCNews.com, The Huffington Post, Professional Photographer Magazine, WeddingWire, The Advocate and more. The groundbreaking guid

Capturing Love: Tips for Lesbian & Gay Wedding Photography and Engag...
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A groundbreaking guide created expressly for the photographers who wish to capture the authentic moments of same-sex engagement portraits an

WATCH: A Gay Wedding Picture Is Worth 1,138 Rights
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LGBT-friendly photographers at Capturing Love want the world to know just how much marriage equality means.

5 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Gay Wedding Photography
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Thankfully, there are more photographers than ever who are ready, willing and able to serve them. But is that enough? Not always.

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The leading online boutique dedicated to serving same-sex couples.

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Mitt Romney’s win in the Florida primary decisively puts wind in the former Massachusetts governor’s sails. But will it be enough to float h