While you might notice that I currently live in New Orleans, my family is moving to Philadelphia summer 2023 and I am booking Philadelphia and destination weddings with dates after August 2023.
Honestly, if you would have told my high school punk-show-attending self that I would be working in weddings, I would have laughed. I didn’t even think I would ever get married, so the wedding world just never felt like it was a place for me.
But then in June of 2015, I got engaged to the most perfect person for me. Suddenly, we were planning a wedding, and we almost instantly hit two roadblocks. On one side, no wedding vendors had anyone that looked like us on their websites. On the other side, gay marriage was illegal in Louisiana, which is where we lived at the time.
We held off for a few weeks from telling anyone we were engaged because we were terrified that the Supreme Court (which was deciding on same-sex marriage that same summer) would come down against us. Luckily, on June 26th, 2015, gay marriage was legalized nationwide, and Steph and I could announce our engagement.
But I could never quite shake the feeling that the wedding world wasn’t built for us. The mainstream American wedding industry was built for cis-gender, thin, white, straight couples. It wasn’t built for my kind of love.
One of the ways I document that nostalgia and intimacy is with film. I’m a film wedding photographer because film connects the past and present for future generations. For queer people, this message is especially poignant. We have always been here, and we will always be here. I also learned photography on film 20 years ago before I had access to digital cameras. I’ll be ready for whatever your wedding brings.
This business is queer and trans owned. My business is pro-LGBTQ+, and pro-ethical non-monogamy.
Black lives matter, and sex work is real work. I am fat positive, and always open to learning and critiques.