Every time I post a blog about an LGBTQI+ wedding I feel like I need a side note to explain why I use keywords such as “same sex wedding, gay wedding” etc….
It’s purely for SEO (search engine optimisation) reasons so that like-minded men and women in love can find photographers, such as myself, that document LGBTQI+ weddings without judgement. That’s it. Because as most of us know, love is love, love doesn’t discriminate and a wedding is a wedding regardless who is getting married.
And now that I’ve stepped off my soapbox let’s talk about Andrew and Mark’s beautiful same sex wedding in the inner city suburbs of Melbourne.
Andrew and Mark prepared for their big day at their stunning home. I was in awe as I captured the beautiful and eclectic artwork that adorned their walls. It felt like I was documenting a boutique art gallery, incorporating and playing with light at any opportunity.
I also loved that it was just them at their home, helping each other get dressed. It added to the intimate and simple feel that the boys wanted to achieve on their special day.
Carlton Gardens is one of their favourite places in Melbourne. And the first place that Mark (an American) visited when he first came here. So it made sense to have their creative session there. Melbourne’s gorgeous winter colours and unique buildings providing the perfect backdrop. Even a dog relieving itself in the middle of the shoot couldn’t dampen the love these two have for each other.
Their obvious love for each other carried through to the ceremony at EPOCHA in Carlton. 50 guests and minimal fanfare continued the intimate theme of their wedding. The perfect way to celebrate the start of their lives as a married couple.
This is how I saw their day – ENJOY!!