Hey guys! I want to do a thing. It is a *really* hard time to be queer in America, to be trans*, genderqueer, openly out, gay and proud. It’s exceptionally hard to do of all that while planning a wedding and making a public declaration of love with joy, and hope, and pride.
Between now and Valentine’s Day, I am offering 20% off all of my wedding photography packages to any couple who self-identifies as queer in some way.
My usual packages are crafted to suit every budget, from courthouse elopements starting at just $600 to two-day blowout bashes where you get unlimited hours, rehearsal dinner coverage, two photographers, extra photo sessions, multiple albums and everything but the kitchen sink for $8,000. (Most people like the one smack dab in the middle for $3600; with this deal you save $720 off that.)
I’m not new at this. These clients will be married for 13 years this August.
One of these grooms was actually the hair stylist for one of my client brides and then booked me when he married his husband.
These brides pretended to the world that they were roommates for 15 years before they got legally married as soon as they could in New York.
These brides had an emotional dance with their daughter at their wedding,
and these brides are, quietly simply, lovely human beings.
I’ve shot lots of trans people in a variety of roles at a variety of weddings, which I’m happy to share upon request. I’m not going out anyone in a photo here, because it’s honestly not safe for most of them. But! I’ve been to weddings with trans* rabbis, godmothers, bridesmaids, groomsmaids, groomsmen, bridesmen, guests and grooms.
I will use your chosen pronouns, get misty behind the camera during your first dance, bang out your shot list with enough time for hors de oeuvres at cocktail hour, and NOBODY gets dead-named or asked dipshit questions like, “Which one of you is the man?” if you’re both brides. Or a bride and “broom” (I recently met a genderqueer newlywed who found themself at the crossroads of bride and groom and claimed that word for themselves, and I thought that was awesome.)
Book by Valentine’s Day, and save some money. Because planning a queer wedding is hard enough right now. Working with a vendor who gets you, who values you enough as a client to offer a discount, and who wants to make things just a little easier is a good thing.
Use the contact form and see if your date is available. I can’t wait to hear from you.
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Name your own price (mostly) for wedding photography!
I’ve had a very good year. Milestone Images just won Best of the Knot, and I’m in the mood to celebrate.
As the year comes to a close, I want to help someone end the year on a high note. I’m offering a “Name Your Own Price” deal for wedding photography. I’d love for this to go to a couple who is planning their wedding, but maybe it hasn’t been smooth sailing. Maybe they just need the universe to smile on them or give them a break *just one time, geez.*
Maybe 2018 has been a year of setbacks and heartaches and it just needs to END already. Maybe you want to start 2019 off feeling like your wedding planning is back on track. I can’t do a full 8-hour day for $500 when that’s usually $3600, but I’ll entertain any reasonable offer.
I’d love for this to go to a deserving couple, someone who needs a break from the universe. I mean, yeah, I’ll do Name Your Own Price for someone who would do a happy dance for getting a bargain, but I’d really love this help someone who served in the military, or who lost everything in a fire, or whose wedding fund got sapped by an emergency.
If you’re still looking for a photographer, tell me your dream wedding photography scenario, and I’ll see if I can make it happen. (I can’t work for less than minimum wage, but I might be able to meet you where you are.) I hope to hear from you!