Ashley + Melissa – Herrington on the Bay, Maryland

Check out these gorgeous images from Pennsylvania photographer Barbara Shoop. This wedding is extra close to her heart, because her sister is one of the brides. Here’s what Barbara has to say about the event:

Ashley and Melissa both work in Theater Production and met four years ago working at the Walnut Street Theater in Philadelphia. 
 
They got married in Maryland at Herrington on the Bay, located on Herring Bay just off the Chesapeake. It’s a gorgeous property with a private beach, marina, yacht club, swimming pool and two gardens for outdoor ceremonies. 
 
It was important to them to have more than a one-day event; they wanted a weekend getaway and a big celebration. And they wanted to get married on the water. The wedding weekend took place from Thursday, August 1, 2013 to Saturday, August 3, 2013. 
 
Thursday’s rehearsal dinner was a casual picnic on the beach. On the morning of the wedding, we swam in the pool and kayaked in the bay before getting ready for the ceremony in the Polynesian Garden. It was an evening wedding, beginning around 5 and it allowed us to get some beautiful portraits on the beach at sunset. The reception was in the Yacht Club, a short walk from the beach and the garden. 

Same-Sex Wedding Photography Giveaway!

Cassandra Zetta is offering a photography giveaway for an engaged same-sex couple that plans to marry before June 30th, 2014!
Cassandra believes that by openly sharing love stories, others are empowered to do the same. The progress made towards marriage equality during 2013 has given hope for an amazing 2014. In honor of the incredible souls who deserve to have their stories told with the utmost love and care, Cassandra Zetta is accepting applications, from same-sex couples, for a complimentary wedding photography package.
Includes: 10 hours of Wedding Day Coverage. Hand-Picked + Edited Images via an Online PASS Gallery.

Requirements: The wedding must be held no later than June 30th, 2014. Locations 125+ miles outside of Cincinnati, Ohio will require travel fees.
To Apply:
 Please email Cassandra at: cassandra@cassandrazetta.com
 with the following information: Names + Contact Information. A Photo of the Couple. Wedding Date + Location. Your story. [Tell me about yourselves and how you came to be].
 The proposal(s). What would this gift mean to you?
For complete rules and application requirements, please visit: http://www.cassandrazetta.com/special-offer-wedding-giveaway/

Entry for the giveaway ends 2/11, with the winner announced on 2/14!

Sushanna + Jordan : Love Shoot : Los Angeles, CA

This “love session” comes to us from photographer Stephanie of This Modern Romance in Southern California, who says the couple got together to celebrate their relationship.  Celebrate indeed! Take it away Stephanie, “These two fell in love in Arizona and moved to Los Angeles together to pursue their careers. Sushanna works as a model and dancer and Jordan as an audio engineer. They wanted to shoot at The Grove in Los Angeles, since that is one of their favorite hang out spots.”

Denver Art Museum Wedding

Check out this urban wedding full of awesome sent to us by Brian Kraft Photography. The photos are beautiful and full of emotion (OMG I lost it at the “secret” message in the series of 3 shots during vows), plus we love what Brian had to say about this couple and marriage equality.

What a fun wedding this was. Brian and Adam live in Los Angeles, but planned their wedding for Denver at the C. Duncan Pavilion at the DAM (Denver Art Museum). Adam and Brian both work in the entertainment industry and wanted their wedding to feel a bit like one of the movie premier parties they attend in Hollywood.  That, in combination with the couple having such a sense of humor and family and friends that really know how to have fun, it was a sure recipe for a great day to celebrate their love. There were so many great moments all day and night, but one of my favorites was over at the Hotel Monaco, where the two grooms got ready in a suite together. They got to spend time together beforehand, but when it came time to get dressed, they did so in separate rooms within the suite and revealed their wedding day outfits once dressed. It was a really special moment. So, now I’m going to get out of the way with less words and get on with the photos, but I just want to mention one more thing. It’s a shame that I even feel the need to mention it– as it should be a non-issue, but as you enjoy these wedding photos of this wonderful same sex couple, please note how “right” everything is between these two and everyone that surrounds them, yet in the State of Colorado it is still not “right” (by law) to consider their union a “marriage,” with the benefits that come with that. Fortunately, Adam and Brian live in California, where they are finally offered the rights they so deserve. Hopefully all states will follow suit as soon as possible. Ok, now on to the photos! Congratulations, guys!


Kim + Apryl Married in Littleton Colorado!

From Jennie of Green Blossom Photography:

Kim and Apryl celebrated their civil union at their home in Littleton.  From the first meeting with them I knew that their ceremony would be heartfelt and full of love.  As Kim describes their relationship “I feel like I’ve know her my entire life, but there is still so much we have left to discover”.  Attended only by close family, their backyard ceremony was the perfect example of focusing on the important moments in life.  The entire day was coordinated by Kristy King from Mile High Civil Unions.