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weddings and getting married, for real. Here's to all of us who don't fit into the bride/groom category!

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kelley & alli

kelley & alli

Sarah Babcock shared this engagement session featuring Kelley and Alli.  The images were taken in a local field near Cincinnati, Ohio.

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kirk & ryan

kirk & ryan

 Lauren Hannah Photography wrote, “Kirk & Ryan were a perfect couple to photograph: fun, handsome and adorable together. They also allowed me to experiment with some new locations and cool night shots. We spent an awesome evening together shooting in urban spots around the city (as they wanted a very modern feel for their session)(…)

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joy & bre

joy & bre

Miki Vargas Photography wrote, “Oakland, California has its share of lovely places for weddings and the beautiful Mills College Chapel is one of them. Located on a peaceful, arbor-lined street is an oasis of tranquility. I was fortunate to document Joy & Bre’s gorgeous wedding. I was really taken by all the overwhelming love and attention(…)

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john & scott

john & scott

Derek Chad Photography wrote, “John and Scott came by my booth at the LGBT Life Wedding Expo in Hillcrest. I knew I was the right photographer for them when they started taking about everything they were looking for… and even more so after they started explaining their wedding plans. I’m so excited to photograph their(…)

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dana & glenda

dana & glenda

Debbie Laughlin, a photographer from Norfolk, Virginia (my home state!) wrote, “Dana & Glenda are adorable! So perfectly suited, and definitely fun to be around! They wanted something playful to represent their quirks and likes, as well as hobbies! We had a romantic outdoor fireplace picnic complete with superhero costumes and rubber ducks! These nerdy(…)

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barbara & jess

barbara & jess

VeroLuce Photography submitted Barbara & Jess’ wedding.  They have some awesome rustic details to provide you all with some great wedding planning inspiration! Some details from the couple:  Jess had begun graduate school in the fall of 2011 at Montclair State University where Barb was a Sergeant at the time. On September 13th, Jess was(…)

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Emily: wife, mother, nurse, blogger. I started this blog in 2011, shortly after my wife and i were married.I created this site to celebrate that there are real same-sex couples planning real weddings and getting married, for real. Here's to all of us who don't fit into the bride/groom category!
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All real wedding photographs were shared with me by the photographers who took them. They are the copyright of the photographer, unless otherwise noted. Please do not take these images for your own use without asking permission first. If you'd like to re-share, I have provided the link back to each original photographer. For my pictures, feel free to email me. Thank you.

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