I'd like to start a series on this blog called for real equality families. I have no idea how many same-sex family submissions I’ll get, but I’d like to share any that I do with you. I’d like to start putting it out there – that not only are same-sex weddings happening, for real, but same-sex families are happening for real too. Whether it’s by adoption, known donors, anonymous donors, turkey basters, or my friend’s new product, the semenette, LGBTQ families are out there. We are making families, through both legal paperwork and lots of love. You can choose to share your names or keep them private –I’ll respect your choice.
Here is my family:
Photographer, Bobbi Brinkman wrote, “Dawn & Gena and their son Kole will be saying “I DO” in Panama City Florida on June 21, 2014 surrounded by friends and family. Dawn is SO thrilled that it is finally her turn to take this walk down the isle (beach) to her wife!!”
Photographer Kelly Williams submitted this awesome New York City wedding. She wrote, “I am writing to introduce you to Jace and Michael, whose wedding I recently shot at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau. This transgender couple met in 1997 while on a bus to school when Jace was Jennifer. Michael chased Jace for ten years off(…)
Megan Evans wrote, “ I have know this lovely family for eight years and it was truly and honor to be the only other person present at their wedding. As you can see, it was very much a family affair as they held hands and made a family-circle during the ceremony. Touching. Intimate. Perfect.” “Brittany(…)
so, you may remember laura & laura from their lovely english garden wedding a while ago… well, now they are a family of 4! they met at work in 2008 and got married in August ’11. shortly after, they started on the journey towards parenthood and after one course of IVF, laura gave birth to(…)
what a loving photo shoot! two moms, mother’s day love, the beach, a tee-pee, and a lake? you can’t get much better than that! photographer Chelsea Robbins spent an afternoon with this family playing on the beach and then in the water. She writes, “these two gorgeous ladies have been together for 8 years and(…)
Crimson & Clover Photography submitted this lovely family engagement photo shoot. Frank and Benjamin have been together for 22 years and have a 12 year old son who joined their family in 2001. They met in 1990 in Taichung, Taiwan when they became friends at the gym and had their first official date on Dec(…)
for my next 4real family feature, i have kara & terris & their little newborn, megan. i simply love this nursery – so thoughtful how they put it all together – notice the little “k” and “t” on the owls! little megan was only a week old in these photos taken by topher simon photography.