Saint Paul, MINNESOTA :: Rachel & Laura :: Nerdy Nuptials // Real LGBTQ Wedding

:: Nerdy Nuptials ::

Photographed by :: Melissa of Rivets and Roses

Rachel and Laura had a charming St. Paul, Minnesota wedding that took place in Irvine Park, and the reception followed across the street at the Science Museum of Minnesota.

They incorporated all things they love in to their special day, which included; Star Wars, Jurassic Park, and Harry Potter! All of the details they put into their wedding complimented the locations perfectly, and signified their relationship.

It was a perfect day for the two of them, and it felt as if you had just entered the world that they share together. Beautiful.

DISTINCTIONS

Rainbow Converse. Dinosaurs. Two Brides.

THE PROFESSIONALS

Photography :: Melissa of Rivets and Roses
Venue {Ceremony} :: Irvine Park
Venue {Reception} :: Science Museum of Minnesota

LOCATION

Saint Paul, Minnesota.

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Phoenix, ARIZONA :: Melanie & Laine :: Key To My Heart // Real LGBTQ Engagement

:: Key To My Heart  ::

Submitted & Photographed by :: {MRSter Approved} Elizabeth Douglas Photography

Life is a journey in so many ways. In lives we lead, in the relationships we have, and sometimes, in the bodies we were born with.

I met Melanie {MRSter Advisory Board Member} and Laine last summer, as they had won an engagement session at the Phoenix Pride Silent Auction in June. Before our face to face meeting, Melanie had sent me a link to their website, I think to “prep” me for what I was going to be experiencing during my time with them. Take some time and enjoy the “journey” with them by taking a look at Melanie’s blog here.

Their engagement session ended up being a combination of an engagement and holiday photo session with Melanie’s four kids, who were just a hoot! They weren’t too keen on an actual photo shoot, but by the end, three of them had become my “helpers” and were asking if I’d ever need any models in the future! It was so wonderful to see how excited they were for their mom and Laine, and made the shoot even more fun with some of their antics (as you can see from the images!).

Laine’s transformation from a woman to a man has been quite incredible. They’ve planned their wedding around the time when Laine’s journey would be complete. Their engagement session took place close to the half way point of this journey, as they wanted the process documented through photos as well.

I’m so grateful to have been a part of this “journey” with them, and am so excited to follow their love story as it continues to unfold.

DISTINCTIONS

Engagement. Journey. LGBTQ Transformation. Family Photos.

THE PROFESSIONALS

Photography :: {MRSter Approved} Elizabeth Douglas Photography

LOCATION

Granada Park, Phoenix, Arizona

Scottsdale, ARIZONA :: Cody & Sian :: Childhood Sweethearts // Real Engagement

:: Childhood Sweehearts ::

Submitted by :: Fiancée, (and MRSter Social Media Queen), Sian.

Cody and I actually met on the school playground MANY years ago, when we were both just babies; I was two years old and Cody was three years old. His dad was in the American Air Force and they were stationed in Oxfordshire in the UK (where I am originally from). Our siblings went to primary school (elementary) together, and our families became friends because of this.

Almost twenty years later, Cody and I reconnected, and ended up falling head over heels for each other. After doing the long distance thing for a couple of years, Cody proposed to me on Thousand Steps Beach in California on the 15th of March 2014!

Due to the background of how we first met, we chose a park as the location for our engagement shoot. We played on the kids playground for half of the session, and it was so much fun! Our photographer, Chelsee, made us feel so relaxed and comfortable, the three of us were laughing and joking around all day. We then went to our second location, DC Ranch, to finish up the shoot. It was a blast, and as I’m sure you’ll agree, Chelsee captured some amazing engagement photos for us!

DISTINCTIONS

Party In The Park. Long Distance Love. Childhood Nostalgia.

THE PROFESSIONALS

Photography :: Poppy Seed Photography

LOCATION

Vista Del Camino Park & DC Ranch, Scottsdale, Arizona.

Palm Coast, FLORIDA :: Cheryl & Nina :: Back To Nature // Real LGBT Engagement

:: Back To Nature ::

Submitted and Photographed by :: A. Harris Photography

Cheryl and Nina chose a perfect location for their engagement session pictures… Washington Oaks Garden State Park in Palm Coast, Florida! The ambience was focused on nature; from the acres of formal gardens, to the picturesque boulder-strewn beach. This landscape created an amazing place to relax and enjoy the wonders of nature, all whilst capturing and showcasing the true love shared between Cheryl and Nina!

Distinctions

Nature. Beach. Sunset.

The Professionals

Photographer :: A. Harris Photography

Location

Washington Oaks Garden State Park, Palm Coast, Florida.