Querétaro, México :: When Love Is Pure, Magic Happens // Real LGBTQ Engagement

:: When Love Is Pure, Magic Happens ::

Photographed by :: Marcos Valdés Fotógrafo

These two ladies had an engagement session that was nothing short of magical! The shoot took place in Querétaro, México, in a perfect spot that allowed the photographer to capture some beautiful images of these two beautiful ladies.

The session began in the woods, where they were completely surrounded by tall trees; the perfect landscape for some natural and intimate photographs. It was then time to incorporate another element of nature to the session; water.

They finished up their engagement session by a small lake just outside of the woods. You can feel the love that these two have for each other, it is captured in each and every image. As Marcos says himself:

“When love is pure, magic happens.”

He certainly captured one magical engagement session.


Nature. Love Is Love. Same-Sex Engagement Session.


Photography :: Marcos Valdés Fotógrafo


Querétaro, México

Snohomish, WA :: A Bohemian Glam Wedding // Styled Shoot

:: A Bohemian Glam Wedding ::

Submitted & Photographed by :: GSquared Weddings

The Lookout Lodge is an amazing wooded venue nestled deep in Snohomish, in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. We chose to play off of the surroundings and create something different from the normal rustic country inspired wedding. The theme for this styled shoot was ‘A Bohemian Glam Wedding’.

We especially love the rich tones, unusual bouquet, and the fact that it rained, on and off, throughout the shoot. The vendors involved executed the vision impeccably.


Styled Shoot. Bohemian Bride. Country Glam.


Photography :: GSquared Weddings
Venue :: The Lookout Lodge
Apparel {Bride} :: Estelle’s Bridal Suite
Floral :: Flowers by Karen
Shoot Coordinator :: Thrifty Beginnings
Decor Rental :: Sweet Buffet Lady
Hair :: Olive & Opal
Make-Up :: Shear Heaven Bridal Makeup & Hair NW
Chalk Artist :: Champagne & Chalk
Handlettering/Etching :: Craft Works Design
Cake :: Sweet Nothings Custom Cakes


Snohomish, Washington, USA.



Concord, NORTH CAROLINA :: Little Red Riding Hood & The Huntsman // Justin & Bridgit // Real Wedding

:: Little Red Riding Hood & The Huntsman ::

Submitted and Photographed by :: Ellen of Due West Photography

Both Justin and Bridgit are incredibly creative people, and I knew their wedding was going to be beautiful and unique to their personalities. I love weddings where you can see the love, excitement and effort that the couple have poured into it, and this was the most personalized wedding I’ve ever seen.

They went with a Little Red Riding Hood and the Huntsman theme, and it was beyond anything I could have imagined! The venue was perfect (cozy and in the middle of the woods) and the decorations were out of a fairy tale. This wedding was an accumulation of an absolutely giddy couple who were delighted about their wedding, two incredible families and some seriously amazing bridesmaids and groomsmen who really took the day to the next level.

Everything seemed to cooperate with this wedding, even the weather; the rain held off just long enough for the ceremony and couple shots, and the woods were vibrant green and smelled incredible from the storm the day before. It cooled the temperature down perfectly on what would have otherwise been a typical hot and muggy North Carolina September day. And most importantly, it could not have been more obvious how happy everyone was for Justin and Bridgit. This was one of those weddings that reminds me why I do this, and why this is one of the best jobs in the world.

If you’re thinking this beautiful couple look familiar, you may have spotted their ‘Roadtrip Romance’ engagement shoot on our blog before! Take a peek here.


Nature. Creativity. Fairytale.


Venue :: Farm at Brusharbor
Photography :: Due West Photography 
Apparel {Bride} :: Nordstrom 
Hair :: Jessica Nicole Myers with Ashleigh P Hair Studio 
Makeup :: Megan Deputy Cooper 
Apparel {Groom} :: Gentleman’s Emporium
DJ :: DJ Marty
Cake :: Ruthie Fernandez at SoDelish


Concord, North Carolina.



Jamul, CALIFORNIA :: Freedom To Love // Real LGBT Wedding

:: Freedom To Love ::

Submitted and Photographed by :: Creative Weddings by Amy

It doesn’t rain in southern California often (especially in the past few years), but when it does – we embrace it as best we know how.

We spent several months working on the details for the Freedom to Love photo shoot and when the gray skies and rain clouds rolled in, it surprisingly gave us an element of enchantment that we weren’t expecting.

See how these two brides embraced not only the weather this day, but each other. You’ll also see a beautifully denim decorated sweetheart table, featuring specialty flatware, a unique ladder alter with love and touch in every detail and a one of a kind dress from Archive Bridal.


Beautiful Brides. Enchantment. Freedom to Love.

The Professionals

Photography :: Creative Weddings by Amy
Apparel (Denim striped gown and white lace fit/flare) :: Archive Bridal 
Apparel (Blue dress and white dress) :: D’Marie Couture
Tablescape & Coordination of Shoot :: Simply Elegant Weddings
Rentals :: Lauren Sharon Vintage Rentals & Design
Rentals (Marquee Letters) :: SociaLights
Venue :: The Bradford Ranch
Beauty :: The Doll Service


Jamul, California.



Sedona, ARIZONA :: Vanessa & Desi :: Nature & Nostalgia // Real LGBT Engagement

:: Nature & Nostalgia ::

Submitted and Photographed by :: Cristina of MRSter Approved – DePoy Studios

The couples wanted to recreate the first time they said I love you.

They left a party in their little black dresses and took a nice drive with just the two of them.


Nostalgia. LBD’s. Nature.

The Professionals

Photographer :: MRSter Approved – DePoyStudios


Sedona, Arizona.

Charlotte, NORTH CAROLINA :: Justin & Bridgit :: Roadtrip Romance // Real Engagement

:: Roadtrip Romance ::

Submitted and Photographed by :: Due West Photography

I’d known Bridgit for a long time, and was absolutely thrilled when she and Justin asked me to do their engagement and wedding photos. They had the fantastic idea of going on a little roadtrip for the shoot! Coffee and a few good playlists later and we wound up at a gorgeous mountain near Badin, where we climbed over many a log and frolicked through many a grassy field. The second stop was my back yard! My parents live in the countryside near some beautiful pine forests, and Bridgit and Justin loved the idea. By this time the sun was setting, and the light coming through the pines was a perfect setting.

It was such a fun day. They both have infectiously happy personalities and were an honor to capture in their joy. I’m unfathomably excited for their upcoming wedding, and the opportunity of documenting it.


Roadtrip. Mountains. Pine Forests.

The Professionals

Photographer :: Due West Photography


Charlotte, North Carolina.

San Diego, CALIFORNIA :: Woodsy Engagement Shoot // Real LGBT Engagement

:: Woodsy Engagement Shoot ::

Submitted and Photographed by :: Jenavieve of Jenavieve Belair Photography

Megan and Katie are madly in love and couldn’t be any more adorable.

The three of us ventured into the woods of San Diego and found ourselves along a river and deep in a forest. We spent the day shooting and running around as happy as could be.

I had so much fun watching and capturing the two being crazy in love. We ended the day in the streets of Julian with a hot coffee and apple pie!


Woods. River. Forest. Crazy in Love.

The Professionals

Photography :: Jenavieve Belair Photography
Ladies in Love :: Katie Johnson and Megan Christofferson


San Diego, California, USA.

ARIZONA :: Magnificent Obsession // Styled Shoot

:: Magnificent Obsession ::

Submitted by :: Malori Maeva of Hoot & Holler

This shoot was all about capturing a really simple, straightforward kind of love. The idea was that two gorgeous women ran away to the woods to elope in an intimate ceremony. An officiant presided over the styled ceremony then the ladies had a quiet, cozy night in – the first of their married life. The next morning, they took time to cook a hearty breakfast and enjoyed it on the patio of the cabin in the crisp morning air. This shoot was about love. We hope it’s just as inspirational for your big day as it was to create!


Styled Shoot. Simple Love. Same-sex Elopement.

The Professionals

Photography :: Amy Frances Photography
Submitted and Florals by :: Hoot & Holler
Hair and Makeup :: Normadic Arte
Catering :: Brendan McCaskey – Jar of Buttons
Models :: Sara Jihan Fassil and Taylor Miller
Apparel (Dresses) :: Katie Jean Designs
Apparel (Shirts) :: Hello Apparel