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kevin & kevin

kevin & kevin

Kevin & Kevin had Photography by Verdi capture their engagement photos as well as their wedding, so you guys get to see both!  First up, their engagement photos at Old Bethpage Village Restoration in New York.  I love all the rustic farm images. Check back for their wedding photos tomorrow!

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emma & amber

emma & amber

This engagement shoot couldn’t be any more perfect for this snowy weather the East Coast has been experiencing over the past week or so!  ENV Photography wrote, “Emma & Amber visited Edmonton from southern California where they currently live to visit Emma’s family for Christmas. A big snowy day is the perfect Canadian way to(…)

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jen & monica

jen & monica

Tiffany Caldwell Photography submitted this absolutely gorgeous beach wedding.  She wrote, “Jen & Monica met me on the wrap around porch of the Addy Sea in Bethany Beach, DE to discuss their upcoming wedding. They were full of joy to be able to have their wedding at the beach and to share this day with(…)

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jacky & daniel

jacky & daniel

Bryan Sargent Photography wrote, “Jacky and Daniel are two British gentlemen who contacted me to have their engagement photos taken while on vacation in New York City. Jacky had visited New York City before, but this was Daniel’s first time, so I also got to put on my “tour guide” hat which I love doing.(…)

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amanda & lauren

amanda & lauren

Nemus Photography submitted these ridiculously gorgeous photos.  I wish I lived in California.  Yup, I do. She wrote, “Amanda and Lauren met while working together in the health care industry. Their loving, caring attitudes at work carry through to their relationship as they clearly are crazy about each other. Though they live in Reno, Lauren’s(…)

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bobby & calvin

bobby & calvin

Bobby & Cal’s stunning engagement photos were submitted by dani.fine photography & image studio.  For those of you who know ptown, you’ll see plenty of familiar locations here!  I love ptown and all of its whimsy – what a great setting for engagement photos! From the photographer: “It was a balmy day in the infamous(…)

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alexander & michael

alexander & michael

This wedding is truly awesome!  Alexander & Michael were the first same sex couple to be married in New York City’s Times Square! I can’t even get over these photos.  I have always wanted to be in Times Square for New Year’s (call me crazy…), but it just seems like one of those once in(…)

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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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