The first email I actually read when I got back to the states was from Catalyst Wedding Co and it spoke of the importance of inclusion and representation in the wedding industry and supporting figures that are not always flaunted in the mainstream... like brides and grooms of particular color, size, ethnicities or sexual orientation.
As a 2014 bride I remember searching the web and wedding shows for brides that resemble me and found little to few. I remember how that impacted my decision making when planning a wedding and I want something better for future brides.
Now, as a black female wedding photographer, I'm in a position where I can serve and promote brides who may not exactly fit into that mainstream prototype so that all brides (and grooms) can share their love story with an audience who may be looking for exactly what they're doing. I'm also in a position to represent myself and others like me. I'm able to connect with other creatives who are interested in growing in the realm of wedding photography and videography, as well as, motivating each other to leap over similar hurdles that we face and shattering glass ceilings that get in the way.
Me and Garrett tagged along for some behind the scenes videography and moral support. It was a stunning success and we snagged a few photos from the shoot to share with you on this blog. We hope you enjoyed but more importantly, we hope that you took something away from the narrative.
Bridal gown: K & B Bridals http://www.kandbbridals.com
Cake: Cakes by Kakes https://www.instagram.com/cakesbykakes/
Venue location : The Liriodendron Mansion http://www.liriodendron.com
Flowers: Roni’s Roses http://www.ronisroses.com
Make Up: Lashing Out Glam by Shayla Reeves https://www.instagram.com/lashingoutglam/
Veil/Accessories/Jewelry: Faye Daniel Design http://www.fayedanieldesigns.com
Rentals: Party Plus Tents and Rentals https://tenting.com
Linen: Nuage http://nuagedesigns.com
Model: Charlyn Nater https://www.instagram.com/iamcharlynnater/
If you enjoyed these photos and video hight light reel and would love to Meet with us to see how we can add value to your day please contact us at Hello@MegapixelsMedia.coM or here