LGBTQ WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS NEARBY
Find the best LGBTQ wedding photographer near you. Choose your photographer by location, past experience and customer reviews. Find professional same-sex wedding shutterbug in your area.
Advice From EVOL.LGBT
HOW TO CHOOSE AN LGBTQ WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER?
Before you begin searching for your LGBT wedding photographer, start by defining the style of photography you love. Look up wedding portfolios, and check gay celebrity weddings. Ask around to find photographers other same-sex couples hired. Create a mood board of all the wedding photo styles you love.
Same-sex couples tend to have similar wedding photography preferences as straight ones. So think about timing, how many photographs you want, who gets photo rights, and if packages are customizable. In addition, it helps to make a list of requirements for your special wedding day.
Once you find 2-3 photographers whose look you love, it’s time to learn if your personality clicks. Reach out via EVOL.LGBT’s “Request Quote” feature. It will walk you through the key pieces of info to share. To determine the fit, ask for references from other LGBTQ couples they photographed.
Frequently Asked Questions
Check answers to common questions about choosing a gay and lesbian wedding photographer.
HOW MUCH DOES A WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER COST?
In general, same-sex wedding photographer prices in the U.S. range between $1,150 and $3,000, with the average wedding photographer cost hovering around $2,000.
CAN YOU NEGOTIATE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER PRICES?
Yes, you should try negotiating. However, you need to show that you value good photography and you are not looking for the cheapest LGBT wedding photographer.
Find ways in which a discount can benefit both parties. See if your freelance photographer has downtimes during your scheduled wedding. Ask if they have a location preference (in case you don’t).
DO YOU TIP A QUEER WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER?
As with tipping in general, it’s up to you. If you loved the service, then feel free to tip your cameraman / camerawoman. You could tip $100 or more if you feel so inclined. If there is an assistant, tip the assistant $50 to $75.
WHAT TO ASK A GAY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER?
Ask your wedding photographer about the details like payment schedule, working style of a photographer, arriving and departure plan for a photographer, things photographers focus on, the way in which images will be stored and backed up, retouching details and timeline for processing and delivery. Do they work with other wedding vendors?
DO SATIN WEDDING DRESSES PHOTOGRAPH WELL?
Satin will photograph better when it’s not a pure white. Instead, soften the look with an off-white or ivory. It’ll still look really white in the photos, but without becoming too fluorescent and glaring.
DO YOU NEED TWO PHOTOGRAPHERS AT A WEDDING?
Yes, it is necessary to have 2 people to capture both the bride & groom getting ready if they are in different locations and getting ready at the same time. During your ceremony, it is impossible to capture the bride walking down the aisle and the groom’s reaction to seeing her for the first time.
Wedding photoshoot ideas
Check these eight wedding photoshoot ideas that work great for other LGBTQ couples.
Choose a location that holds significance for you, such as where you had your first date, got engaged, or a place that represents your shared interests or values. Urban settings, natural landscapes, iconic landmarks, or even a favorite coffee shop can create engaging backdrops.
LGBTQ Pride and Symbols
Incorporate LGBTQ pride flags, colors, or symbols in the photo shoot. This can be done through props, clothing accessories, or creatively using lighting and filters to represent the community.
Storytelling through Props
Use props that reflect your hobbies, interests, or shared experiences. This could include books, musical instruments, sports equipment, or other items that hold personal significance.
Incorporate Pet Companions
If you have pets, include them in the photo shoot to capture the bond between you and your furry friends. Pets can add an element of playfulness and joy to the images.
Silhouette or Shadow Play
Explores artistic techniques such as capturing silhouettes or using creative lighting to create intriguing shadows. This can produce visually striking and evocative images.
Candid Moments and Emotions
Encourages the couple to be themselves and capture genuine, candid moments that reflect their love and connection. Focus on capturing the range of emotions throughout the day, from laughter and joy to more intimate and tender moments.
Unique Perspectives and Angles
Experiments with different angles, perspectives, and compositions to add visual interest and create dynamic images. Utilize reflections, mirrors, or unique vantage points to capture the couple in a fresh and unexpected way.
Conceptual Themes or Storytelling
Develop a conceptual theme or narrative for the photoshoot. This could involve recreating scenes from a favorite movie, evoking a specific era or artistic style, or telling a story through a series of images.