Planning an LGBTQ+ Wedding in Central Florida
There are a lot of things to think about when you’re planning a wedding. The guest list, the dress, the venue…and, of course, the photographer. Choosing a photographer who is not only good at their craft, but also someone you can trust to capture your special day in a way that is true to you and your relationship, is an important task. And if you’re in the LGBTQ+ community, finding a photographer who is LGBTQ+ friendly can be even more challenging. But never fear! We’re here to help. Here are a few tips on how to find an LGBTQ+ friendly wedding photographer. (Pssst…. we’re LGBTQ+ friendly wedding photographers 🙂
Check Their References
When you’re looking for any service provider—photographer or otherwise—it’s always a good idea to check their references. Talk to other LGBTQ+ couples who have used their services and see if they had a positive experience. If the photographer is not listed on any LGBTQ+ specific websites or directories, that’s not necessarily a red flag, but it’s something to consider. Ask the venue for their personal references, chances are they’ve done a couple or three same-sex weddings.
Research Their Online Presence
Nowadays, most businesses have some sort of online presence, whether it’s a website, social media accounts, or both. Also, google map listings that denote if they are a LGBTQ+ friendly business. Take some time to poke around and see what kind of vibe you get from the photographer’s online presence. Are they active on social media? What kinds of things do they post about? Do they make an effort to include diverse couples in their portfolio? These are all things that can give you some insight into whether or not the photographer is truly LGBTQ+ friendly.
Have a Conversation
Of course, the best way to gauge whether or not someone is truly supportive and friendly towards the LGBTQ+ community is to have a conversation with them. When you’re talking with potential photographers, be upfront about your needs and see what kind of response you get. Do they seem open and understanding? Or are they dismissive or judgmental? This should give you a pretty good idea as to whether or not this person is someone you want documenting your big day.
Planning a wedding can be stressful enough without having to worry about finding vendors who will treat you and your partner with respect. We hope these tips will help make the search for an LGBTQ+ friendly wedding photographer just a little bit easier so that you can focus on what’s really important—enjoying every moment of your big day! Here are Live Happy Studio, we treat all couples the same because all love is the same no matter what couple you’re working with. Can’t wait to hear from you!
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