When I started off my business as a wedding photographer I really had no clue where it would lead me. Over the last 10 years going from shooting small events where I truly had no idea what I was doing, to traditional weddings and finally to more offbeat weddings…well, the least I can say is that it’s been truly rewarding and humbling. As I moved to specialize in less traditional events, one of the many options that came forward were polyamorous weddings.
I admit, I had no idea what polyamorous was for a long time, but as I grew with the non-traditional culture in the wedding world it became more and more clear to me. As soon as I had the opportunity to photograph a polyamorous celebration I knew it would be impactful, to say the least. Many polyamorous clients of mine have chosen to keep their photos and celebrations private, which I respect, because it can be hard to exist in such a binary world when you aren’t living that lifestyle. I’m so thankful to these two and their entire community for letting me be part of this day and even share it here.
What I loved most about this wedding was just how different it felt, and yet the same. I feel like I walked away having learned more and become a better version of myself. I hope to continue to advocate for polyamorous communities throughout the future of my business. What I saw when entering this wedding and spending the day with their friends and family was not what stereotypes would have you believe. I saw genuine love for everyone. I saw deeply committed relationships and communication skills I could only dream of. These are things I left the wedding admiring. It takes a strong person to live in your truth, and to love many rather than one, and do it well.
Anyway, I look forward to so many more polyamorous events in Colorado and the Denver area because these are truly a blessing to be part of and I’m so grateful to share this one as well!