WE ARE COMMITTED TO CELEBRATING COUPLES OF ALL SEXUAL ORIENTATIONS, GENDER IDENTITIES AND EXPRESSIONS, ETHNICITIES, AGES, BODY TYPES, ABILITIES, IMMIGRATION STATUS, AND RELIGIONS, SPIRITUAL BELIEFS.
We believe representation matters, especially in our small corner of social media/website. We’re working to show more BIPOC and LGBTQ+ couples throughout all aspects of our online presence (we know we have room to improve this area). We work towards couples feeling seen, represented, and safe with us at every step of the process.
We will only submit weddings and styled shoots to publications that share the same value for representation.
When we refer you to other vendors (and other photographers/filmmakers when we’re not available), we are committed to referring to those who will serve all couples wholeheartedly.
We are stronger when we have a diversity of educators (and let’s face it, life is just more beautiful when you’re hearing from a variety of voices). We’re committed to only attending conferences and workshops that have intentional diversity in their speakers and panels.
It starts with our family life. We’re committed to teaching our children about their own ethnic identities and culture, how to celebrate differences, and how to challenge hate in the world. We are intentional to not just learn but act against the system and structures that maintain the status quo of patriarchy and white supremacy.
We know we have and will making mistakes along the way. We will apologize, ask for forgiveness, educate ourselves, and do better.
“If you have come here to help me you are wasting your time, but if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.”
LILLA WATSON + ABORINGINAL ACTIVIST GROUP, QUEENSLAND, 1970s
PHOTOGRAPHERS AND FILMMAKERS:
We are committed to continually learning how to best serve you. Some of the resources that we have learned from and recommend are below (we acknowledging that some of you live this reality every day and don’t have a choice to “opt-in” to education). We’ll continue to update this list as we learn more and please don’t hesitate to point us towards resources you’d like us to check out.
- Code Switch (podcast)
- The Conscious Kid (literature for kids)
- Life Kit on talking with children about race (podcast)
- Nice White Parents (podcast)