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Duccio Argentini, Florence, Italy Wedding Photographer

Saturday, January 2nd, 2016

Duccio Argentini

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Duccio Argentini, Italian photographer, his deep love for the art of photography urged him to turn his life-long hobby into a profession. The training that this kind of photography taught him allows him to give his wedding photo services a very personal touch, comparable more to fashion photography than to classical posing wedding services.

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Crossan Studios LLC, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Crossan Studios LLC

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We provide candid photography for Gay and Lesbian parties/events, portraits and weddings. Beach and outdoor weddings can be challenging to photograph and we specialize in them. With over 25 yrs. of professional photography experience we place an emphasis on customer service and client satisfaction. We’ll travel to your location wherever needed. Please feel free to call and discuss your event and we will work you up a custom quote for photography.

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Halbright Photography, Berkeley, California

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

Halbright Photography

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I’m so happy that Marriage Equality has finally come to our country – it’s about time! It’s a privilege for me to witness couples coming together in marriage and I do so in a non-obtrusive and beautiful way. Capturing the special sweet moments that would otherwise be missed!

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Studio A Images, New York City

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

Studio A Images

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I see myself as a storyteller with a camera. Every couple has a story, and I want to depict your unique love story. I love love in all its forms and I utilize my experience as a former photojournalist while shooting events to keep things real to life.

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Italian Photographer May Sue Party for Misuse of Pro Equality Photo

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

After a far right wing group in Italy stole his photograph to create an anti-gay ad, a photographer is considering suing.

Italy Anti Gay Ad

The Advocate reports:

An Italian photographer has threatened to sue a conservative political party for misusing a photo — he originally shot it for a newspaper article supporting adoption rights for same-sex couples, but the right-wing group used it in a campaign opposing such rights. The photographer, famous for shooting a series of Benetton ads, contends the political party did not secure his permission to use the image, but more importantly, objects to how the party used it, according to Italian English-language news site The Local. “The photo was used in the opposite way [it was intended],” Oliviero Toscani told Italian news agency Ansa. “[Originally,] there were editorial photos to explain the various possibilities of a family for a French newspaper.” Instead, Toscani said, Italy’s conservative Fratelli d’Italia party “used the photos in an ignorant way, like they are.”

These anti-gay groups seem to have a history of stealing photographs – remember this one from Colorado? Or this time that NOM stole a lesbian couple’s photo? Or this time when the president of Poland stole a gay couple’s video?

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USA, New Mexico: Alliance Defending Freedom Petitions Supreme Court in Photographer’s Case

Saturday, November 9th, 2013

US Supreme CourtThe case of a New Mexico photographer who refused to photograph a gay couple’s wedding may now go to the US Supreme Court.

Joe.My.God reports:

The anti-gay Alliance Defending Freedom today petitioned the US Supreme Court to hear the appeal of New Mexico’s Elane Photography, the most-cited case in the boogeyman war against same-sex marriage despite the fact that New Mexico does not presently have legalized same-sex marriage. Via SCOTUSblog:

On the premise that taking photos is a form of story-telling — recall the old idea about how many words a picture is worth — an Albuquerque studio on Friday asked the Supreme Court to protect its owners from having to send the message that the uniting of same-sex couples in marriage-like ceremonies is acceptable. The new case of Elane Photography v. Willock does not ask the Court to rule on any right of gays and lesbians to marry, but it does seek a decision on how far a state may go to protect same-sex couples from discrimination in the marketplace.

As Joe points out, New Mexico doesn’t yet have marriage equality. It’s one thing to allow a church to decide who it will marry. It’s quite another to allow a business to do the same – would we be ok if the photographer had turned away an interracial couple instead, because she didn’t believe the races should mix?

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USA, New Mexico: Photographer Who Refused to Work With Gay Couple Appeals to US Supreme Court

Saturday, September 14th, 2013

US Supreme CourtThat photographer in New Mexico who refused to photograph a gay wedding is asking the US Supreme Court to hear her case.

Joe.My.God reports:

An Albuquerque couple who operate their commercial photography business on Christian religious principles will ask the Supreme Court to give them constitutional protection for their views favoring traditional marriage, their lawyers said on Wednesday. The case, if accepted by the Court, would give the Justices a chance to sort out how gay rights laws passed by states are enforced against those who hold the view that marriage is only for a man and a woman. Although the case does not involve state authority to allow or deny same-sex marriage, it could be the first new case related to that issue to reach the Court since its first foray into that constitutional controversy last Term. The case, from the New Mexico Supreme Court, is Elane Photography v. Willock.

She’s been rebuffed at every level so far. It ill be interesting to see if the Court even takes the case.

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Gay Life Photography, San Francisco

Saturday, July 20th, 2013

Gay Life Photography - San FranciscoPeriodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding.

Gay Wedding Photography / Videography in San Francisco, CA, USA. Photographing Gay and Lesbian life for 35 years and available for your wedding day! I specialize in mini packages (2-5 hours) and will capture the essence of your day, your way. Photojournalistic style and an ability to focus on what is uniquely yours on this day of celebration. Working with couples with many years together or just starting–looking behind us as well as ahead.

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New Mexico, USA: State Supreme Court Hears Case of Photographer Who Refused to Work With Gay Couple

Monday, March 11th, 2013

New MexicoThe New Mexico Supreme Court is hearing the case of a photographer who was sued for refusing to photograph a lesbian couple’s wedding. LGBTQ Nation reports:

In a case that tests anti-discrimination protection for gays, a religious rights group told the New Mexico Supreme Court on Monday that a photographer who declined to shoot the commitment ceremony of a lesbian couple was exercising her rights to free speech and artistic freedom. The First Amendment should exempt Elaine Huguenin and her Albuquerque business, Elane Photography, from state laws prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation, Jordan Lorence of the Alliance Defending Freedom told the high court. He said gay marriage is against the photographer’s religious beliefs, and she should not be required to promote a message that violates her conscience.

And remember, New Mexico doesn’t even recognize marriage equality or civil unions.

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Maryland, USA: Shooting Same Sex Weddings “Awkward”, Photographer Says

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Shooting Same Sex Weddings "Awkward", Maryland Photographer SaysSame-sex marriage becomes legal in Maryland next week, and oh it’s going to take some getting used to. How about the horror of having to photograph two men or two women for a wedding ceremony. Apparently one anonymous photog has a professional problem with the aesthetics of it:

“John Zito, president of the Maryland Wedding Professionals Association, said he knows of a wedding photographer who “didn’t feel comfortable” taking same-sex couples’ photos because he was unaccustomed to posing two grooms or two brides together. Zito would not identify the photographer.

“I’m a photographer by trade myself, and I’ve done a couple of commitment ceremonies, and it is kind of awkward,” Zito said. “When you have two men, I don’t know how to pose them, and this person didn’t know how to provide them the same services [as he would provide straight couples] if they didn’t know how to pose them.”

Authored By Pam Spaulding – See the Full Story at Pam’s House Blend

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