A beautiful retro inspired same sex wedding in Melbourne. Dolly and Annie held their wedding at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Melbourne with their reception at the NGV.
Same sex Gay Lesbian wedding photography
WHO IS THIS FOR?
Throughout the year of 2018 I'm offering a very special "micro package" for all those lovely folk who are already, in everyone's eyes except the law's (until very recently of course!!) already married. It's designed for couples who just want to make things official, and is extended to everyone, not just the LGBTQIA+ community. If you are looking for traditional all day coverage I recommend have a look at the FAQ page.
Included is up to 3 hours of coverage, which is just enough time for a quick ceremony/ signing, as well as group photos with your family and friends, and a photo session with just the two of you. All images are individually edited, come in both colour and black and white, as well as high resolution for printing and small copies for sharing online with friends.
ARE YOU AVAILABLE FOR OUR DATE?
Date's are available throughout the year, from the 9th of January onwards. Weekdays, evenings, and mornings are all perfectly ok. I am making this package available in addition with my already booked 2018 weddings and have already had a lot of interest in this type of coverage so please contact me as soon as you are able to to secure your date.
HOW DO WE FIND OUT MORE?
It's easy! You can contact me here for my availability and a detailed price list.
LGBTQIA+ photography giveaway
WOOHOO!! LET'S CELEBRATE
To celebrate the recent YES vote I'm offering all of my LGBTQIA+ couples a special opportunity to win a Lovebirds portrait/engagement session in a location of your choice.
WHAT'S THE GO?
Together we can plan a location that suits you, anywhere within two hours travel time from Melbourne. Perhaps you love exploring the quirky little laneways around your local coffee hub, or have an affinity with open country, long grass and endless skies. It's entirely up to you, I will help choose and plan a location that is just right for you both.
The session will take place on an evening between December the 4th and December the 18th at around 7pm and will last for about an hour so keep yourself free on this date! You will receive between 40 and 60 curated and edited high res. images on USB, along with some sneaky gift prints to get you started. You'll have exclusive access to print enlargements and albums at 25% off as well! And yes, your Furbabies are welcome to come along too :)
HOW DO I ENTER?
1.follow @bonavitaphotography on Instagram or Facebook if you're not already
2. like the "YES!! Let's celebrate! " post
3. share the love- in the comments section tag 2 of your LGBTQIA+ mate's who would love to be in on this as well.
The lucky winners will be chosen at random and will be announced Friday evening on the 1/12/17.
THE PESKY FINE PRINT
Engagement session will take place on an evening between December 4 and 18, 2017 at an agreed location within 2 hours travel time from Melbourne. Winner's must be available for this date. Date may change at the photographer's discretion if weather if unfavourable. This prize is not redeemable for cash. Competition runs from 8pm 19/11/17 - 8pm 1/12/17.
Same sex engagement portraits at Cape Schank
Cool salty air rushed past my face, messing my hair and fizzing my skin. The sun was sitting heavy and low. Walking ahead of me, two boys, hand in hand, together for nearly a decade now.
A small smile on my face. A strange mix of happy and sad at the same time. The knowing that one, two, three, four decades ago this engagement session would not have been possible.
For their story is mine too. And I was overcome with emotion- for all that has gone before, to get us to where we are today- where two people who love each other can choose to marry.
For every time Daniel and Gaetano had walked in public, hand in hand with an intrinsic sense of 'otherness' and 'difference'.
For all the lovely young LGBTIQA+ couples today, who know this feeling just a little less.
For future generations who, hopefully, will not have to 'come out' at all- because it just isn't a big deal.
Laughter carried on the breeze and the whack of a wave against a million grains of sand grounded me. I looked up. Two people in love were laughing, Daniel was leading Gaetano by the hand, helping him over rocks to just the right vantage point.
'For all that has gone before', I thought, as I walked, one foot in front of the other towards them.
Daniel and Gaetano's engagement session is also featured over on Groom and Guy. You can see more of their day here.