Civil partnership or gay weddings have become more and more popular over the last few year and I have to say I do enjoy photographing a good gay wedding. Any one who’s been to a few gay wedding where there’s a mix of people will tell you they’re not like any other type of wedding as everyone there have already voted themselves in or out with their views. Therefore all you get is a heightened level of love and affection for the couple which is rare to see in a straight wedding. Colin and Anthony are a really nice couple by anyones standard and I really enjoyed the time we spent getting to know each other prior to the wedding.
It turned out speaking to Colin and Anthony they had been through quite a few venues and menu choices but the one thing they weren’t making any compromise on was their choose of wedding photographers. I didn’t realise that a lot of gay couples will only go to agay photographer and me being a Christian is a definite no no to even approach which would explain why I don’t get lots more. But Colin and Anthony weren’t prepared to go down that path judging each photographer on their own merits, It turns out they’d been through some 400+ photographers before even contacting anyone and whenthey came to see me there was no hesitation in wanting to book me.
Personally I don’t think I am the best wedding photographer in the world, I used to think the reason I got the job was just a balance between quality of my photography and price but when you have couples who don’t have the same restrictions of costs and you’re still being chosen on quality and when your been chosen over photographers half the cost by clients who find funds hard to come by it’s hard not to be flattered.
It just shows the extent people will go to when looking for their wedding photographer.