What Happens to Boudoir When We Banish the Male Gaze

What Happens to Boudoir When We Banish the Male Gaze

We at Catalyst want to celebrate bodies of all types, and for folks that are queer, trans, and genderfluid or non-binary, these bride-centric ideas of femininity that have come with bridal boudoir simply don’t apply. That doesn’t mean we want to banish boudoir. Quite the contrary, in fact. We want to see it reclaimed.

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Meet Our {un}convention Keynote Speaker: Latoya Dixon Smith

Meet Our {un}convention Keynote Speaker: Latoya Dixon Smith

Latoya is someone who wears many different hats, but wears them all flawlessly. She is a mechanical engineer, photographer, mother, and leader of The Queen Photographers, a community for women of color photographers based in South Carolina. Latoya and co-founder Sierra Collins organized The Queen Photographers in Greenville back in 2015 and quickly expanded with local chapters in North Carolina and Georgia. 

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Wedding Inspiration // Best Friends in Love: Cammie + Marie

Wedding Inspiration // Best Friends in Love: Cammie + Marie

These ladies are a beautiful couple madly in love. They were just friends for years, both dating other people. When they both found themselves single, a love blossomed. Both are simply divine people...and both are hilarious. The shoot was a blast. Cammie is a coach and is back in school. Marie is an area food safety and nutrition agent. They live together in a cute lil' house in Greenville, South Carolina.

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Wedding Inspiration // Treehouse Mystery Love Story

Wedding Inspiration // Treehouse Mystery Love Story

Groom (Henry) and Bride (Alex) had been friends since childhood. Their names were taken from the children's book series, Boxcar Children, where one book is titled Treehouse Mystery. After high school, Alex ran off to the city to lead a life of freedom from the confines of their small hometown, while Henry stayed behind. She eventually realized she missed the freedom, a different kind, that only the country provided her, so she came back home and reconnected with Henry. They rekindled an old fire with each others' fun-loving spirits like they were kids again. 

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