5 Tips for Hiring Inclusive Wedding Vendors

5 Tips for Hiring Inclusive Wedding Vendors

We know our Catalyst readers are some of the most progressive couples out there, and the struggle to “stay woke” while navigating this super traditional wedding industry is REAL. Thankfully, one of the easiest ways to have a woke wedding is to book inclusive vendors. But how do you get started? We’ve outlined some steps that can help.

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Latoya Dixon Photography Knows How to Treat Her Clients Like Family

Latoya Dixon Photography Knows How to Treat Her Clients Like Family

We have loved Latoya Dixon for a long, long time. She has been a huge supporter of Catalyst, our keynote speaker at the last {un}convention, and is the leader of The Queen Photographers, who sponsor our Photo of the Week series. But Latoya is more than just a major part of our community, she is also a vendor who knows how to connect with her clients on a very personal level, resulting in some truly amazing photos. That's why we are so thrilled to have her join our vendor directory!

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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 // Asheville Glamping Elopement

Wedding Inspiration // Asheville Glamping Elopement

North Carolina photographer Latoya Dixon and her husband, Lee, are just as gorgeous on the inside as they are on the outside. When I started planning this shoot, I knew they would be perfect for the spot! They had a courthouse elopement and didn't have a big wedding. So, we treated her like a bride. She went dress shopping for the first time with her mom! We had her makeup done on site by my amazing makeup artist friend. It was amazing!

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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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