African American, Christian, and Muslim Traditions Meet in Minneapolis, MN: Glenn + Taara

African American, Christian, and Muslim Traditions Meet in Minneapolis, MN: Glenn + Taara

When I dreamt of a wedding, it looked a lot like the royal wedding from one of my favorite movies: “Coming to America.” My dress came pretty close to that “dramatic” and classic effect. Glenn wanted a classic and sharp look in his black tux — and he nailed it!

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The Queen Photographers // Photo of the Week: Self-Portrait

The Queen Photographers // Photo of the Week: Self-Portrait

This photo, it makes me so proud to be me. It makes feel like I am breathing freely again and it makes me smile. Even better, it makes me EXCITED. Emotion is a huge part of why I love photography and is what motivates me, so to see that I was able to capture myself in such a way  is an amazing feeling.

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Out of the Box Challenge // Diamonds & Pearls

Out of the Box Challenge // Diamonds & Pearls

It didn’t take our team long to get to a point where we felt like we were bending and molding to a pre-existing set of norms surrounding what a wedding is “supposed” to look like. Here we were, a group of incredibly intelligent and progressive women trying to change The Conversation, hitting up against a wall because, as one of the brilliant minds on the team commented, “trying to create something and perform according to the rules of the ‘typical wedding fantasy’ really doesn’t feel very queer at all.”

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Real Couples // Gothic Library Wedding: Nick + Kristin

Real Couples // Gothic Library Wedding: Nick + Kristin

Nick and Kristin were married this past fall in Saint Paul, Minnesota. They chose their wedding venue to be the historic James J. Hill Library because it felt timeless, just like their love for each other. Their wedding style was gothic, crisp, and classic. They will have been together eight years this March!

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Real Couples // Minneapolis Romance: Theresa + Brenda

Real Couples // Minneapolis Romance: Theresa + Brenda

Theresa and Brenda are examples of strong, modern individuals who do great work in the world: Theresa has a PhD in Child Psychology and is a university professor, and Brenda is an MD who practices medicine. This couple lives in Portland (OR) but traveled back home to Minneapolis to get married and celebrate amidst their loved ones. They are the kind of couple that is not only so happy and in love, but they are also incredibly deserving of the happiness and love they have found. They are kind and gentle, and their joy is truly contagious.

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