December 3, 2020

Gay Wedding Photographer Baton Rouge | Taylor and Ethan


Gay Wedding Photographer in Baton Rouge | Taylor and Ethan

Would it be cheesy for me to call these two “simply the best”?! When these guys told me that they were planning a surprise elopement, AND THAT IT WOULD BE SCHITT’S CREEK-THEMED, I legit about died.


Taylor and Ethan were originally planning to get married in two years. Becoming increasingly uncertain about their future ability to get married as a gay couple, though, they decided to move the date up. While I was sad at the necessity of their decision… I was not at all sad that I got to fast forward a bit, and document this wedding sooner than expected!

We met to take portraits in a nearby park before the big evening. It was so much fun playing around and getting some cool, artistic portraits for their wedding day! Their back-yard ceremony was all things wonderful, magical and intimate. Surrounded by their closest friends and family, Taylor and Ethan exchanged vows under a beautiful oak tree bedecked with string lights. The tears and the emotion of those moments were so beautiful!

And let me tell you, man–the tears FLOWED when Taylor surprised Ethan with a version of “Simply The Best” that he sang himself for their first dance song.

(BRB, dying *again*)

In all seriousness, though…I’ve been a lucky girl, in this career of mine. I’ve seen measurable success in a lot of ways! The most important metric of success can’t be measured, though. The quality of the people who find me and trust me with their most precious moments, year after year… that’s what matters most. It’s a sad fact, but it needs to be said that LGBTQ+ couples still hold their breath a little, every time they contact a vendor about their wedding day. These couples can never really be 100% certain that they’ll be accepted and celebrated for who they are, when they’re planning the most important day of their lives. That thought just kills me! And that’s why I do a little happy dance every time time a couple in the community finds me and asks me to work with them.

It wasn’t even 5 years ago, that gay marriage was illegal. The simple act of saying, “Hey, I love you. Let’s make this official and build a life together,” was denied to these two (and so many others). I feel so honored that I get to stand on this side of history and create images like these, with people like these. Every photo I take is one step closer to equal visual representation for LGBTQ+ couples, allowing every person to see themselves in online wedding images. I’m so proud of that!

Okay, enough babbling from me – on to Taylor and Ethan’s wedding photos! ♥


Calendar on the couple's wall circling their wedding day
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photo of two men kissing surrounded by reflections and rainbows
gay wedding couple portrait of two men laughing

Okay, so you know I had to include a few funny ones! I love the looks these two give each other. 😂

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ALSO, fun fact: Taylor used to play the prince from Tangled! Doesn’t he look like Flynn here, with his smolder?!

two guys laughing in a train station for wedding portraits
Gay couple wedding day photo in a train station
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I LOVE this cool, funky artistic wedding photo! I adore that Taylor and Ethan were up for ANYTHING I wanted to try – and this shot certainly paid off!

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Yep, had to include this one too – out-takes are my fav. Expect them to be shown off. 😂

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So much Schitt’s Creek! So much happy! 😭😍

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Emotional gay wedding photo in Baton Rouge

When Ethan teared up, I may or may not have *lost my sh!t*

Gay couple reciting their wedding vows

Taylor is an interpreter for the deaf. I really wanted to create a photo that included his community, as he said his vows!

Gay wedding vows under an oak tree at night
Gay wedding couple exchanging rings

Yep, had to include this one, too. 😂

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The exact moment when Ethan realized that the super-special version of “Simply The Best”, sung by Taylor, was playing for their first dance song!

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Looking to document YOUR wedding day? Wanna be like these cool cats and hang with me for it? Let’s chat! 

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