MENU

Books & Magazines 


Whether you are planning your wedding, you are a professional photographer who has never shot a gay wedding or you want to find out more about the LGBT community through photography, here we provide some handy books for you to consider.

 

Getting Groomed: The Ultimate Wedding Planner for Gay Grooms

by Jason Mitchell

Finally, a fun wedding organizer for gay grooms! Packaged in a sleek two-ring binder that will slip easily into a messenger bag or briefcase, this planner covers every aspect of the event so the big day goes off without a hitch. Focusing on the details of the celebration and steering away from the politics of gay marriage, 
Getting Groomed offers a refreshing approach to readers planning a wedding or commitment ceremony. Couples will learn how to set a budget, organize the guest list, design invitations, dress and style for the big day, and much more. With fill-in worksheets, pockets for stashing important forms and contracts, a master timeline, and plenty of wit and charm, this elegant planner is the resource—and perfect gift—for stylish grooms-to-be. Shipped from United States

More info here

 
  

The New Art of Capturing Love: The Essential Guide to Lesbian and Gay Wedding Photography

by Kathryn Hamm  (Author), Thea Dodds  (Author)

These are exciting times for marriage equalitybut capturing memorable LGBTQ portraits requires a novel approach to posing, which until now has been nearly exclusively oriented toward pairing a taller man in black with a smaller woman in white. What works for Jack and Jill won’t necessarily work for Jack and Michael, let alone Jill and Louise. The New Art of Capturing Love shatters the “old standards” of wedding and engagement photography by showing how inappropriate they can be for today’s diverse couples, then shares easy-to-implement poses and techniques that can be applied to any couple (and wedding party), no matter their orientations, to create lasting memories.

Featuring a collection of more than 180 same-sex portraits from 46 photographers, this guide is proudly the first—and most comprehensive—of its kind. Whether you are a wedding photographer looking to enter this burgeoning market, or a gay or lesbian couple looking 
for visual inspiration, these gorgeous images will both instruct and inspire. Shipped from United States

More info here
   

The Lesbian Couple's Guide to Wedding Planning: Everything You Need to Know About Planning Your Dream Wedding

by Bernadette Coveney Smith  (Author)

With same-sex marriage becoming legal in more states, many lesbian couples are making the biggest decision of their lives to get married! In order to ensure the ceremony and reception go off without a hitch, who should they turn to? As the nation's leading same-sex wedding expert, Bernadette Coveney Smith provides all the essential information that lesbians need in order to have the wedding of their dreams. Coveney Smith gives lesbian couples advice on everything from setting priorities and organizing their budget to involving parents and family (or not!) in the planning process. In this comprehensive 12-month wedding-countdown format, Coveney Smith shows how to plan for a wide range of weddings for all budgets and styles from casual to formal. With more than 125 beautiful color photographs to provide added inspiration, The Lesbian Couple's Guide to Wedding Planning is the go-to resource for engaged lesbian couples everywhere!


 
 

The Invisibles: Vintage Portraits of Love and Pride. Gay Couples in the Early Twentieth Century

by Sebastien Lifshitz (Author)

A charming collection of vintage photos of gay couples privately and often secretly celebrating their relationships. This volume is a unique collection of photographs of gay couples from 1900 to 1960. While this is a time many now regard as the deeply closeted "dark ages," these photos show gay couples who were clearly out (at least for a moment)-some camping it up for the cameras while others in loving or clearly domestic poses. These photographs were discovered and collected by the author at flea markets and garage sales, the names of the subjects and their photographers lost to time. He was intrigued by the fact that the pictures show couples posed hand in hand, revealing happiness, serenity, and a surprising air of freedom so unlike the image of gays suffering in secret or fighting for their rights. This unique collection inspired Sebastien Lifshitz to restore to these nameless couples their voices in his documentary movie The Invisibles for which he was awarded the Cesar Award for Best Documentary in 2013.


   

We Do: A Celebration of Gay and Lesbian Marriage

by Gavin Newsom (foreword) (Author), Amy Rennert (Author)

First comes love, then comes marriageunless, of course, you're gay. But when San Francisco's mayor, Gavin Newsom, ordered City Hall to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples on February 12th, thousands of gays and lesbians from around the world lined up to take their vows, inspiring other cities to follow suit. As intense public debate continues, We Do is an intimate portrait of these history-making weddings. A many-splendored thing, love is captured here in all its joy and diversity. Drawing on ceremonies from around the country, here are weddings both traditional and unconventional, whether the brides and grooms are in flowing white gowns, business suits, or blue jeans. The result is a touching album of happy couples, from the two lesbians who've been together 51 years to dads with babes in arms. A joyful celebration, We Do stands witness to the fact that we are all created equal in love.

More info here

 
 

The Essential Guide to Gay and Lesbian Weddings 

by Tess Ayers  (Author), Paul Brown (Author)
Wedding planning is never easy―but for gay and lesbian couples, it presents unique challenges. On top of watching the budget and wrangling your family, you may be wondering: How should we word the invitations? Who can perform the ceremony? What should we say to those who ask, “...why?”

This trusty guide―first published when legal same-sex marriage was just a dream―tackles all that and more. Tess Ayers and Paul Brown explain how to get the planning out of the way so you can enjoy your special day! Here are tips on finding the perfect venue, vows, outfits, cake, kit, and caboodle, as well as:

• Creative workarounds (Have you considered a home wedding?)
• Budget-friendly shortcuts (Supplement the tiered cake with a sheet cake.)
• The latest trends (How to buck the traditions that don’t work for you.)
• And sage wisdom, with a wink! (Rule #1: If you invite them, they may come!)

 
 

The Business of Gay Weddings: A Guide for Wedding Professionals

by Bernadette Coveney Smith  (Author)

Same-sex weddings present unique challenges (and joys) to those in the wedding industry. Let's face it - not all of us know how to plan a "gay wedding." But laws are beginning to change across the country and around the world and you must be prepared to reach this market. The Business of Gay Weddings is an intensive, practical guide designed to help you understand the LGBT wedding market, sharing best practices from hundreds of gay and lesbian weddings. The book covers topics such as laws and policies affecting same-sex couples, LGBT wedding data, trends, traditions and more.



   

Magazines


   

Gay Wedding & Marriage Magazine

Summer 2016

Gay Weddings and Marriage Magazine goes beyond wedding day tips to address the needs of LGBTQ families and marriage. Advice from wedding coordinators experienced in LGBTQ ceremonies are mingled with tools from marriage counselors to make a relationship successful. GWM also addresses the family planning needs of so many LGBTQ couples with columns regarding adoption, foster care, surrogacy, and more.


    

Gay Wedding & Marriage Magazine

Spring 2016

Gay Weddings and Marriage Magazine goes beyond wedding day tips to address the needs of LGBTQ families and marriage. Advice from wedding coordinators experienced in LGBTQ ceremonies are mingled with tools from marriage counselors to make a relationship successful. GWM also addresses the family planning needs of so many LGBTQ couples with columns regarding adoption, foster care, surrogacy, and more.


   

Gay Wedding & Marriage Magazine

Winter 2015

Gay Weddings and Marriage Magazine goes beyond wedding day tips to address the needs of LGBTQ families and marriage. Advice from wedding coordinators experienced in LGBTQ ceremonies are mingled with tools from marriage counselors to make a relationship successful. GWM also addresses the family planning needs of so many LGBTQ couples with columns regarding adoption, foster care, surrogacy, and more.


   

Gay Wedding & Marriage Magazine

Fall 2015

Gay Weddings and Marriage Magazine goes beyond wedding day tips to address the needs of LGBTQ families and marriage. Advice from wedding coordinators experienced in LGBTQ ceremonies are mingled with tools from marriage counselors to make a relationship successful. GWM also addresses the family planning needs of so many LGBTQ couples with columns regarding adoption, foster care, surrogacy, and more.


   

Gay Wedding & Marriage Magazine

Summer 2015

Gay Weddings and Marriage Magazine goes beyond wedding day tips to address the needs of LGBTQ families and marriage. Advice from wedding coordinators experienced in LGBTQ ceremonies are mingled with tools from marriage counselors to make a relationship successful. GWM also addresses the family planning needs of so many LGBTQ couples with columns regarding adoption, foster care, surrogacy, and more.


   

Gay Wedding & Marriage Magazine

Spring 2015

Gay Weddings and Marriage Magazine goes beyond wedding day tips to address the needs of LGBTQ families and marriage. Advice from wedding coordinators experienced in LGBTQ ceremonies are mingled with tools from marriage counselors to make a relationship successful. GWM also addresses the family planning needs of so many LGBTQ couples with columns regarding adoption, foster care, surrogacy, and more.




Subscribe to our Newsletter

Australia's first and only gay & lesbian wedding directory.