Today we have something special for wedding suppliers!! If you’d like to learn how to make your business inclusive and welcoming for LGBTQ+ clients and get some beautiful images for your portfolio Love For All is the workshop for you! It’s organised by Steph of Stephanie Dreams Photography & Tania of Hire Societes and you can read all about it here!
After working together on an LGTBQ+ styled shoot early this year, we met and started talking more and more about the lack of representation for LGBTQ+ people and what we could do to help.
Fast forward one lockdown later and lots of planning, “Love For All” started. A specific LGBTQ+ Wedding workshop, focussing on both educational seminars and styled shoot section. Allowing participants to both learn and be more knowledgeable and the LGBTQ+ community and capture stunning content for portfolios too.
Although the whole day is focussed for photographers & videographers, the seminars are also great for every supplier within the industry. Learning about language, imagery shared, social media sharing and website forms and contracts.
For the first workshop we had two gorgeous real couples onboard, both of which were planning their own wedding, meaning they’ve been involved personally too.
It was really important to have a space where people could ask questions openly, with honest answers and without any judgment. Being worried about what to ask or how to do things is something that seems to be an issue with any minority group, meaning people just don’t ask or don’t do. This then means that LGBTQ+ models aren’t asked for, content isn’t created around them or forms and websites aren’t changed. Educating yourself and doing something is so important, we may get things wrong, and we are all still learning.
As well as Steph and Robynne sharing information and shared lived experiences from being within the community and the wedding industry, Lisa Vine also did a great talk on social media and how to share best. This focussed particularly on hashtags to use and best wording for captions.
Make sure to follow Love For All on Instagram for all the updates and future workshop dates!
Concept & Head Photographer & Photos: Stephanie Dreams Photography
Stylist/planner: Hire Societes
Venue: Brighton Harbour Hotel
Props: To Have & To Hire Events
Stationery: The Amyverse
Florist: The Vase
Dresses: Dandelions & Pearls
Veil: Rebecca Anne
Hair: Occasion Hair by Megan
Cake: Cake Gallery London
Couple: Tash & Marthe