When you hear the name Bethlehem, most people immediately think of a city near Jerusalem, the religious affiliations tied to that part of the world, along with the Christmas season and holiday events associated with it. However, that is not the only Bethlehem! There is also a popular city known as Bethlehem right in Pennsylvania, and the
Imagine it - a couple has finally reached the point where they have reached the point in their relationship where they have decided the time is right to declare their love and fulfill their commitment to each other by moving beyond engagement and planning the next step - their wedding. This is even more poignant when the
With the emergence of a more forceful LGBTQ+ community, coupled with efforts to expand and secure the equal rights members of this community are entitled to, there continues to be a focus on ensuring the LGTQ+ individuals are not excluded from securing the services they want or need due to discrimination. Vendors and the LGBTQ+ Community need
Okay! Many of the previous blogs were some background knowledge on terms you may want to know, the way we use language, and LGBTQ+ allyship in action. So, they were more geared towards education and vendors. But let’s have some fun with LGBTQ+ inclusive wedding planning ideas! Here's a little back story about me. I started planning my
As photographers, many of us have probably searched for all different types of posing ideas from cute, to elegant, to unique. But we've also constantly seen examples of hetero-normative photographing and posing, rather than with LGBTQ+ couples. Which then has also led to some…interesting questions. No doubt, some of these questions are well meaning, but clunky nonetheless.
There is SO much information that can be given about becoming inclusive and affirming, and there are so many resources about it. But before continuing on with some ways you can be inclusive, many people like to know some of the most commonly used terms. I’m going to share terms and definitions that you are likely to
In 2022 we are happy that the LGBTQ+ community has made a lot of progress in positive visibility and protections in the past few decades. However, we are also well aware that not everybody is supportive, let alone affirming. In 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriages in all 50 states with the court ruling Obergefell
There are many beautiful settings in Pennsylvania for a couple to consider when planning a big event such as a wedding. Additionally there are many other aspects to be considered just as important, such as the choice of the perfect photographer to capture all the special moments that are going to happen on such a special day.
There are many unique and interesting venues in Philadelphia. They serve as the backdrop to various events, such as corporate events, training seminars, casual meeting gatherings, and others. But very prominent on the scene are wedding receptions. These are joyous events that gather family and friends to celebrate with a loving couple their special day of commitment
The Best of 2021 - Introduction It's hard to believe with the Thanksgiving celebrations now past us that coming on fast and furious is the month of December and with it the end of 2021! Where did the time go?! The year has been chock full of activity for many people, and J&J Studios and owner John Ryan