Celebrate Equality: Win Wedding Photography by Robin Roemer for Your Gay Wedding!!!

As a queer woman and a professional wedding photographer, marriage equality is very near and dear to my heart. Over the past eight years, I’ve photographed over 300 weddings, witnessing a very important and memorable day in the lives of many well-deserving happy couples. I love my job, but part of me will always feel a little sad every time I pick up my camera because I can’t legally marry in my own state of New York.

The news Friday from Albany changes my feelings about being a New York-based wedding photographer significantly and I look forward to what I anticipate to be a lot of same-sex weddings over the next few years. And although we all want and expect to see same-sex marriage be protected under federal law, I want to do something to celebrate my home state and give back to my community and couples so deserving of documentation of their weddings/unions.

So…

In celebration of New York Marriage Equality and in recognition of same-sex unions everywhere —

I’m giving away free wedding photography to one gay or lesbian couple valued at $4000.

Please feel free to view my recent wedding photography at www.robinroemerweddings.com and decide if you would like to enter the contest by emailing me at robin@autostraddle.com.

Requirements:

+ You must be a gay couple with serious plans of marriage/an actual wedding date in 2011 or 2012.

+ All ages and locations welcome. (If you’re outside the New York Metro area, you’ll need to be able to pay my travel expenses.)

Submit:

+ A photograph of the two of you together

+ Your story (400 words or less why you should be the winning couple)

+ The location of your wedding gala/party/backyard BBQ

+ The date of your wedding.

The deadline for entries is July 25th. The top five couples are picked based on your unique and charming stories and my availability, of course. These five couples’ photos and stories will be shared on Autostraddle.com, where readers will be able to vote for the winning couple.

The couple who wins will be featured in a post on Autostraddle.com following their wedding so our readers can witness their celebration through photography.

My work has been published in the New York Magazine Weddings Issue, WellWed New York, Brides New York, Manhattan Bride and various other media outlets. I’ve also worked for MTV and corporate clients such as Levi Strauss & Co and Disney on Broadway.  You can see more weddings as well as commercial work on my website.

Also. Also. Also: A signed copy of the book, The Green Bride Guide: How to Create an Earth-Friendly Wedding on Any Budget by Kate L. Harrison, and a gift certificate for a $250 shopping spree to their Green Wedding Registry to the winning couple from Green Bride Guide– the largest online resource for eco-friendly wedding ideas, products and services.

AND!


+ A personalized wedding ceremony valued at $850-$1,000 provided by Elizabeth Phaire, Life-Cycle Celebrant & Wedding Officiant.

Robin specializes in entertainment, lifestyle and portrait photography. She's also a Creative Producer, Director of Photography and co-owner of Scheme Machine Studios LLC, her production company based in Los Angeles. Robin loves shooting for TV and film and has worked with media companies like Legendary Pictures and Viacom. She shot and directed the Pride campaign for Google called #ThisIsFamily. Robin has had the pleasure of working on national campaigns for companies like Dove and Levis, and had the unique opportunity to shoot for non-profits and initiatives such as The Black List, Save the Children, Move to End Violence, Have a Hart Day, and The Clinton Global Initiative. She is most proud of the work she has done with organizations such as The Ad Council and RAINN working on national impact campaigns. Her celebrity roster includes Cyndi Lauper, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, The B-52s, Keri Hilson, JB Smoove, Tegan and Sara, Margaret Cho, The B-52’s, Andreja Pejic, and many more. She was there for Autostraddle’s birth and proudly served as A-Camp co-director for many years.

Robin has written 82 articles for us.

40 Comments

  1. brb, typing up the incredibly true story of me & two tables in love.

    but seriously, this is amazing. i can’t wait to see the top five happy couples and then the winnaaaars on the big day! they’re gonna be some hella lucky homogays with kickass pics of the day, most definitely 😀

  2. What’s the deadline to enter? My partner & I are definitely going to be getting married, but we don’t have a date or location or anything yet! We weren’t even considering a wedding before Friday night so we’ve got a lot of planning to do still, haha. 🙂

  3. Ohmygodddd Robin! That is the nicest thing ever! I can’t wait to vote…shit like this just reinforces how awesome Autostraddle is. Legit just made my morning.

    😀 😀 😀

  4. Very nice Robin! Hope you’re still doing weddings in the +10 or so years until I might feel like settling down!

    I don’t really believe in karma, but seriously good karma here. Such a lovely and kind gesture 🙂

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  6. I went to one of these weddings!! It was skittles-themed!!! BEST WEDDING EVER. I think maybe from now on I’ll only accept invites to gay weddings. Hetero ones just can’t dream of living up to that level of fun (no offense to the heteros, but it’s true).

  7. I want you guys to know… you don’t need to having a big traditional wedding. IF you plan on getting hitched at some point before the end of 2012, if you are eloping, if you are open to different dates right now, you should still enter! 🙂

  8. Sigh…
    I don’t think about getting married often, or the details of future-wedding, but your photography is a good reason to think about it. Every time I see your wedding pictures or engagement sessions it warms my little heart.

    I’m becoming a fan on Facebook. This just got serious.

  9. Omg. This post convinced me to finally come out of the woodwork and make a real comment. We’re entering and I could not be more excited!

    You rock, Robin.

  10. Robin: Thank you so much for doing this!!

    I submitted myself and my partner. Our date is set for October, everything is in order with the exception of the photographer. We had one but he took our money and bailed. So now we are in desperate need of not only a photographer but one who understands that we don’t want your typical straight pictures. We are both in wedding dresses and boith very feminine and we both want to feel like “the only bride”. I think Robin can capture this perfectly. I wish we could have used more than 400 words!! 🙁

  11. Robin: Thank you so much for doing this!!

    I submitted myself and my partner. Our date is set for October, everything is in order with the exception of the photographer. We had one but he took our money and bailed. So now we are in desperate need of not only a photographer but one who understands that we don’t want your typical straight pictures. We are both in wedding dresses and both very feminine and we both want to feel like “the only bride”. I think Robin can capture this perfectly. I wish we could have used more than 400 words!! 🙁

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