Happy September everyone! We can't believe that next month we'll be celebrating our 1-Year Prideaversary! That's right - not just any anniversary but a PRIDEaversary! The Pride & Joy Project has grown so much over the past 11 months.
Over 20 families have been photographed, we've received hundreds of emails in support with stories, photos, wishes, hopes, and dreams - and we've seen so many beautiful announcements of pregnancies & births! Thank you to every family who has been involved, written, or participated in any capacity. To every mother - every wife & wife, to each one of the Moms & Mama's or Oma's & Babas. Thank you for you. It has been such an honor to be invited into your lives to share an afternoon with you & have an opportunity to create images of joy, laughter, and most of all love.
I can't begin to tell you how important these portraits are to me - they are game changing. They have given me a sharper focus on my own photography work (separate from this series), helped me articulate my own discoveries about motherhood to my wife & our community, and they have created bridges to the most amazing people and connections all over the world.
One of the connections that has inspired many and provided a beacon of visibility for lesbian, bisexual, and queer women all over is the one and only website A Bicycle Built for Two. I first heard of ABBFT about two years ago when I was really starting to get into wedding photography - specifically wedding photography for the queer community.
A Bicycle Built for Two is a LBTQ wedding and engagement blog dedicated to serving as a resource for and celebration of love in the queer community. We strive to show the world an increasingly diverse group of women and gender non-conforming people from a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds, increasing visibility and celebrating love for the benefit of people the world over.
You can see more of their incredible work on their website - it's a treasure trove of beautiful images, stories, and heart-warming moments! Stay tuned for more news next week! x Betsy & Toby