View Poll Results: Would you shoot a gay or lesbian wedding?

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  • No way! Absolutely never!

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  • No. Unless they're willing to pay me 3x my fees.

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  • Yes, I will take up the job but keep it hush hush.

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  • Yes, I will gladly take up the job and show the photos on my website

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    Default Wedding Photographers: Would you shoot a gay or lesbian wedding?

    Now that same sex weddings are on the rise, just want to hear from the wedding photographers out there. And please, this is NOT a thread for bashing or for people who are homophobic, so don't go OT.

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    Default Re: Wedding Photographers: Would you shoot a gay or lesbian wedding?

    Absolutely, people in love are people in love, and that's what weddings are all about.

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    Default Re: Wedding Photographers: Would you shoot a gay or lesbian wedding?

    Quote Originally Posted by thoa_rs View Post
    Absolutely, people in love are people in love, and that's what weddings are all about.
    Jon Keng: or 2 person starting out a meaningful relationship.

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    Default Re: Wedding Photographers: Would you shoot a gay or lesbian wedding?

    Gay, lesbian or anyone. They are your clients.

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    Wow. So many 'no's!

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    Default Re: Wedding Photographers: Would you shoot a gay or lesbian wedding?

    why not...a marriage is a marriage.

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    Default Re: Wedding Photographers: Would you shoot a gay or lesbian wedding?

    why not ? Got excuse to charge higher
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    Quote Originally Posted by Static View Post
    why not ? Got excuse to charge higher
    what's the excuse to charge higher, what is the logic?

    i would love to shoot same sex weddings, i love weddings cos its the union of 2 people in love, what is the reason to penalise them?

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    are you collecting poll for your upcoming marriage

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    Default Re: Wedding Photographers: Would you shoot a gay or lesbian wedding?

    Quote Originally Posted by jopel View Post
    are you collecting poll for your upcoming marriage
    Nope, I'm married with kids

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    Default Re: Wedding Photographers: Would you shoot a gay or lesbian wedding?

    Quote Originally Posted by Belle&Sebastain View Post
    what's the excuse to charge higher, what is the logic?

    i would love to shoot same sex weddings, i love weddings cos its the union of 2 people in love, what is the reason to penalise them?
    I'm taking an amoral (amoral is not immoral) viewpoint for this.

    Much as we tend to look as it as a job. I think the more interesting question is, would you showcase the pictures to Singaporean clients?

    Even more interesting, would it be a good test of how open-minded your clients are?

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    so far never come across such opportunity. Is it legalise in Singapore?

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    Default Re: Wedding Photographers: Would you shoot a gay or lesbian wedding?

    Quote Originally Posted by Belle&Sebastain View Post
    what's the excuse to charge higher, what is the logic?

    i would love to shoot same sex weddings, i love weddings cos its the union of 2 people in love, what is the reason to penalise them?
    Its a crime to have same sex marriage in Spore
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    Default Re: Wedding Photographers: Would you shoot a gay or lesbian wedding?

    Quote Originally Posted by Petf69 View Post
    why not...a marriage is a marriage.
    There are many of such opportunities in UK and Holland, esp where petf69 is now, really.

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    Default Re: Wedding Photographers: Would you shoot a gay or lesbian wedding?

    Quote Originally Posted by Static View Post
    Its a crime to have same sex marriage in Spore
    My question is, would you like to be known as someone who have shot a same-sex marriage.

    Is that going to make potential clients look at you differently?

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    Quote Originally Posted by canturn View Post
    My question is, would you like to be known as someone who have shot a same-sex marriage.

    Is that going to make potential clients look at you differently?
    but I don't think this will help with your portfolio. Rather shoot a couple who dare to put on their birthday suits on their wedding day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canturn View Post
    My question is, would you like to be known as someone who have shot a same-sex marriage.

    Is that going to make potential clients look at you differently?
    i'm a wedding photographer by profession, will it make me different to shoot only rich ppl and drop those who stay in cheap housing and hold their weddings in less than 5 star hotels?

    I showcase weddings to potential couples who have the same ideas/ concepts/ places to hold weddings.

    i try to show a typical chinese couple and typical chinese wedding outfit i shoot, same with chruch weddings and i will only show a gay wedding to another gay couple.

    if you try to show your Indian wedding to a chinese couple, its very hard to get the deal right cos they may not relate, the most important thing is to relate your couples with the photography you do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Static View Post
    Its a crime to have same sex marriage in Spore
    so you charge higher to cover it? i never look for you as a customer then

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    Default Re: Wedding Photographers: Would you shoot a gay or lesbian wedding?

    Quote Originally Posted by Belle&Sebastain View Post
    so you charge higher to cover it? i never look for you as a customer then
    joking nia. No nid get so upset
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    Default Re: Wedding Photographers: Would you shoot a gay or lesbian wedding?

    Quote Originally Posted by Belle&Sebastain View Post
    i try to show a typical chinese couple and typical chinese wedding outfit i shoot, same with chruch weddings and i will only show a gay wedding to another gay couple.

    if you try to show your Indian wedding to a chinese couple, its very hard to get the deal right cos they may not relate, the most important thing is to relate your couples with the photography you do.
    Okay, in other words, you won't put it on your website but you'll show them to selective clients?

    Not true that showing and Indian wedding to a chinese couple is going to get the deal right, I find that couples these days look more at how you shoot rather that what you shoot. I've got Chinese couple with traditional chinese customary wedding ceremony/dinner who sealed the deal even before looking at my more chinese series (I tend not to show these first because they're a bit too common, then again...)

    Personally, I see myself as a professional hired to document an event, thus the neutral and amoral stand point.

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