The New Art of Capturing Love — Contributing Photographer

I am delighted to announce that my photography is going to be included in the upcoming book “The New Art of Capturing Love,” published by Amphoto Books and due for release on May 6, 2014.

The New Art of Capturing Love Contributing Photographer – Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 18, 2014
CONTACT: Kandise Brown, hello@kandisebrown.com

KANDISE BROWN’S WORK FEATURED AS AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF SAME-SEX WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY IN FIRST-OF-ITS KIND BOOK, THE NEW ART OF CAPTURING LOVE: THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO LESBIAN AND GAY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

The fastest civil rights advancement in recent memory has a new way to (literally) picture marriage equality. As featured in The New York Times, same-sex wedding expert and GayWeddings.com president Kathryn Hamm and veteran wedding photographer Thea Dodds of Authentic Eye Photography have a new book out entitled The New Art of Capturing Love: The Essential Guide to Lesbian & Gay Wedding Photography, a groundbreaking visual guide from Amphoto Books available nationwide on May 6, 2014.

When it comes to wedding portraits, what works for heterosexual couples may not work for same-sex couples. The New Art of Capturing Love features a foreword by Grammy award winner Martie Maguire of The Dixie Chicks and Court Yard Hounds, and a collection of 180 same-sex portraits from more than 46 photographers that have been called “the best I’ve ever seen” by Professional Photographer Magazine senior editor Joan Sherwood.

As the first guide to posing, lighting, and sensitively capturing portraits of same-sex couples, The New Art of Capturing Love equips all photographers to master the fastest growing segment in the wedding industry by offering diverse examples of unconventional portraits and new twists on conventional wedding imagery. Detailed commentary from the authors provides a behind-the-scenes look at best practices when working with LGBTQ couples and families.

Said Hamm: “The New Art of Capturing Love would not have been possible without the generous contributions and talents of the many photographers who were willing to share their work with us. We are incredibly grateful to Kandise for joining us on this special journey and thrilled to showcase her work. We hope The New Art of Capturing Love inspires every photographer shooting a same-sex wedding to think outside the box, and to create photos that truly capture the one-of-a-kind magic present at each couple’s wedding day.”

Said Dodds: “The images of Kandise Brown we selected were culled from amongst thousands of candidates. But Kandise’s represented beautifully the answer to three simple but important questions: Are these images authentic? Do these images reflect intimacy? Are these images believable? For any couple–straight or gay–an engagement or wedding portrait should elicit a ‘yes’ to all three questions, as Kandise’s photographs did. That combination of authenticity, intimacy, and believability will be different for every couple, and the wide range of photos of same-sex couples in The New Art of Capturing Love illustrates just how diverse wedding portraiture can, and should, be.”

Said Brown: “I am so excited and grateful to be included in this special collection of images. As we come upon the 9th anniversary of the legalization of same-sex marriage in Canada, it is so important to be able to share these images with the world and illustrate that love is love is love.”

The New Art of Capturing Love is the perfect book for:

  • Couples planning their weddings and engagement sessions
  • Photographers interested in branching out to a rapidly-growing new market
  • LGBTQ-supportive friends and family looking for a meaningful shower or wedding gift

HIGH PRAISE for The New Art of Capturing Love:

“Breathtaking, inspiring and (even!) instructive! The perfect gift! Capturing Love breaks new ground for same-sex couples.”
—Steven Petrow, New York Times columnist and author of Steven Petrow’s Complete Guide to Gay & Lesbian Manners

“Completely fresh and moving…an education and inspiration to ALL photographers—no matter who they photograph.”
—Author and photographer Kevin Kubota

“Powerful, beautiful and extraordinarily important for our society.”
— Timothy Chi, CEO of WeddingWire

The New Art of Capturing Love is currently available for pre-order via Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and Random House. On May 6, 2014, this groundbreaking guide will be available everywhere books are sold.