101 Gay Weddings in Atlanta

 101 Gay Weddings

Thanks to Chef Art Smith and all the folks at The Intercontinental Hotel in Buckhead for throwing a big gay wedding for Georgia and Alabama couples who wanted to get married or renew their vows after the historic Supreme Court decision.

Sharon and I tried to take photos and renew our vows all at the same time, but got carried away with taking photographs. We held hands a few times during the ceremony, but decided that we did not participate enough to consider it an actual vow renewal. Considering we had a civil union in 2001, were wed in Connecticut in 2012 and renewed our vows at The Margaret Mitchell House in 2014, we decided it was OK if we weren't able to renew again.

Here are a few of our favorite photos from the historic event.



Cindy Brown

I'm an Atlanta wedding photographer who takes soulful, quirky and honest photos ...

I'm also an adventurous traveler and all-round nerd. I love to hike with my beagle/cattle dog Roux and best friend/spouse.

I was born in Atlanta, moved around a lot--30 cities and 5 states--and then came back.

After graduating from the Art Institute of Atlanta, I took a job at asmall newspaper in south Georgia, where I photographedhospital teas, pecan farmers, and beauty queens.

I photographed a biker funeral, death penalty protests andTed Bundy while interning with the Associated Press.

While a photographer for two dailies in Florida, I photographed Ronald Reagan, a train derailment and the dedication of a screened-in porch.

An unexpected life turn took me to Vermont where I fell in love with Bernie Sanders and on to Indiana, where I edited photos for a major daily, and nerded out getting a master’s and PhD.

After teaching photojournalism at colleges and universities in Florida, Indiana and Mississippi, I returned to Atlanta to earn myfifth degree--a Master's of Divinity.

My passion for storytelling with my camera and my interest in religious diversity led my to the field of wedding photojournalism.

I have documented weddings large and small, Unitarian and Pagan, indoors and out, Christian and Muslim, in backyards and in churches. The most exotic wedding I have photographed took place in Mexico and was officiated by aMayan shaman.

When I'm not photographing weddings, portraits or corporate events, I work on personal photo projects, visit friends in amemory-care home, and volunteer at a recovery center.