Alternative Transgender Wedding Shoot

Meliabelle Photography

November 15, 2016


I’m not sure if I’ve seen a wedding shoot with a transgender model before which is why I am so excited to share this one with you today. Photographer Meghan Melia explains the inspiration behind this shoot.

“While brainstorming for this styled session, I knew I wanted to include diversity. Bringing the focus of the story around a transgender couple was something that was near to my heart, and I wasn’t alone. This was something that was important to everyone participating.”


“Seth began his journey from female to male in December of 2015. I was following his updates
and progress on social media and I remember feeling so deeply excited for him and his
acceptance of his true self. I was nervous reaching out to him, we had never met in person, but I
knew that this was important and I wanted to share images showing his accomplishments.”


“Thankfully, he was super excited to be a part of the session. While Seth was really the theme, the group of talented vendors all contributed their own creative flare to the shoot. The main goal of the session was to bring more attention and shine a light onto the LGBT community.”


“I hope that the message behind these images is inspiring”, she continued. “We see a lot of same sex weddings published in well known blogs but I have not seen a feature involving a transgender model. And with some recent changes in the US on transgender individuals and their rights, we wanted to blast some positivity back. It is important to bring more attention to the community and continue to diminish any stigma attached.”