The New Art of Capturing Love, by Kathryn Hamm and Thea Dodds has received stellar reviews from industry insiders, photographers, media outlets, wedding professionals and couples alike. The first book of its kind, readers have remarked on the accessibility of the instruction and the inspiration from the photographs.
Reviews by Publishers & Influencers
“Hamm and Dodds offer more than a users’ guide to photography: They teach us to read images and, in the process, remind us what love and joy really look like.”— Printers Row Review, Chicago Tribune
“The New Art of Capturing Love is a much needed reminder that love is love and everyone deserves to have their love story told in the most beautiful way. Bravo!”— Jacqueline Nwobu, Editor-in-Chief of Munaluchi Bride Magazine
“A teaching tool and inspiration to the LGBT community.”— Human Rights Campaign
“It’s an amazing, well-produced book and there is actually information in there that I think is valuable to us all.”— Sal Cincotta, Photographer, Entrepreneur & Host, Behind The Shutter
“This guide not only prepares wedding photographers for the differences in shooting LGBTQ weddings compared to traditional opposite-sex weddings, but also challenges them to think creatively and implement innovative strategies to accommodate the rapidly growing diversity within the wedding market.”— Harlem World Magazine
“Great photos & great tips! A++”— Laura Wrasman, Publisher, Wedding Guide Chicago
“The New Art of Capturing Love is completely fresh and moving – like no other photography handbook. It opens doors for photographers, not only to new business opportunities, but to more understanding and acceptance of people in general. The images are beautiful and it would be an education and inspiration to ALL photographers – no matter who they photograph. Treat yourself to the simple joy of photographing love.” –—Kevin Kubota, author of “Kevin Kubota’s Lighting Notebook: 101 Styles and Setups for Digital Photographers” and the “Digital Photography Bootcamp” American Photo Magazines “Top 10 Wedding Photographers in the World”
“(The message of Capturing Love) is imbued with the warmth and understanding its authors feel for this market, the advice is solid, and the collection of same-sex couple photography is the best I’ve ever seen.”— Joan Sherwood, Senior Editor of Professional Photographer Magazine
“This manual for photographers is actually something I would hope any photographer would use as a learning tool. After all, straight wedding photography could benefit from a fresh approach, too.”— Tracy Baim, Windy City Times.
“As a body language expert, I was impressed with the insights in Capturing Love. Great wedding pics are all about the feelings the images give– and appropriate body language for the couple is key to that. Expert photographers will be remiss to pass up this eye-opening book. It’s a professional necessity in this exciting time for the wedding industry.”— Traci Brown, Body Language Expert, Traci Brown, CPS.
“It is a portfolio that is powerful, beautiful and extraordinarily important for our society.”Timothy Chi, CEO of WeddingWire
“Your book is as much of a guidebook and a great read as it is a celebration.”— Ken Schneck, Host of This Show Is So Gay.
“A must-read for vendors, couples (gay and straight) planning their weddings and die-hard romantics.”— Kirsten Ott Palladino, Equally Wed
“Capturing Love is an essential tool for same-sex wedding photographers, but it is a gift for all of us.”— Cindy Matchett, Meaningful Weddings
“Breathtaking, inspiring and (even!) instructive! The perfect gift! Capturing Love breaks new ground for same-sex couples.”— Steven Petrow, National columnist and author of Steven Petrow’s Complete Guide to Gay & Lesbian Manners
Capturing Love is a practical source, but it is also a collection of breathtaking photos. Page after page is filled with beatific faces celebrating love that is artfully captured by photographers who are experienced and comfortable shooting same-sex love… The end result is a pragmatic guide disguised as a series of beautiful and intimate moments.”— Mark Peikert, Wedding Pride