The New Art of Capturing LoveStart the season off right with a sneak peek at The Business of Same-Sex Weddings, one of the new chapters from The New Art of Capturing Love: The Essential Guide to Lesbian & Gay Wedding Photography (Amphoto Books)!  Pre-order a copy of the book by May 1, 2014, and authors, Kathryn Hamm and Thea Dodds, will hook you up with this exclusive advance content. Get more details on the special offer here.

With nearly half of the states in the US (and more than a dozen countries) currently recognizing same-sex marriage or civil unions, the market for LGBTQ weddings is one of the fastest growing segments in the wedding industry, offering great opportunity for today’s wedding photographers. The first guide to posing and thoughtfully capturing same-sex engagements and weddings, The New Art of Capturing Love by Kathryn Hamm and Thea Dodds (with a foreword by Martie Maguire of the Dixie Chicks and Court Yard Hounds), equips all photographers to better serve the LGBTQ client while also providing a wedding-planning vision for couples.

“We realize that photographers need the business advice now to better prepare themselves for the 2014 wedding season,” says co-author Thea Dodds, “which is why we decided to make that information available now with pre-orders.” The Business of Same-sex Weddings includes marketing advice, creative opportunities, a chart of inclusive language and more.

Featuring a collection of more than 180 same-sex portraits from 46 photographers, this guide is proudly the first—and most comprehensive—of its kind. Whether you are a wedding photographer looking to enter this burgeoning market, or a same-sex couple looking for visual inspiration, these gorgeous images will both instruct and inspire.

This groundbreaking visual guide book is perfect for:

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

Buy your copy from Barnes & Noble or Amazon.com today, grab a screenshot of your receipt and then request your free advance copy of The Business of Same-Sex Weddings.