If you look at enough wedding photographer websites, you’ll often see things like, “I love love!” and I remember wryly thinking, “who would say the opposite? Society is literally built around the idea of love…” and somehow, I knew I meant it and more, but couldn’t explain how for the longest time. That is until this past year, I began to embrace the fact that I was born to be polyamorous. All this simply means is that I can and do love multiple people at once. I won’t get into the complexities that is polyamory. The jargon alone took over a month for me to learn.
But our society is very much built for monogamy and the fact is, millions are actually ethically non-monogamous. This doesn’t mean they’re polyamorous, but it does mean there are unique relationship structures that are not catered to in the wedding industry. Probbbbabbbllyyy because not a lot of poly peeps get married, they more have commitment ceremonies, especially if they don’t have to hide their poly side from family.
I recognized at the beginning of the year that being poly and finding wedding vendors that are okay with it is no different than a gay couple trying to find vendors that are cool with it. Since I’m totally cool with being a pioneer, as well as being gossiped about, I decided to become an openly polyamorous wedding photographer, to show that I support ALL relationship styles, on top of being a huge LGBT ally. Austin is filled with unique ways of living, but not every professional accepts or supports that. I’m here to declare that *I am*.
So here is Siobahn’s crew. Their dynamic is what is called a V, where Siobahn is committed to both of them, Patrick and Jeremy. She has been with Patrick with close to two decades, and with Jeremy for three years. She is married to Patrick and engaged to Jeremy. I had never posed a V before, so it was highly experimental for me. A bit difficult, but I loved the opportunity. Thanks a ton to Siobahn, for being patient with me!! I look forward to serving other poly peeps in the future!