Same-sex wedding – Front page of The Independent

same-sex weddings

Same-sex weddings became legal today, Saturday March 29th 2014. So a quick post, as my portrait of the first female couple to get married in Brighton, Tania and Nikki, made the front page of The Independent newspaper.

A text from the picture desk of The Independent last Thursday, saw me heading down to Hove, after I’d arranged a time with Tania. It was literally a five minute shoot (if that, looking at the camera EXIF ) outside the bakery where Tania works, before they had to dash off for a radio interview in Brighton.

The image looks rather darker than the one I sent, by about two stops, but that’s newspaper repro for you. 🙂  But nice to get a front page with it – more for the story than the photograph clearly. I prefer the shot they used with the article inside and online. As I write this the ceremony may well be taking place at Brighton Town Hall. They will go on to another first, with ‘what is believed to be Britain’s first same-sex Jewish wedding reception’. Looking out of my window  as I type this, it is blue skies and sunshine – I hope they have a great day!

Same-sex wedding couple featured on the Independent's front pagePhoto of the first emale same-sex wedding couple on the Indy website


This was certainly great news when it was gay marriage was made legal. Excellent blog post and very well done for getting your photo in the independent newspaper! 🙂

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