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Vegan Weddings

Specializing in vegan wedding photography since 1999! Candid & photojournalist style wedding photography, a guide to vegan wedding vendors, and tips for planning a vegan wedding

Vegan Wedding Photography

Dani & Laura were married at Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, NY and celebrated with some cuddle time with the amazing young steer named Michael. Their wedding was featured in the 2014 VegNews Wedding Issue.

Dani & Laura were married at Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, NY and celebrated with some cuddle time with the amazing young steer named Michael. Their wedding was featured in the 2014 VegNews Wedding Issue.

When searching for a wedding photographer, many vegetarian and vegan couples prefer to have someone who has the same values as they do. I have been a vegan since 1996, and have photographed hundreds of vegan events, sanctuary farm animals, and vegan and vegetarian weddings. I was the wedding photographer for the first weddings at both Farm Sanctuary and Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary, and have had my vegan wedding photography featured several times in the VegNews wedding issues

For couples having a vegan wedding I offer a 20% discount on my packages. I am interested in traveling to do vegan weddings. I am happy to work with you to make sure your wedding photography is outstanding, and that the process of working with a photographer is comfortable and pleasurable. I offer cruelty-free album options, and can help direct you to other wedding vendors that offer vegetarian and vegan-friendly services and products.


Vegan Wedding Tips

vegan wedding cupcakes by Megan Shackelford

vegan wedding cupcakes by Megan Shackelford

If you are going to have a vegan wedding the main thing you want (besides me as your photographer) is really great food. Almost all vegan weddings will have omnivorous wedding guests, many of whom might be skeptical about vegan food. This is a great chance to show them that vegan meals can be every bit as delicious as ones with animal products in them. I think this is some of the best type of activism you can do for the animals. People are very emotionally connected to food, and weddings are very emotional times. What you serve will be remembered more than most wedding meals, because it is different. You want those memories to be good ones.

While we are on the subject of food, don't forget the wedding cake. There is so much great vegan baking going on all over the place these days, thanks to great cookbook authors like Sarah Kramer, Isa Moskowitz and Hannah Kaminski.

You can also think outside the box. Many couples are choosing to have alternate desserts at their weddings. Chocolate fountains, tables full of cupcakes, pies, cheesecakes, tarts, cookies and other delicacies. There are lots of great raw food desserts too, as uncookbooks by Ani Phyo and multiple vegan blogs will attest.

Veganism is about more than food, of course. It is good to think about ways to reduce the waste that is typically involved in weddings. The wedding ceremony is at its heart a spiritual ritual and honoring the earth by being conscious of your consumption will enhance the good feelings had by all. The links below will help you plan your perfect cruelty-free, green wedding!


My Vegan Weddings Featured in VegNews

Laura & Dani's wedding at Farm Sanctuary was featured in the 2014 VegNews Wedding Issue

Laura & Dani's wedding at Farm Sanctuary was featured in the 2014 VegNews Wedding Issue

Petrina and Kevin's wedding at the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary was featured in the 2011 VegNews Wedding Issue

Petrina and Kevin's wedding at the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary was featured in the 2011 VegNews Wedding Issue

Vegan Wedding Links

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Vegan Wedding Vendors

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