When Shawnee Custalow of A Lovely Photo reached out to us, I knew she’d be perfect for APW. From a glance, I could tell that the Richmond, Virginia-based photographer’s work #SLAYS, but when I found out that these jaw-dropping images were taken by a self-proclaimed queer Southern feminist who travels throughout the continental US for free with rates starting at $2,400, there may have been actual fist-pumping. You see, if there’s one thing I’ve been reminded of in the past weeks, it’s that while marriage equality may finally be here, real and true on-the-ground equality is still very much a work in progress, and photographers like Shawnee—specifically passionate about working with LGBTQIA+ couples—are still one hundred percent necessary.…Keep Reading
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