Smiles, kisses, and "love cocoons": Wedding photos from Virginia-based Two Spoons Photography #Sponsors: Photographers#feminism#LGBT#virginia#wedding photographer October 4 | Megan Finley meggyfin This business paid a fee to be listed on @offbeatbride because they feel their products and services are a great fit with offbeat philosophies… and we agree. Learn more about our ads. Two Spoons Photography is also featured in our Offbeat Vendors guide! Our Virginia-based sponsor, Two Spoons Photography, is another one of our favorite kind of vendor stories. Carly is a former Offbeat Bride-turned-"Southern feminist wedding/love party/engagement/engaygement/commitment ceremony photographer" for offbeat couples living below the Mason-Dixon. Two Spoons Photography was born when my beau and I tried to put together a magical, non-cheesy, not-overly-polished, lovey-dovey event but it was hard to find a photographer who could see beyond the concept of BRIDE. Although some think that a wedding/love party is all about THE BRIDE, we believe that weddings are all about LOVE: brides, grooms, parents, kids, friends, pets, and all the related messy awesomeness. Let's talk about why Carly from Two Spoons is your ideal offbeat wedding photographer… Keri and Jason's Roanoke wedding How do we know that Two Spoons is perfect for our readers? Because that's exactly who Carly shoots: A rockabilly, tattooed, already-parents, already-married wedding party An Offbeat-lite swing dancing wedding Even a military lesbian couple's engagement session (and their upcoming wedding) The reason I cater to non-traditional clients is because I strongly identify with people who are trying to create celebrations of love that are outside the patriarchal, consumerist norm (since I tried to do it myself last year)! It's so much more fun and rewarding to work with couples who are focused on the things they love about one another vs the things they want to buy/do because they think they're supposed to. Nathalie and Joseph Carly's goal as a photographer is to capture those special details, and moments, and smiles, and kisses, and "the love cocoon" that is your special day. And that applies if your "love cocoon" involves a white dress, or overalls, or a keg party bonfire, or a demure brunch wedding. Two Spoons just wants to shoot the things that make your wedding YOUR wedding. OFFBEAT OFFER: Two Spoons Photography is offering a FREE professionally-printed, deliciously-beautiful, 10-spread wedding album! Just make sure you let them know you found them on Offbeat Bride when you book Two Spoons Photography. So what are you waiting for? How many other Southern, feminist, non-traditional, super-accepting, love-cocooning wedding photographers are offering free wedding albums? Snatch up this one right away! Get your daily dose of Offbeat AWESOME Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Megan Finley Megan Finley is the LA-based Editorial Overlord of the Offbeat Empire, and a total geeky snarky jackass. When she's not writing, editing, and sleeping, she's eating, drinking, and consuming pop-culture. You can snoop into her personal life over on her website Funk in Deep Freeze! @meganfinley @meggyfin PREVIOUS Shoes that real Offbeat Brides totally wore at their weddings NEXT Stacie & Kevin's soulful karaoke wedding Show/Hide comments [ 6 ] Carly rocks! She's super friendly, super talented, and has all these creative outlets that inform her work. LOVE. Reply This couldn't have been posted at a better time! I'm getting married in Virginia and was just throwing together my "these are the few photographers who interest me" list to email them all tonight. Contact page has been filled out Reply Yay! Not a lot of offbeat ANYTHING in my part of the Virginia backwoods. Love finding someone to look into for my outdoorsy/beachy/hippie/country/vintage/DIY hodgepodge of a small wedding next year. Any chance you know how far they'll travel out of RVA? Reply Hey Kayla! I will travel as far as you need! I've got a Prius and a love of adventure and for Virginia events I only ask for a place to sleep overnight (no gas money or any other extra cash) if it's pretty far from my home. I hope that helps! Carly / Two Spoons Photo Reply That's awesome! If we have an overnight camp-out party for our reception, you could either join the party or we could put you up somewhere more comfortable. And of course feed you, etc. We're on the VA/WV border. I love having a VA prospect! Reply Beautiful pictures. 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