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I love a good love story. Just as much as I love finding new talent and sharing the work (well, they may not be new, but they are new to me). And, I love finding photo shoots that are a true representation of a couple.

Jillian Bisinger recently shot a friend of hers and his husband while they were in town (in town = Los Angeles) visiting. If there is something I’m a die-hard advocate for, it is same-sex marriage. So, of course, I love the fact that Alton and Andre were married several years ago while on board a cruise ship off the coast of Rio de Janiero in a fantastic ceremony with friends and family. Now, if only we can make the move to allow that to happen in the States (as in all of them, not just a few).

Jill was able to capture some wonderful, and high fashion shots of the two – of course while enjoying a few glasses of the bubbly. Besides being a fun, and perfect couple, the two have small ties to the wedding industry. Alton is the Creative Director at Kate’s Paperie, a paper boutique in New York and Connecticut. Andre, on the other hand is a jewelry atelier out of Rio de Janiero where he runs his own business A.Costa Deluxe. And, of course Andre made their wedding bands – which could not have been a more perfect situation.

Images courtesy of Jillian Bisinger Modern Photography

P dot S: If you have already jumped over to Jill‘s site, please do so – she does some amazing work. Not to mention she is extremely sweet. AND, add her blog to your Reader (no pressure or anything)!

P dot S dot S:  On April 8, the No H8 Project is hosting an exhibit featuring the photos from the St. Louis shoots. I urge you to check it out if you’re available!


  1. Beautiful photos of this chic, lovely couple. The wedding bands are exquisite!

  2. Laura
    11:00 am on March 24th, 2010

    These two are so fierce! Love the rings.

  3. Brit, thank you for your lovely presentation! I think the pictures look better on your blog than on mine. You’re the best!

  4. Heather
    12:10 pm on March 24th, 2010

    Brit!!! we LOVE it!!!! Thank you so much for posting!!

  5. LOVE them! I should probably make it my life’s mission to become friends with them. They could totally help me out in the style department!

  6. They look like models! Love the white suit.

  7. Sarah
    10:47 pm on March 24th, 2010

    The A necklace. Love. Love.