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let's put an end to body bias | queen anne's loft | newport ri

Updated: Jan 29



"Wedding Photography has Failed us" was the title we read about another american photographer frustrated at the lack of representation in portfolios for curvier women. She talked about how she planned to be photographed with her husband while on vacation, but was quickly disappointed. She couldn't see anyone like herself in the pictures she was being shown and it left her wondering if the photographers knew how to photograph people in her situation or whether they even wanted to work with women like her. "body bias" is something that greatly affects thousands of women in our country. What is supposed to be a joyous time of celebration and wedding planning can easily become a feeling of disappointment, resentment, frustration and shame. Plus sized women aren't only affected by representation in photography but also in clothing. For years plus-sized women have battled their feelings in regards to dress shopping for the perfect wedding gown that allows them to feel as beautiful as anyone else who fits smaller sizes. We feel it is necessary to provide more bridal inspiration for bigger sizes in wedding photography and since Lashana is plus sized herself, we knew we wanted to add a contribution to the curvier community and put together an ocean themed styled shoot showcasing plus-sized brides in all their glory.

To view the original article that inspired this shoot, click here.




























Images photographed by Jamal & Lashana Photography

We were so blessed to partner with Thistle Rose Bridal, a bridal gown shop owned by Meg who goes above and beyond to help her brides of all sizes. She is one of the sweetest people we ever have had the pleasure to work with and we were so thrilled to put together this collaboration. The amount of wedding professionals who reached out to us to take part in representing full figured women made our hearts full. Thank you to all our contributors, this couldn't of been possible without all of you! If you are planning a wedding, look for everyone in this wonderful group.


Planner/Stylist

Jillian Howell Events

jillianhowellevents.com

Planner/Decor

Brehant Creations (Sarah)

brehantcreationsevents.com

Venue

Queen Anne's Loft

www.queenannesloft.com

Photography

Jamal & Lashana Photography

jamalandlashana.com

Video

Xluzive Weddings (Irma)

xluzive.com

Florist

Sage Hill Florals (Rachael)

https://www.facebook.com/shflorals/

Hair

Brandy Crawford

thesignaturesalondayspa.com

Makeup

Jessica Abreu

facebook.com/makeupbyjessabreu

Models

Jody Porzio

Macayla

facebook: Jody Porzio modeling and beauty

Cake

Wingate Cakes (Lauren)

wingatescakes.com

Calligraphy

TS Calligraphy (Tara)

instagram.com/tscalligraphy

Stationery

Upstroke Creative

instagram.com/upstrokecreative

Bridal Gown

ThistleRose Bridal (Meg)

thistlerosebridal.com

Beer Truck

Beer and Bubbles

http://beerandbubbles.net

Macrame

Le Petit Knot (Tammy)

instagram.com/lepetitknot

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About the Author

Jamal & Lashana are married wedding photographers based in Cranston & Newport, Rhode Island. Although they are based in Rhode Island they have provided photography services in Massachusetts & are expanding to the rest of New England and more. Their hope is to not only provide beautiful photos, but to also support their couples in having successful marriages. They have one child together after dealing with a miscarriage followed by a stillbirth; however, their negative life experiences have made them into stronger individuals and an even stronger couple. They enjoy real life love stories, socializing, meeting new people, traveling to new places together and working together in their photography business to create beautiful images for incredible people.

Interested in booking with us? Contact us now for a free consultation!

www.jamalandlashana.com


A Christian, light & airy wedding photography team dedicated to serving adventurous couples with a fine taste for elegance & fun. We love photographing outdoor wedding ceremonies by the oceanside or anywhere near water and the beauty of nature. We specialize in producing real emotion through our photographs while catching the little details in the mix. Located in Rhode Island and serving Newport, Providence & Boston areas. We are very pet-friendly and we adore outdoor & ballroom weddings located in the New England area. Available to travel for national & international weddings. All image copyright belongs to Jamal & Lashana photography.