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Moving maternity photos in the forest

Moving Maternity Photos in the Forest

Kayla and Autumn decided to celebrate the impending arrival of their second child, a son named Bowen, with a beautiful and moving photo session that included their 6-year-old daughter Emelyn. The couple, who has been married since September 2018, conceived Bowen through IVF at UC Reproductive Health in Kettering, Ohio. Their photo session in the forest with Melissa Lynn Photography was filled with love and anticipation.

From their engagement to their wedding to their family photo sessions, it has been a joy to share in this family’s love over the years.

Moving Maternity Photos in the Forest | Melissa Lynn Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine

Moving Maternity Photos in the Forest | Melissa Lynn Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine

Moving Maternity Photos in the Forest | Melissa Lynn Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine

Moving Maternity Photos in the Forest | Melissa Lynn Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine

Moving Maternity Photos in the Forest | Melissa Lynn Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine

Moving Maternity Photos in the Forest | Melissa Lynn Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine

Moving Maternity Photos in the Forest | Melissa Lynn Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine

Moving Maternity Photos in the Forest | Melissa Lynn Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine

Moving Maternity Photos in the Forest | Melissa Lynn Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine

Moving Maternity Photos in the Forest | Melissa Lynn Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine

Moving Maternity Photos in the Forest | Melissa Lynn Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine

Moving Maternity Photos in the Forest | Melissa Lynn Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine

Moving Maternity Photos in the Forest | Melissa Lynn Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine

Moving Maternity Photos in the Forest | Melissa Lynn Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine

Moving Maternity Photos in the Forest | Melissa Lynn Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine

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Photographer: Melissa Lynn Photography

These artistic engagement photos in Nevada’s Lamoille Canyon are stunning

Laughter, healing and love in the outdoors

Heidi and Kat bonded over their mutual passion for nature and the outdoors. They both love camping in beautiful, remote places that have barely been touched by humans. When they embark on these adventures together, they say, they fall into the most natural rhythm.

The pair met on Tinder in March 2020 and immediately began talking all day every day. They are currently in a long distance relationship between Nevada and Georgia, but they travel to each other whenever possible.

“We have both been through a lot of relationships,” they write, “including multiple engagements, and in Heidi’s case, marriage. Through our past experiences, we both really started deeply working on healing our trauma and learning to love ourselves and treat ourselves with respect, so we are able to fully love and respect each other. That is definitely the most important and special part of the relationship. However, we both love diving into our spirituality and tinkering around with tarot cards and astrology, and our passion and love for exploring wild and raw nature was a natural fit.”

Heidi and Kat plan to elope with a small group of friends in the Oregon woods. Their engagement session with Amanda Summerlin Photography took place in Nevada’s Lamoille Canyon.

How did you each know you had found the one?

Heidi would say she knew Kat was the one when she hopped out of the truck on the side of the road and peed, and tucked her TP into the side of the door since she didn’t have a bag to dispose of it (which made her fall apart in shock and laughter), or on our first camping trip where Kat peed right through the camping chair because she was laughing so hard (egged on by Heidi, of course). These moments were in the first 3 months.

Kat knew Heidi was the one when she realized that Heidi really understood who she was as a person – when we talked about the fact that Kat is on the spectrum/autistic and Heidi absolutely loved that about her and knew how to be patient, kind and understanding in the way Kat is extremely literal and has a hard time in certain social situations because of the way she views the world… and Heidi is able to bring awareness to her in a way that makes both of them laugh non-stop. Kat had never felt so understood, and hence, extremely loved, cherished and cared for.

Who Proposed?

Kat surprised herself AND Heidi when she proposed. Kat and Heidi both knew that the other had purchased an engagement ring some time in May, but it was a race to see who got the ring first, and who would come up with a good plan to propose first. On the night Kat proposed, it was Heidi’s last night in Atlanta for the summer…Kat had put the ring in her pocket “just in case” the moment felt right.

Well, the evening turned out to be beyond perfect, as we ate the most amazing food, enjoyed beautiful weather and wonderful wine by a fire on the deck…Kat was able to finally get out, “I want to spend a million perfect evenings like this with you. Will you marry me?” and pulled out the ring.

Heidi was so surprised, and it was truly a beautiful surprise to both of them how the simple, lovely evening turned out. Heidi prepared a counter-proposal for Kat in July, where she had a custom puzzle made from another sweet moment on the deck, with writing on the puzzle asking Kat to spend her whole life with Heidi. She followed it up with a stunning diamond and rose gold engagement ring.

Tell us all about the rings!

Heidi’s ring is a custom Rustic & Main ring made from walnut wood and has real lavender flowers embedded in the ring. She wanted a wooden ring (as does Kat for her wedding band), and this one is just what Heidi wanted, something solid and nature-y with a bit of femininity. Kat’s rose gold ring was custom designed by Heidi with a princess cut diamond and some antique elements, which is more beautiful than Kat could have imagined. We are going to add some diamond’s from my Grammy’s engagement ring, from the marriage with the love of her life, which will add a special family touch with sentimental value.

Laughter, healing and love in the outdoors | Amanda Summerlin Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine

Laughter, healing and love in the outdoors | Amanda Summerlin Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine

Laughter, healing and love in the outdoors | Amanda Summerlin Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine

Laughter, healing and love in the outdoors | Amanda Summerlin Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine

Laughter, healing and love in the outdoors | Amanda Summerlin Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine

Laughter, healing and love in the outdoors | Amanda Summerlin Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine

Laughter, healing and love in the outdoors | Amanda Summerlin Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine

Laughter, healing and love in the outdoors | Amanda Summerlin Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine

Laughter, healing and love in the outdoors | Amanda Summerlin Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine

Laughter, healing and love in the outdoors | Amanda Summerlin Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine

Laughter, healing and love in the outdoors | Amanda Summerlin Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine

Laughter, healing and love in the outdoors | Amanda Summerlin Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine

Laughter, healing and love in the outdoors | Amanda Summerlin Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine

Laughter, healing and love in the outdoors | Amanda Summerlin Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine

Laughter, healing and love in the outdoors | Amanda Summerlin Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine

Laughter, healing and love in the outdoors | Amanda Summerlin Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine

Laughter, healing and love in the outdoors | Amanda Summerlin Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine

Laughter, healing and love in the outdoors | Amanda Summerlin Photography | Featured on Equally Wed, the leading LGBTQ+ wedding magazine

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Photographer: Amanda Summerlin Photography

Jewelry: Rustic and Main

“The L Word: Gen Q” Is Really Coming Back! BTS Photos!

"The L Word: Gen Q" Is Really Coming Back! BTS

Hello all! Welcome back to No Filter, the place where I aggregate all the best Celesbian (Yes, I have decided that’s a proper noun) Instagram content for your eyes!


I don’t know why this photo of Kristen Kish and James Van Der Beek has sent to me higher plane of consciousness but it has?


*mumbling to myself* You are not the fourth in this relationship You are not the fourth in this relationship You are not the fourth in this relationship You are not the fourth in this relationship You are not the fourth in this relationship You are…


I like love? I like celebrating love?


I cannot express to you the mid aughts black girl excellence that this photo is, but what I can tell you is that I am SIMPLY vibrating out of chair in joy.


I too, would like to thank Dior for this look.


Well I am glad to see this, personally!


L Word: Generation Q is really coming back! We did not dream it! (I don’t think?)


Quinn is always like “hey, here are some vibes, you dig?” and you know what? I do!


Oh, to be the floor that Janet Mock is lying on.


I will be needing Nat’s (jump?)suit in every color, thanks!


Don’t worry, the Betts are still covered in glitter and sunshine!


Let’s wrap up this week with a glowing Hayley, that feels like the right note to end on.


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JoJo Siwa shares adorable first photos with girlfriend on their anniversary

JoJo Siwa hugs her girlfriend

JoJo Siwa introduced to the world her girlfriend. (Instagram/@itsjojosiwa)

JoJo Siwa reminded the world that, no, love is in fact not dead after all as she shared adorable photographs of her and her girlfriend.

The Masked Singer US star, who announced she is queer last month, introduced to the world her girlfriend as they celebrated their one-month anniversary.

The 17-year-old said she’s never been happier as she showed snaps of the pair wearing onesies, singing and cuddling in an Instagram post uploaded Monday night (8 February).

“After being my best friend for over a year, 8 January 2021 I got to start calling this exceptional human my girlfriend,” she wrote.

“And since then I’ve been the happiest I have ever been! She seriously is the most loving, supportive, happiest, protective, and just the most beautiful perfect person in the world.

“And I get to call her mine! Happy one month to my girl! I love you more and more every day!”

JoJo Siwa says she has ‘most beautiful girlfriend in the whole world’

It comes after the Nickoledon legend revealed last week that her “perfect girlfriend” was “super encouraging” when she decided to come out publicly.

She came out as LGBT+ by sharing a photograph of herself wearing a t-shirt that said “best gay cousin ever”, confirming fan speculation after she danced on TikTok to Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way”.

In an interview on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, she hailed her partner as the “the most amazing, wonderful, perfect, most beautiful girlfriend in the whole world”.

“About 10 minutes before I came out to do this interview today, I was on the phone with my girl and I started crying and she was like, ‘What’s wrong with you?’” she added.

“And I was like, ‘I’m just so happy because now I get to share what makes me the happiest with the world and it makes my heart so happy’.”

 

Anyone else look back on photos of your significant other and realize how lucky you are to have them in your life? Share your favorites ladies!! : actuallesbians

Anyone else look back on photos of your significant other

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Atlanta’s first openly bisexual council member charged with fraud then has his steamy photos leak / Queerty

Atlanta’s first openly bisexual council member charged with fraud then

Antonio Brown made history when he was elected to be Atlanta’s first openly bisexual city council member last year. Not only that, he is also the youngest member on the current council, and the first Black LGBTQ person ever elected to the position.

This week, the 35-year-old made history again by becoming the first sitting council member to be indicted in almost 30 years. And, because when it rains it pours, he also had some steamy photos of himself leak online.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that a federal grand jury voted to indict Brown on multiple counts of fraud, including wire fraud, mail fraud, bank fraud, and making false statements on a bank loan application.

The alleged crimes began back in 2012, long before Brown ever took office. He purportedly opened several credit cards and made thousands of dollars in purchases, including $60,000 on a car.

In a 2017 credit card application, Brown allegedly gave the bank false information to the bank when applying for a $75,000, claiming he made $325,000 a year when, in truth, he only made $125,000.

“For years, Antonio Brown allegedly sought to defraud a number of banks and credit card companies by falsely claiming that he was the victim of identity theft,” says U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak.

Speaking to reporters, Brown insisted he is innocent and said that he plans to fight the charges. He also announced he has no intention of resigning his council seat.

In a statement, Brown’s colleague City Council President Felicia Moore reminded people that “the indictment only contains charges and the defendant is presumed innocent until otherwise proven at trial. This is a personal matter to be addressed by Mr. Brown as he undergoes due process of the law.”

Then, as if Brown didn’t have enough to worry about right now, yesterday a queer gossip site called Aazios shared steamy photos of him.

It’s unclear how the site obtained the photos, though it seems highly doubtful it had permission to publish them.

The images are mostly half-naked mirror selfies and PG-13 bedroom pics that one might find in someone’s private album on Scruff, though it’s by no means certain where they actually came from. They could just as easily be old Instagram photos that have since been deleted.

Brown has not commented on the photo leak, though he did take to Instagram yesterday to post a generic message about overcoming adversity.

“The people that have walked alongside me know my heart, sense of integrity & relentless passion to fight for the least of these,” he wrote. “God has been preparing me for such a time as this, I’ve overcome greater, my spirit is strong & I place my faith in God’s Plan. Now watch God work.”

Queerty has reached out to Brown for comment. We will update this post if we hear back.

Couples’ Photos Mega Thread! : actuallesbians

Couples' Photos Mega Thread! : actuallesbians

Welcome to the Couples’ Photos (FormerlyWeddingPictureWednesday) Mega Thread! Some pictures have more than one person and don’t really fit in a “self” picture thread. This thread is for all the pictures of you with your special-someone(s). Posed wedding shots, vacation sight-seeing, or candid hanging out. Friends, lovers, wives, girlfriends, mono, poly, or any other kind of relationship.

How to post a picture:

  1. Go to https://imgur.com/upload

  2. Upload your photo using that form.

  3. Copy the URL of the page it creates and paste it into a comment here.

This thread will be posted automatically at 9am EST on Wednesday, and will be taken down at 9am EST on Thursday.