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Meera Graham Photography
Let's dare to do this sh*t our own way.

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My blog features beautiful humans of every shape, size, race, gender-presentation, sexuality...and more. This is the place where I get to celebrate them and tell their stories.


Real Stuff.

See the world through my eyes, and the eyes of my people.


Sunny and Nick

Sunny and Nick love their communities, they love the earth, they love being huge nerds, they love extending kindness to humans and animals, and they love each other. They’re best friends and more. That’s why they decided to have a big, multicultural wedding featuring all their loved ones glamping in the cabins at Cama Beach State Park, on beautiful Camano Island just outside Seattle. Beginning with a morning South Indian Vedic (Hindu) Ceremony, leading to afternoon chai and cake, then off to an evening Vow ceremony, and ending with dancing led by that ever-so-infamous DJ Spotify (and a lovely friend that made sure things ran smoothly on the playlist).

My favorite thing about multicultural, multi-ceremony weddings is the way that communities come together in a genuinely tangible way, the ways that pieces of my couples’ identities are highlighted throughout the day in different ways, and the threads that run through all of it. And I’m of South Indian descent, so when I get to document Indian ceremonies, I also take particular joy in getting to share in the traditions that are so very, very familiar to me. Eliot gets nostalgic, too.

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Tiff and Sam

Be you.
Be you.
Be unapologetically you.
All your squares and contradictions,
with your growing parts and pieces
all at once all right here.
Be you.

Be Mom and Dad
and Young and Free.
back tattoos
and untamed hair.
Learn to dream through your worries,
and raise pit bull babies, too.

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Grief.

I ask everyone in my life, and my community, and my work…to lean into being human, into vulnerability. In return, I have always promised you mine. That’s why I need to share with you that for the past week, I have been in the midst of grappling with bone-shattering grief.

I've never experienced grief quite like this, this endless hammering in my chest, the feverish sweats, the inability to sleep, the listlessness, the bottomless tears, the sudden sobbing, and desperately trying to drown out an alarm in my head that keeps screaming "DO SOMETHING! DO SOMETHING! DO SOMETHING!"

I know that all of this is a sign that I am very, very lucky, a sign that at nearly 36 years of age, I'm only just having my first encounter with the Deepest Grief of the Soul. I don't feel very lucky.

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On Soul Mates - Sam and Tiff

I'm blessed to be married to my soul mate; so it's always an incredible experience to work with others who have also found their soul mates - to see what that's like outside of my own relationship.

A soul mate isn't the "perfect" partner or human...it's a person whose presence somehow grounds you so deeply that your partnership opens you up to new possibilities, to evolution and expansion within yourselves and together.

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My husband is a transgender man

If you know me - in any way - you know my husband, Eliot. You know him in person, or you know him through a million anecdotes and stories that begin with the phrase “Eliot and I have been talking about…” or “Eliot recently said something…

Those that are fortunate enough to know Eliot personally know him for his astonishing kindness, his amazing way with kids, his generosity of spirit, his unexpected love of South Indian food, for his absurdist and dry humor, for his advocacy as an educator, his strange love of running (strange to me, anyway, as a profound lover of NOT running), for a million other things I simply couldn’t list in full. The way he joyfully assists at and contributes to nearly all the weddings that I photograph. His protectiveness. His patience, from which I’ve learned greater patience. His very particular way of stacking the dishwasher to “optimize space”. (Y’all.)

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Matt and Josh

…Now Dogs,
Dogs say I love you constantly
and every day.
They are the best of us, covered in fur.
But today, the day of your wedding,
Socrates doesn’t poop in the aisle
and if that isn’t love, I don’t know what is.
And he spent the day wandering
with a cheery grin and slightly manic eyes,
because dogs may not understand all our goings-ons
but they sure do understand what happiness feels like.

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Kelly and Michael

You know,
I don't even care how I look.

Kelly commented, when I said she looked beautiful.
Which, of course, made her ludicrously, effortlessly stunning
in her simple white dress
that she pulled on
by herself
in the bathroom
by herself
after steaming it
herself
while taking a few moments
to herself.

 

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