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

words & images

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.


MEET MY PEOPLE and SEE THEIR STORIES.


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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Susan and Janine: A Homegrown Wedding

"Have you ever done a wedding held in someone's house? Is this ever done?" Janine asked me (with a slight tone of worry) as we Skyped a few months before their wedding.

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Business and Politics

I believe that choosing comfortable silence in these times is the mark of irresponsibility, selfishness and complacency.  This post is a simple one. It's to clarify where I stand - as an artist, a business owner, a citizen and a person.

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Lindsay and Richard: Doing Joy Their Own Way - an authentic, DIY, doughnut-filled wedding at the Lake Mohawk Country Club

Now, when professional performers get married, things can go one of two ways - they either find it hard to shut down their "performance" side, or they actively work to make sure that their wedding does not feel like another performance in a life of performance-based work. Lindsay and Richard chose that second option.

From celebrating other family members birthdays and anniversaries, to delighting over a handmade paper doughnut topper, these two kept it relaxed and joyful the whole entire time.

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