It seems that in Kathryn Hamm's family there is a tradition of harnessing necessity. In her mother's case, that meant launching an online business to connect same-sex couples to wedding vendors.
''My mom started the company back in 1999 after she couldn't find anything for the wedding my partner and I had, over on the Eastern Shore in Maryland,'' Hamm explains, detailing how she eventually became part of the company, today gayweddings.com. Hamm has followed her mom's lead by also filling a void in the marketplace. With photographer Thea Dodds, she has just published Capturing Love: The Art of Lesbian & Gay Wedding Photography.
(Photo by Kat Forder Photography)