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Duncan + Joshua’s “for better or worse” portrait session | Australia

Engagements / September 24, 2014

Our future is certainly together, for better or worse, but we try not to constrict our lives by other people’s ideals or views from society simply because of what was considered, in the past, the ‘norm’.

Here at F* Yeah we want to represent couples who are true to themselves and to their stories. We do this by sharing with you their engagement and wedding moments via beautiful imagery. But not all LGBTIQ couples wish to represent their love for one another through an engagement or wedding, but rather in their own way. This is exactly what Duncan and Joshua’s shoot represented…for better or worse.

Duncan and Joshua are “two laid back guys who are smarter than your average gay, lol” – clearly with a good sense of humour. Like most couples, they “enjoy shopping, travel and going to look at open houses on weekends for the inspiration and ideas we can get for our own living space, as well as keeping our eye on the property market for a possible investment property.”

Duncan and Joshua met through mutual friends while both living in a small town, which meant that they “saw each other around on weekends at a local gay club.”  The boys have been together for 9.5 years (whoa right) and they “couldn’t imagine life any other way, and are looking forward to celebrating our decade anniversary, and being together for many more to come.” Naaaaaawwwwwwww.

Warning, more mooshie words coming atcha from Duncan and Joshua:
“Neither of us has proposed as yet, so we are not really engaged or married. We have spoken about it together several times though. Duncan loves the idea of getting married, if only for the events associated with it and presents. We both decided we would hold off on marriage, and therefore the engagement, until it is legally recognised in Australia. It’s important to us that if we are to make a statement and commitment of such magnitude to each other, it should have all the same legalities associated with it as is currently given to heterosexual couples. We don’t know that we will get married, but we certainly aren’t ruling it out either.”

Duncan and Joshua’s images were shot in Sydney, NSW by the talents of Adam Cavanagh of Cavanagh Photography.

Fun facts: I'm a "loud" little Latin gurl. I heart my label maker as much as I do my partner. I also like red things, leg-day and red velvet everything. My daily vocab includes "have you eaten?", "I love you" and "I farted"... not all at once or in that order. If I'm not talking to you about feelings I'd be helping you organise something.

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on September 25, 2014

Wow, so privileged to have been able to shoot with such a talent as you Adam. We will certainly cherish these photo’s to look back on and fill our frames with. :-)

Also pleased to have been asked to share our story, and happy to have told it!!

We really feel as though our relationship is something we can be proud of.

I love having the opportunity to share it and provide hope to those who think it ‘just doesn’t happen in the LGBTIQ community’ and an example that long term relationships (of ANY kind, LGBTIQ&H [H for heterosexual lol] ;-) age gapped, racially, religiously or culturally different) are in existence, just as important and most definitely worthy of equal recognition and celebration as each other.

It’s really such an honour to be part of this wonderful feature (even if I do say so myself… lol) ;-P

    on September 28, 2014

    It was a pleasure for us to feature your love story via your words and images. While it is hard to live with the fact that in some parts of the world our love cannot be legally recognised, no one can stop us from loving the person that we are with. Thank you again Duncan and Joshua xx

on September 25, 2014


on September 24, 2014

Thanks so much for the lovely feature :)

    Lara Luz
    on September 24, 2014

    Our pleasure Adam, we celebrate love and wonderful photography!

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