Polk is the owner of The Cowgirl Camera, a lesbian owned wedding photography studio that is located in Morrison, Colorado. Morrison is 17 miles west of Denver. She chatted with us today about her business and the LGBT community in general.

Tell us more about yourself:

I live in the mountains about 35 minutes away from Denver. I am part of the LGBT community. I want to see more good, professional wedding images of gay and lesbian weddings and engagements on professional photography sites. And I want to help make that happen for my community.

I’ve passed my test to become a Certified Professional Photographer through the Professional Photographers of America.  I entered Professional Print Competitions for the first time this year.  Entered first with Intermountain PPA in Utah where I received my first Merit Image for one of my pictures.  Then recently I entered Print Competition here in Colorado with the CPP group and got 4 Merit Images.

Why Photography is important to you and the LGBT community: 

I’ve never been so passionate about any job!  I love what I do and want to be of service to the LGBT community. I live about 15 minutes up the mountain from the homophobic baker – the one who took his case to the supreme court.  I want to see our community treated fairly, especially in this local market.

Tell Us About “The Cowgirl Photography” 
I know my business name, “The Cowgirl Camera Photography” doesn’t exactly scream “Gay Weddings,” But it does describe me personally very well as I shoot a lot of horse events with cowgirls and cowboys.  I’ve shot the local gay rodeo for several years, not for them as they have their own photographer on staff, but for myself and the participants.  In 2017 I was asked to shoot the Gay Rodeo Finals in Vegas but they couldn’t compensate me well enough to make that a reality.