Who We Are & What We’re About
Founded by Emmy-winng TV director and producer Nancy Swartz, MARRY ME GAY creates custom wedding videos and DVDs for gay and lesbian couples. From traditional weddings to commitment ceremonies, we commemorate your special day with a broadcast-quality video, tailored to your style and taste.
“[Marry Me Gay]…put a little gay in this gala.” —The New York Times
As an LGBT-owned and operated company, the MARRY ME GAY team is deeply sensitive to our clients’ needs. Our mission is to make same-sex couples the stars of their big day, rather than the “exception” to their videographer’s straight style.
“We love the work [of MARRY ME GAY], and we felt more comfortable having a gay company film us at such an intimate moment,” rave Stacey and Susan, who were recently wed in Provinceton, MA. “They really captured the events and our feelings, but stayed in the background. We are so happy they were there to
document our day.”
Nancy Swartz, Owner & Director
Owner and director Nancy Swartz is an Emmy award- winning television and documentary director with lifetime credentials in the LGBT community. Her track record includes producing and directing shows for MTV, VH1, The History Channel, BBC and Sony TV. While at Sony TV, Swartz produced a series of dream
wedding segments for “Life & Style.” At “Good Morning America,” she
procured an exclusive of the first gay wedding ceremony in San Francisco’s City Hall and helped break the news to the world. Her story on domestic
partnerships for Court TV was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award. Nancy is a longtime member of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalist
Association, and a former board member of the Miami Gay and Lesbian
Swartz is sought out by gay and lesbian couples because of her approach to documenting their special day. “A lot of traditional videographers who do straight weddings have a formula, whereas gay couples all have their own stories that have to be told a certain way,” says Swartz. “Sometimes one bride will wear a dress, and sometimes both wear a dress. Some gay men like to design their own weddings and are checking details until the last minute. I capture each story individually. The couples don’t have to explain who they are. There is no exception.”
Videographers & Editors
Marry Me Gay works with a team of professional video journalists who shoot reality shows, news and documentaries for such channels as HBO, MTV, and Logo. Each shooter brings a high level of professionalism, sensitivity and artistic style to his or her work.