Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Friday, June 28, 2013
Congratulations to all of my past and future (!!!) LGBT couples on the striking down of Prop 8 and the dissolution of DOMA!
I so look forward to shooting more of these weddings in the future. There was so much triumph and joy in the handful of couples I had the honor to work with during that brief period in the summer of 2008: every one of them had an amazing story.
Maryellen and Diana had been married multiple times already when they said their vows in SF city hall: once in every state in which it was legal, plus Canada. They were part of a class action suit against their home state of New York for recognition of their marriage (and they got it last year).
Jerry and Dino were both in their 60s, having lived together in a small Southern town for 30+ years, through times when they could have likely been jailed or beaten for their relationship. They were shy about showing affection in public, even here in San Francisco.
Then there were a few couples who got married post-prop 8, despite the lack of legal recognition. Their weddings were full of mixed emotion.
One lesbian couple, married in Tahoe in 2011, still can't give me permission to post their pictures anywhere on the internet, in case they might be found by one of the brides' parents. Most of her family refused to come to the wedding, or to acknowledge the marriage at all, and as far as I know they still don't.
It breaks my heart, not only that the couple cannot show off their beautiful pictures with pride for fear of upsetting the parents, but that the parents will not have the chance to see the happiness and joy in the faces of their daughter, and her wife. I can only hope that this week's news may move them to acknowledge the loving relationship that sits there invisible right before their eyes.
As they say, nothing can stand in the way of an idea whose time has come.
Here again are a handful of my favorite images from my beautiful gay/lesbian/queer couples, soon to be joined by many more!
So, if you're planning an LGBT wedding, email me! I'm happy to work with your budget, and I'd love to photograph and share with you your laughter, tears, love, and triumph at this moment in history.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Stella and David
September 15, 2012
full set of images
I freaking love Stella and David. They are awesome.
In honor of the holiday season fast approaching, I give you twelve reasons to prove their awesomeness.
venue, decor, linens, catering, and cake: Sir Francis Drake Hotel
officiant: Rabbi Gershon
florist: Laurel Winzler
band: Regina's All Stars
videographer: Well Spun Weddings
makeup and hair: Melisa Hall
dress: Clarissa Bridal