This has been a great week for wedding news!
I have always been a supporter of marriage equality and can’t believe it’s taken this long to get there. At my own wedding 6 years ago, one of our ceremony readings was an excerpt from the Goodridge vs. Massachusetts Supreme Court ruling:
“Marriage is a vital social institution. The exclusive commitment of two individuals to each other nurtures love and mutual support. Marriage is at once a deeply personal commitment to another human being and a highly public celebration of the ideals of mutuality, companionship, intimacy, fidelity, and family. Because it fulfils yearnings for security, safe haven, and connection that express our common humanity, the decision whether and whom to marry is among life’s momentous acts of self-definition. It is undoubtedly for these reasons, as well as for its intimately personal significance, that civil marriage has long been termed a ‘civil right’. Without the right to marry, one is excluded from the full range of human experience.”
Now that DOMA and Prop 8 have been repealed, I’m so excited to attend many future weddings of my LGBTQ friends and family, and photograph those of California couples who have been waiting for this moment.
I am also offering an elopement special to couples getting married soon as a result of these decisions. If you are planning a weekday courthouse ceremony in July or August, I’d love to photograph you! Instead of my normal elopement rates, I’ll be photographing these ceremonies for $250 per hour of coverage. If you’re planning a bigger wedding at a different venue, on a weekend, or outside of this time frame, I’d be happy to set up a custom quote. So contact me for more information or to book your wedding date!