Yesterday I did something that I will never forget. When Emelie and Aki asked for my blessing in being the photographer for their wedding day, I felt both nervous and honored. Capturing and sharing this moment for the two of them was a highlight in my life. . It symbolized many things. The fight for same-sex marriage, for love, and for our willingness to show up for and to protect what we know in our hearts is right and what is true despite adversity or oppression. It symbolized history. It symbolized Emilie and I's kind friendship. It symbolized so much for me as a photographer. . Challenged outside of my comfort zone, I found myself caught up in the moment behind the lens and feeling a solid sense of both playfulness and identity there - "I am a photographer and this is what makes me happy". A part of myself I have often denied or pushed away at times in my life due to frustration or insecurity. The camera has always found me, always guided me to that next step in life, opened doors. . I felt a tremendous sense of pride working on something so important and so meaningful. It left me moving forward in the days strong, collective and hopeful. So as I work on the edits for these with the great trepidation in trying to do them both justice and in joy, I would like to share with you this gorgeous, newly and happily married wife and wife, Emilie and Aki.
Happy wedding day to all of the brides getting married today! @andi_ruth is serious #brideinspo looking incredible in our 'Graceful Lace Maxi' robe, being pampered and prepped on her big day! Thank you so much for sharing with us 💗 LR xx
When your sweet client @jemjoske has incredible taste! Photo: @jemmakeech l Heels: @maisonvalentino l Stationery: @writtenwordcalligraphy l Ring Box: @the_mrs_box l Perfume: @officialbyredo l Lingerie: @agentprovocateur #weddinginitaly#bridalfashion#weddingfashion
So fun celebrating the marriage of @meaganboyce_ + @sethleberryfinn tonight! ❤ So stoked for this God fearing, sweet couple + to adventure with them as our new neighbors!!! 🙌🏼 (ps thanks for the photo @mrs_pippin 😘) #happilyeverthomson