“When women got the vote, they did not redefine voting. When African Americans got the right to sit at the lunch counter alongside white people, they did not redefine eating out. They were simply invited to the table. That is all we want to do; we have no desire to change marriage. We want to be entitled to not only the same privileges, but the same responsibilities as straight people.” – Cynthia Nixon
You’ve probably heard news by now of the historical SCOTUS ruling just two weeks ago, which for the first time in the history of our nation The Supreme Court ruled that there IS a constitutional right to same sex marriage. While I’m not very politically outspoken and like to remain neutral on most topics, I do believe that this one is just too monumentally beautiful to keep under wraps. With dear friends, clients, and family alike who love so very genuinely, intensely, and whole-heartedly to another of the same sex, I choose to support love–every single time.
Ashley and Becca have been engaged for some 8 months and Becca contacted me recently with plans to surprise Ashley with an engagement session. I’ve met them once before and spent beautiful time with them the other day, and let me tell you, their genuine enamor and grace towards one another radiates so very profoundly. Adventuring life together, creating joy for one another, building a life upon a core of the most genuine love and happiness–my friends, they ARE doing it right. This, this is what this crazy life journey is all about.
When Ashley felt a little uncomfortable during the session, Becca reassured her of her beauty in the most uplifting way.
I had SO very many favorite shots from their session, but the one below certainly ranks. There is nothing I love more than to capture PURE, genuine joy.
Becca is an artist herself, so when we spoke during the planning of their session, we knew we wanted to end it along the beautiful cypress trees and in the water somehow. I couldn’t be more content with how the end of the day panned out…
Dancing in the water at sunset, twirling in a girly dress, and giggling uncontrollably with the human you love most in the world–I couldn’t think of many better ways to end a day.
Ashley and Becca, from the depths of me, thank you so very much for choosing me to document your most beautiful depiction of love and life. I cannot wait to see what the future holds for the two of you, together.