In light of what’s going on in the Supreme Court today, I cannot end the day without sharing this:
I am in the business of photographing love. It’s a good gig. And as a wedding photographer, I see all kinds of love. Young love, refound love, strong love… and every now and then, maybe some love that needs a little more time to marinate. I really do see it all. I can, however, say without hesitation that rarely have I seen a more pure, stronger love than I saw this weekend while I was shooting a wedding in NYC with Meg Miller Photography. The marriage and celebration between Kevin and Michael was just perfect. It was divine. They were made for one another, and for anyone to tell them that their love is lesser than any other love is beyond my comprehension. The amount of peace, joy and certainty that surrounded them from their friends and family was remarkable. It was a beautiful day. Meg and I were both honored to be there.
My goal is not to start a debate, as there really shouldn’t be any question as to how I feel about the issue of marriage equality. I believe, of course, that everyone is entitled to their thoughts, all the while knowing that the hope for change should never be lost. All I am saying is that every once in a while, I get to see a love that takes my breath away. And, mandates that prevent that kind of love just seem silly to me.
Congratulations to my new friends. Cheers. Photos courtesy of Meg.
And a line from one of my favorite poems that they beautiful shared during their ceremony:
“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride; so I love you because I know no other way than this…” XVII | Pablo Neruda