I recently photographed a wedding where the couple chose a special reading to be given during their ceremony. This is really common- lots of couples select meaningful passages to be read aloud during their ceremony, and it's always so interesting to me, because it tells me so much about them and their love. And it's also really common for me to cry at some point during every wedding I photograph- I think because having this job gives me some very intimate insight into some of the biggest moments of their lives. I see nervous grooms pacing the floor. I see parents stifle tears because their children grew up in the blink of an eye. I see shaking hands and giddy excitement. I hear whispered promises and sighs of relief and joyous laughter. But with this particular wedding, the bride and groom chose to have the Obergefell v. Hodges decision read aloud during their wedding ceremony, and as the words echoed throughout the 19th century church we all stood in, I cried too. Love wins, always.
Marigny Opera House