Currently I photograph about 30 weddings a year and have done so for the past four years. I don't think that many people have seen the irony in my career choice in the past. I'm a major cheesy, romantic person. I love chick flicks and sappy cards so it should be of no surprise that I LOVE weddings. But not many people have witnessed the struggle of being a wedding photographer, being in the business of weddings and love, and not actually being able to legally get married in the state you live. It was very ironic to me and sometimes very frustrating. I can now say that my love for being a wedding photographer has grown even more, and that's something I didn't know was possible.
It has been a very exciting week here in PA. We can officially say that love has won in Pennsylvania. Finally the state of PA will recognize that love is love and it doesn't matter what gender two people are. I just wanted to take a moment to say that I am more than excited about this decision and that PA is officially on the right side of history. Being an out photographer in the area I have had the opportunity to capture many same sex couples love in portraits. I hope that I now have the opportunity to document more same sex love stories whether they be weddings, couples sessions, or family sessions. Congratulations to all of the couples and families out there that can now be recognized by the government.
Here are a few of my favorites!
It has been a very busy few weeks in our home between adopting our new fur child, Pepper, wedding season starting up, softball season starting, and Jackie's school prom. After settling into all the craziness that is our life I finally got back to the blog to get this adorable session up!
I was so excited to hear from Brad after not hearing from him since high school. I was honored to be asked to do a session for him and his wife while he was in from out of town. We met up at Mingo Creek Park, and none of us were prepared for how large the park actually was. I spent an hour catching up with Brad and getting to know his wife, Natasha a little more. This couple is not only so great together but so excited to bring this little boy into the world. They are both going to make great parents and will be there to make some jokes along the way.
Mingo Creek Park is beautiful and offered up some great scenery for portraits. Hopefully I get to shoot there more often!
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