“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.” – Justice Kennedy on today’s historic ruling making marriage for all a legal right across the country.
The dahlia garden was in full bloom for this small, family-centered spiritual wedding in Golden Gate Park last year.
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Daphne Gottlieb is a poet and writer who was kind enough to spend a little time in the studio with me recently.
This was such a fun session, an adorable toddler, two happy parents, and a beautiful San Francisco summer day in the park..
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I met Cathy and Melia last year as I was working in San Francisco, and am very excited to photograph their own wedding this weekend. We spent a few hours wandering the California native plants garden in Tilden for their engagement session in the early spring sunshine.
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I’ve known Ted Naifeh for a long, long time (15+ years! eeek!), and have photographed him many times. We collaborated years ago (10!) on a graphic novel about San Francisco counter-culture, called ‘How Loathsome’. Ted’s become known for writing and illustrating several groundbreaking young-adult graphic novel series including ‘Courtney Crumrin and the Night Things’, ‘Princess Ugg’, and ‘Polly and Pirates’.