I have been working as a contract photographer for the City of West Hollywood since 2010. Since 2009, I have been covering weddings. When the city asked me to cover civil ceremonies for same sex couples the day after the Supreme Court legalized same sex marriage, I knew it was going to be special.
This assignment combines two thing I’m passionate about – wedding photography and same sex marriage. Five years later, I can still say this is the best assignment the city has given me. For five hours, I witnessed intense displays of love, affection and relief. Finally these individuals could enjoy the same freedoms as all Americans! Cheers to marriage equality!
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On Monday, July 1st, 2013, city council members from the City of West Hollywood line up to be sworn in to perform performed civil ceremonies. In total, there were 117 ceremonies performed for same sex couples.
This woman stood up just after the council members were sworn in and shouted: “What about the people of California who went to the polls and voted for Proposition 8,” to which someone replied, “They lost.” As the sheriff’s officer escorted her out of the council chambers, she shouted “Jesus Christ is not pleased! What about the people’s votes?” Council member John Duran shouted back, “Thank God for the Supreme Court.”
Same Sex Wedding Photographer
Same Sex Wedding Photographer // Jonathan Moore Photography