One would think, or at least hope that people would be a little more enlightened and that this question wouldn’t even be relevant anymore. It’s something that sparks epic debates on “professional” wedding photography forums. It’s a question that frankly saddens me due to the fact that it even needs to be asked in this day and age and that question is the title of this post:

Do you shoot same sex weddings?

The answer is YES. Enthusiastically YES!!! Love is Love, marriage is a celebration of that and marks a significant milestone in life. Regardles of whether or not that love is between a man and a woman, a woman and a woman, or a man and a man it’s all the same, it’s love. I find it depressing that same sex couples would even have to ask the question before even asking if their wedding date is available. I figured that the best thing I could do to help as an individual and as a business owner was to answer the question before it got asked. I do hope that one day this form of discrimination no longer exists. It will eventually happen, I’m sure of that. Unfortunately it can not happen soon enough.

I realize I may actually alienate some potential clients and lose them as a result of this post. I’m fine with that. I feel it is more important to support a community that has been persecuted and treated unfairly. The free expression of love, regardless of sexual orientation (and orientation is the correct word here, it is not merely a preference) is far more important to me than any amount of money.

Cheers, Joe

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