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Karla and Adriana contacted me about shooting their wedding in Summer 2016. As queer Latinx photographers themselves, I was beyond honored to learn how much they appreciated my work and wanted me to shoot their day.
We got together for coffee at one of my favorite coffee locations (Sightglass), and I had the best time learning about all their plans for a Fall 2017 wedding. While they told me all about their love story, their body language and glances at each other made it clear how palpable their love is. They couldn’t wait to refer to each other as “esposa” and were willing to do whatever it took to make sure everyone knew how important their love was/is, even if it meant alienating family and friends who didn’t understand. They found their forever home in each other and weren’t going to let that go anytime soon.
Months later, after 45 was elected into office, I was checking my Facebook messages in bed before going to sleep. It was late, and there was a message from Karla and Adriana. Like me, they were scared for their future and their rights. They did not want to wait another year to make their love official during an administration that could potentially remove their right to marry, so they decided to elope at San Francisco City Hall and hoped I’d still be able to photograph their wedding a year earlier than planned, in December 2016.
YES, ABSOLUTELY YES!
I felt so connected to them and couldn’t imagine not being a witness on their special day.
Karla and Adriana, being a part of your love story was truly a pleasure. I look forward to hanging with you two again!