A year ago, I remember sitting down to my computer, and searching for a place to volunteer. I wanted to help in the effort to stop the marriage amendment from passing in Minnesota. The amendment would have hurt so many families and individuals that I knew. Little did I know what amazing things would come out of one volunteer offer. I still can't believe how many amazing people I have met and have become great friends with. They really are hero's that walk among us. They spent endless hours on phones, door knocking, spreading the word and just going head on against this amendment. I was there to capture those moments. I wish I could have done more, but being a mom I had other obligations. What I did was in return, talk. I spoke with anyone that crossed my path about the amendment, I spoke out loudly on Facebook, those of you who are my friends should remember that time frame well. With the work of all these amazing individuals, the amendment was defeated! Just 6 months after that amazing night, Same-sex marriage was legalized in the state of Minnesota. August 1st, 2013 marked the day that these couples could finally celebrate their love! Love is Law in Minnesota.
I want to start out my picture sharing, with an image of where it all began!
This is where the Vote No movement started, and we welcomed all to come in and start the conversation!
It is amazing how quickly the time went by, and how fast the dreams of so many became a reality!
Alright, I have talked enough now! It is time for some amazing pictures!!!
Okay, just a few more words, this person is so amazing, and she organized this whole celebration! It is Gale Julius, she is soft spoken, but has very loud heart! I don't know what this movement would have been like without her.
These awesome moments also couldn't have been captured without the help of an amazing second shooter!
Ryan Whistles of Whistles Photography!
If you are in the Hutchinson, MN area, you should book a session with him!
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