Dayna contacted me and said “I will be getting married in a courtroom in Lynnwood, WA 3/22/13 at 4:30pm to Tammy, my life partner. We fell in love 3/22/84 and will celebrate our 29th anniversary by finally being able to marry legally.”
They were awesome from the beginning and I couldn’t be more honored to be chosen to document the wedding of a couple, still very much in love, that waited 29 years to have their union recognized! They had reviewed my photojournalism and trusted me from the very beginning. What more could a photographer ask for?
Since we hadn’t met ahead of time, when I arrived at their home early on their wedding day we sat and talked for a while about their story. I said, “gee, that sounds really familiar.” Well, said Tammy, we were in this movie called “InLaws and Outlaws.” I couldn’t believe it. I had no idea that the couple before me were in one of my favorite independent films by Drew Emery. If you havent seen it, I strongly recommend you try to rent it or check it out of the library. It’ s truly fabulous. http://www.inlawsandoutlawsfilm.com/
Meanwhile, we totally hit it off, and I look forward to documenting their family for years to come. Nicer people can’t be found. Happy Anniversary you kids! Meryl