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Love is the only thing that matters…

Dora and Emily got married on July 19th, 2009 in front of all of their friends and family at the Brazil Room in Berkeley. By choosing to get married, Dora’s two children, and Emily’s one child, now have two moms.

I have photographed a lot of weddings, but this was the most amazing wedding I have ever seen. It wasn’t because of the dress, or the shoes, or the flowers, or any of the other details that we easily get lost in. It was because of all the love, the acceptance, and the incredibly beautiful children who saw nothing wrong with two women, of different races, getting married.

Their wedding gave me so much hope for the future. And this week, after hearing Judge Walker’s decision on Proposition 8, the proposition that denied same sex couples the right to marry, I was filled with hope all over again.

I don’t know how anyone can look at this photo and tell me that these people should not have the right to be legally recognized as a family. If only all children were raised in such a loving environment… the world would be a much better place.

About the author paige green

Paige Green is a documentary and portrait photographer, whose storytelling approach to photography frequently addresses issues involving agriculture, land use, and food. Her work is featured in nine books and has been published in Glamour, National Geographic Traveler, New York Times Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, GQ, Country Living, House Beautiful, and Culture. Paige lives in Petaluma, CA with a house full of boys.

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7 Comments

  1. beyond gorgeous!

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  2. Love your heart, Paige Green.

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  3. gads, they look happy! don’t they? right down to the three beautiful children at their sides…
    lucky you for being part of it!

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  4. ,,,beautiful love, beautiful family,,,

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  5. What a beautiful family Paige….thank you for capturing their moment.
    xo

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  6. absolutely beautiful. nice work.

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  7. I am the mother of Dora Dome and I am so proud of her and her commitment to her beautiful family.
    I pray that our family will find peace and closure regarding Proposition 8 and to all the othere families in California live a life filled with Good Health and Happiness.
    Emily you know that you and Ella are welcome.
    My new daughter and grand daughter.

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