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Time for Love


Time is the name of the game in any relationship. Sometimes it seems like a hurdle to jump and sometimes it’s a runaway train but if you are part of a solid team, you can face it together. Ty and Lamar were partners for 10 years before they were able to marry legally… that’s a long time to want something you can’t have. When the day finally came, I was caught many times by how perfect a fit they were together. We did this portrait a little before the ceremony at the Academy Chapel and that gave them a chance for some quiet time before the whole crowd thing that a wedding becomes.

I am happy to see that our society is moving in the right direction… it’s past time for a balanced world.

Dancing in the Aisles


After the kiss, Ty and Lamar smiled broadly at their guests as the music started… the doors at the Academy Chapel swung open and Tina Turner came dancing down the aisle. She was belting out “Better Be Good to Me” and I watched the guests start to react… by the time the robes came off to reveal a short spangled red dress, everyone was grinning, even mom!

Poison Waters has been a local treasure for 25 years… her everyday name is Kevin Cook and he has been very involved in helping our community. Since Ty was instrumental in getting the Freedom to Marry Act across the finish line in Washington, it made total sense for Poison Waters to be a part of the day. Poison sang the newly minted couple up the aisle and out to join the marching band that would take the crowd to the Brickstone Ballroom a couple of blocks away… it was a very fine day, indeed. With any luck, the rest of the country will catch up soon and everyone will dance in the aisles.

Happy to be a part of your plans… come see me when you are ready to talk. ;0)