Pridefest – Colors, Culture, Fashion, Love
I am a strong believer that ALL should have the right to marry whomever he or she wants.
Other than for the art and the challenge, one of the reasons I became a wedding photographer is because I’m a lover…a sentimental romantic that has always “awed” when I see any two people in love. I have no enemies, I love everyone. Sure some have called me a naive idealistic hippie, but I really do believe love can change the world. And if someone wants to express their love to another person through a wedding, well they should have the right do get married, and get divorced, just like everyone else!
Not only am I a big supporter of gay rights…but also of brightly colored costumes, parades, and just having fun! So, on Sunday June 17th I was proud to be walking in support of CO gay weddings in the annual Denver Pridefest Parade. Wedding planner extraordinaire Mark of Events Unwrapped started CO Gay Weddings to help the gay and transgender community find LGBT friendly wedding professionals that don’t discriminate on sexual orientation. The parade started early Sunday morning at Cheeseman Park, headed downtown through Capitol Hill, and ended at Civic Center Park in the heart of the city. Pridefest went all weekend long, filling Civic Center Park with live music, community booths, and lots of colorful people and entertainment.
Play the slideshow below to see some of my pictures of the parade, the party, and lots of unique interesting people! And if you are looking for a photographer for your commitment ceremony or gay wedding, please contact me. Even though it may not be yet technically legal in Colorado, I would love to document your special celebration. Check out this gay wedding in New Orleans I photographed a couple years ago for some inspiration.