All The Colours Of The Rainbow
Australia fought long and hard for equality when it comes to love, and weddings...
And what a wonderful virtue they fought for!
Love is love.
Plain and simple. That's all there is to it. We live in the best country in the world with more privilege and opportunity than we can ever realise - which is why it was such a surprise that same sex marriage was still illegal until only recently. It's quite sad that some people throughout Australia seem to think that they have the right to tell others, people they will never know or be affected by in any way, that they don't have the right to love who they want to.
It can be hard for people to accept same sex marriage, which is - in itself - hard to accept too. Some people don't bat an eye at two gay men or two lesbian women walking down the street, hand in hand. Others... Well, I'm sure I don't have to go in to graphic detail.
But the wonderful thing, when it comes to a wedding, is that many people put aside their beliefs and convictions, even if it's just for the day, and help two beautiful people celebrate their big day.
Legalising same sex marriage has been a HUGE, excellent step forward for the LGBT+ community and for the country of Australia. Not only will these communities be granted the same rights as their "straight" counterparts, but the discrimination against them will also be reduced which has a profound impact on everyone involved - not just the LGBT+ community.
At D'Arcy & Co. we have been very lucky to be included in a few same sex marriage ceremonies, and it's so wonderful to see people from all walks of like coming together to celebrate love.
Because, at the end of the day, we all bleed the same colour. Who we love is a simple preference that shouldn't have any sway or say on other peoples lives.
We are absolutely humbled to be asked to capture and immortalise love, in any of its beautiful forms, on anybody's special day!
If you would like to enquire about your same sex marriage photography/videography, click here and let's get in touch!
See you through the lens,
D'Arcy & Co. x