With the entire San Diego skyline as a backdrop, Nick and Wes exchanged theirs vows on the rooftop of the Marriott Hotel. Many of their guests worked as flight attendants, so one of the evening highlights was a full-on flight prep speech with inflatable life jackets. The seating chart was an airline boarding screen. The night was full of laughs with punctuated by quiet romantic moments.
I have never witnessed such sweet romance so steeped in the rich community and ceremony of a church. This was the first gay wedding that I photographed with the ceremony taking place inside a church. It was such a joy to see the tradition and orthodoxy that only a religious institution can provide, mix so purely and un-inhibiting with the love of these two men. They had met in the pews of this very church, both singing in the choir. The beginnings of their courtship so closely intertwined with their faith. Like all weddings, their love was so unique, yet like all weddings, rich with special moments and exciting to capture. We began at a private home in La Jolla for all the getting ready (I love it when couples get ready together), then we headed to Del Mar Presbyterian Church for the ceremony and family photos. We made a pit-stop at the glider port in Torrey Pines for some wedding party photos before heading to the reception were we danced on the patios of the Great Hall UCSD.