Leland & Leif were married on Election Day, and considering how well same sex marriage fared at the polls on election night, I’d say that was a lucky day. They had actually traveled from San Francisco to run the New York Marathon the weekend before, but Hurricane Sandy put a damper on those plans. So instead they volunteered to help in relief efforts, and next year they’re going to come back and run the marathon for their first anniversary!
I met these two – along with Leif’s mom, and their two closest friends – at Bethesda Terrace for portraits before the actual ceremony. It was a gorgeous evening, and the light was just incredible. When we finished portraits, we headed to Ladies Pavilion for their actual ceremony – officiated by the always wonderful, Judie Guild. Their ceremony was truly incredible – everyone was crying – and Judie did such a great job conveying their story through her ceremony. Afterwards they took a moment to themselves and decided to feed the nearby ducks with bread they brought from The Boathouse. Leif especially has an affinity for ducks, and the two hope they can have a place with ducks of their own someday, so it was a really sweet moment.
Leland & Leif – thank you both for everything! Working with you two was truly a wonderful experience, and I wish you so much love in your marriage!