Highlight 2015: Gay Marriage Is Legal!

The biggest news of the year, the decade and the new millennium (as far as we're concerned, at least) is the Supremes Court's  landmark decision in Obergefell v. Hodges. In a 5-4 decision, the Court held that same-sex couples are guaranteed the right the marry by the Due Process Clause and the 14th Amendment. 

Upon hearing the good news on June 26, Sharon and I jumped for joy and ran to grab our cameras. And then we headed out to document the celebrations and marriages taking place in and around Atlanta.

Here are a few or our favorite photos:

Early celebration in Midtown Atlanta.

Early celebration in Midtown Atlanta.

Laura and Catherine applying for a marriage license.

Laura and Catherine applying for a marriage license.

Excitement after filling out the forms.

Excitement after filling out the forms.

Exchanging rings at their wedding.

Exchanging rings at their wedding.

Celebrating.

Celebrating.

A rally in support of the decision held at the Center for Civil and Human Rights.

A rally in support of the decision held at the Center for Civil and Human Rights.

Atlanta City Councilman Alex Wan and his fiance' after Alex proposed during the rally.

Atlanta City Councilman Alex Wan and his fiance' after Alex proposed during the rally.

Our staunch advocate Jeff Graham of Georgia Equality.

Our staunch advocate Jeff Graham of Georgia Equality.

We finished off our day at an Indigo Girls concert where lots of folks celebrated the good news.

Amy Ray holds up a sign of the times.

Amy Ray holds up a sign of the times.

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Cindy Brown

I'm an Atlanta wedding photographer who takes soulful, quirky and honest photos ...

I'm also an adventurous traveler and all-round nerd. I love to hike with my beagle/cattle dog Roux and best friend/spouse.

I was born in Atlanta, moved around a lot--30 cities and 5 states--and then came back.

After graduating from the Art Institute of Atlanta, I took a job at asmall newspaper in south Georgia, where I photographedhospital teas, pecan farmers, and beauty queens.

I photographed a biker funeral, death penalty protests andTed Bundy while interning with the Associated Press.

While a photographer for two dailies in Florida, I photographed Ronald Reagan, a train derailment and the dedication of a screened-in porch.

An unexpected life turn took me to Vermont where I fell in love with Bernie Sanders and on to Indiana, where I edited photos for a major daily, and nerded out getting a master’s and PhD.

After teaching photojournalism at colleges and universities in Florida, Indiana and Mississippi, I returned to Atlanta to earn myfifth degree--a Master's of Divinity.

My passion for storytelling with my camera and my interest in religious diversity led my to the field of wedding photojournalism.

I have documented weddings large and small, Unitarian and Pagan, indoors and out, Christian and Muslim, in backyards and in churches. The most exotic wedding I have photographed took place in Mexico and was officiated by aMayan shaman.

When I'm not photographing weddings, portraits or corporate events, I work on personal photo projects, visit friends in amemory-care home, and volunteer at a recovery center.