Monday, September 27, 2010

Same Sex Weddings & Being response to a blog comment!

Same Sex Weddings & Being Christian, a response to a blog comment

Somebody "anonymously" left a comment concerning my "same sex wedding" blog saying: "Jaimee, you know better, I am surprised that you would participate in a Hoax, it's not biblical and it's not legal." My response: Since this person knows me, I am surprised that you would not talk to me personally Christian to Christian as the bible states. Since I do not have that option I would like to publically reply, even though I am not releasing the comment on my blog and could have ignored it completely. First off, it starts by saying,  "you know better," which seems sort of shaming to me? Biblically, there is only one judge that has the right to shame me, well maybe besides my parents growing up. :) Second, it says that I participated in a Hoax? What? The definition of a Hoax is to deceive or defraud, a fake or imposter. I participated in no deception, I really do not completely understand what that means. I would like to say that I do not run my business and choose clients according to others personal beliefs compared to mine. If that were the case and I only serviced Christians and Christian weddings, then I could not shoot any weddings of any Christian couples that currently live or sleep together, or sin as a practiced lifestyle. How would I find this out? I also would not be able to shoot any other religious ceremonies, considering they would not believe as I do including: atheists, agnostics, and even some Christian services I have done and felt convicted about the differences in beliefs. So considering the list above, as I have put a lot of thought into this, living here I would not have much of a business left. Shooting someone's religious or non-religious ceremony or event is LOVING and none of my business what their personal beliefs are! If I were an accountant would I not do a gay persons taxes? If I owned a bakery, would I put a sign up saying I only serve certain groups? I think discrimination is the thing that is against the law? I wear my cross, and I document people's lives. Like Jesus, I will try to stand next to anyone in LOVE and NON-Judgment! Did Paul only make tents for Christians? When Jesus made wine, was it not at an Orthodox Jewish Wedding?  I don't feel too good or better than anyone as to not stand in front of them and document there life, as a Christian I feel this is what I have been called to do. It is sad for me that people miss the message and LOVE of Jesus. You should not mistake the difference between compassionate love and condoning others beliefs and choices. Who did Jesus actually spend his time with, what did he actually do? What this couple did was not illegal, they had a non-religious ceremony expressing their love and commitment and I feel absolutely NO conviction for shooting this!  As far as it being biblical, I think I have already stated above that I am not running a business where I have the power to judge somebody else's walk with God and whether or not I deem them biblical enough or their ceremony biblical enough for me to shoot. I am not the judge of this. I do not run a strictly Christian company only documenting biblically sound Christian lives, and if I did would I be doing what Jesus did?  WWJD?????

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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Mission Inn Wedding.....BEAUTIFUL wedding venue
and Hotel, check it out!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Family Shoot in Humboldt! These girls are modern day "Little House on the Prairie"

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Intimate Backyard Wedding

Congrats Erika and Nikole and their recent wedding ceremony held in a beautiful backyard in Corona, Ca. I love backyard weddings! As I have blogged about before, backyard weddings are very intimate and are all about the couple! I really felt the love on this wedding, they adore each other. We drove around and pulled off of the side of the road to shoot the romantics, very fun and rustic. In today's economy especially, backyard weddings are becoming more popular. I have seen some awesome, classy, fun, intimate, detailed, backyard weddings. Saving money on the venue can result in affording a better photographer and better vendors all away around.  You are not limited on food and can pick your own caterer as well as have no time constraints with the church or wedding venue. When there are no time constraints you can spend more time shooting great romantics and go to multiple locations, even though we were behind on the scheduled timeline for this wedding, we still had plenty of extra time and we never felt rushed. More money can be spent on the details, and by hiring a full service wedding coordinator that also does design and florals can actually save you money. Regardless of the legalities around same sex weddings, Erika and Nikole did not let that stop them, they still went ahead with full wedding plans to celebrate their love. Beautiful Bride!

Mission Inn Wedding

Congrats Monique & Rob and their recent wedding in Riverside, Ca. The Mission Inn is a GORGEOUS venue!!! We shot the "Getting Ready's," first glance, romantics and bridal party there. I captured some of the details so you can see all of the wonderful romantic possibilities. It is a fun place to run around and set up shots. At 107 degrees it was definitely the hottest wedding of the year! The ceremony was across the street, but the cathedral at Mission Inn is breathtaking. If you want a awesome wedding venue with amazing images, then check out the Mission Inn. - Mission Inn Weddings

I love this shot. The "First Glance" is when the bride and groom see each other for the first time, prior to the ceremony. It is always a great moment. Love how the bride is walking towards her groom.
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