Purple Unions is a labor of love for us. We’re Scott & Mark, a gay couple who met in 1992 and legally married in 2008.
When we started Purple Unions in 2003, we never dreamed marriage equality would come in our lifetimes. Now that it has, we want to help others find welcoming, friendly and supportive wedding vendors to plan your day together.
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Area Served: San Diego, Los Angeles, Carlsbad, Orange County, Southern California
Specializing in same-sex weddings, Aaron searches out imagery that illustrates the love and deep connection between his clients. His style can be described as non-traditional, photojournalism focused on the genuine and true; natural human moments. His free time is spent building art cars for Burning Man, playing with his family and three young boys and pushing his creative limits.
All day, Andre will take photos of the whole wedding, including preparation, ceremony, reception, focusing on his unique photojournalistic photography. His firm belief that people look best when not aware of being photographed is clearly reflected in the naturalness and beauty of his work.
About Purple Unions:
We started our original site, Purple Roofs, in 1998 with a simple concept – build an extensive, updated directory of gay, lesbian, and gay friendly bed and breakfasts.
PurpleRoofs.com is now one of the most popular gay and lesbian travel directories on the web, leading Out Traveler magazine to call us “a superb directory”, and ranking us over Orbitz and Expedia for ease of use and great features.
We started Purple Unions in 2003, just as the marriage equality movement was taking off in the United States. We hoped to one day marry each other, and we wanted to create a gay friendly directory where gay and lesbian couples could plan their own wedding day with the help of supportive wedding vendors of all types.
In November, 2008, we were finally married (for the second time, after the state Supreme Court nixed our 2004 wedding) – and even though it rained throughout the ceremony, it was the perfect day. In fact, our favorite wedding photo was taken under an umbrella in the rain!
If you’re planning get married, congratulations! We wish you a beautiful, memorable day.
–Scott & Mark
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