Mission: Marry Us Campaign was created to raise awareness and promote marriage equality, for all.
In November of 2012, Marry Us Campaign, in collaboration with the Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus and Minnesotan’s United for All Families, helped make Minnesota the first state in history [showhide type=”post” more_text=”Show more …” less_text=”Show Less …”] to vote down an amendment to their state constitution making marriage “only between one man, and one woman.”
Leading to that date, I traveled Minnesota setting up a makeshift portrait studio at restaurants, bars, events, festivals, etc — anywhere they would let me in. I photographed thousands of people, sharing their portrait afterwards, and invited them to share it with others through social media or any other means possible. My goal with each portrait was to capture people in a way that they would want to share the photo, and start a conversation — telling others what marriage equality would mean to them personally.
Through my efforts with the campaign, I also received Twin Cities Pride organization’s Everyday Hero Award, and had the opportunity to photograph Minnesota based celebrities, and politicians through a sister campaign called “I Have Pride.” After the supreme court voted to legalize same sex marriage nationwide on June 26, 2015 I decided to put Marry Us Campaign to rest.
All images can still be seen through the facebook page.