Lara’s wife Elise was tragically killed in February, leaving behind Lara and little Ivy and Skylar. Lara Ryan’s Facebook post about Elise went viral and was a strong and important message those in power that marriage equality is needed.
Same Love Photography, and the couples we have photographed, have put ourselves behind Lara and the marriage equality cause. Additionally, we have put our support behind Lara, Ivy and Skylar and their GoFundMe page.
“If our Mums could have been properly married in Australia they would have been, We’re a family, just like everybody else.” – Ivy and Skylar
“Marriage should have been the first step for Elise and I to begin building our life together, and indeed our ‘illegal’ commitment ceremony was, It began our life of home, owing, hard work, travel, pet parenting and at last parenting our two amazing, clever little girls.
We have created everything we wanted and we are proud and grateful for the happiness and the good that fills our days.
We know that Marriage Equality will happen in Australia, sometime very soon, When that day comes it will be so exciting for so many people, good people, who deserve to have the right to be married.
It would have been the final step for us to complete and secure our relationship and our gorgeous little family.
Unfortunately that day for us will now never come. These girls lost their Mumma in a pedestrian accident in February, I lost my Wife, my love, my every day.
#thisiswhy Australia. We can’t afford to wait a day longer.”