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Romantic runners: Capturing intimate moments at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

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Tommy Welch and his wife Karla Torres-Welch of Los Angeles kiss during a mass ceremony for couples marrying and renewing their vows at the 5th annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013.
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Tommy Welch, of Los Angeles, carries his wife Karla Torres-Welch over the half-marthon finish line during the 5th annual Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. The couple renewed their wedding vows before the run.

Las Vegas Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon and Half Marathon | November 17, 2013

I photographed this pair during a mass ceremony for couples who were getting married or renewing vows before the Las Vegas Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon. Initially, I didn’t choose the top photo for my online gallery because the couple was renewing vows and not actually getting married. I also photographed them as they finished the race, and the husband picked up and carried his wife over the half-marathon finish line. Afterward, the wife contacted me by email and asked me if I had any other photos of them. After I looked at the top photo again, I decided that I really liked the moment and the way they are framed by the other couples around them.

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