Photographer Curtis Brown is creating a portrait of the meaning of family. Brown is traveling around the state taking photographs of families in "Vote Against" T-shirts, hoping to drum up voters to participate in the May 8 election.
On that date, North Carolina voters can choose whether to put the definition of marriage as between one man and one woman into the state constitution. Gay marriage is already illegal in the Tar Heel state.
Brown gives each family a professional photo in hopes they will be posted on social media sites like Facebook to spread the word.
The next shoot is Saturday in Raleigh at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church from 12 to 6 p.m.
Tami Fitzgerald, spokesperson for "Vote for Marriage NC," a coalition of organizations that are in favor of the amendment, isn't swayed by the photos. "I think most people will go out to vote because they know the importance of protecting marriage as between one man and one woman," she said.