I was lucky to be able to not only meet this gorgeous family and spend a few precious hours with them, but also to shoot this wedding alongside one of my oldest friends, Azariah Anderson.
Also this may be the calmest wedding I’ve ever been at. The men got ready, singing music the groomsmen wrote themselves. Gabe’s father and mother delivered last minute loving advice, and we drove to Sunset Cliffs. California bathed us in warmth as we hiked down to the wedding location, waiting for Rae to arrive, and the wait was worth it. With her came happiness, and bridesmaids, and the dearest of the couple’s friends who witnessed their love and commitment among a bevy of surfers and curious onlookers. And in brief moments between daylight and sunset, two very loving families were united.