When I found out that Samantha and Gabe were dating, I squealed with delight. Delighted that my best friend had found a great guy, but also because I had already met him!
Turns out, the three of us are all from Quincy, Washington; and the last time I saw Gabe was when I was about five years old – right before they moved away. I’m sure he doesn’t remember my family or me much since he was even younger at the time, but I know he comes from a great family. Nothing puts your heart at ease like knowing your best friend has chosen a great partner.
Fast-forward to the day of the photo shoot. Gabe and I re-meet as adults, and he’s just as nice now as he was when we were younger. He and Sam laughed easily, and their sense of adventure was contagious. They found our shooting location last summer while searching for places to cliff jump along the Columbia River. While the spot isn’t suitable for cliff jumping, it makes for a perfect photo backdrop! Unlike the nearby, but busier, overlook of the Vantage Bridge, we had the place to ourselves, and the smoke from nearby wildfires created the most amazing light.
I can’t wait to see where life takes these two. Congrats again, Sam and Gabe!