Colby & Brandon // An Engagement

Colby & Brandon.

I’ve worked a lot with these two and they have become incredible friends.
No fancy lights, no magazine or online features, no concepts. Not this time.

Just love.

Colby and Brandon are fighting hard for their love. It shouldn’t have to be that way. It’s hard to love yourself, let alone someone else, when there are a lot of ignorant people out there who don’t accept you for who you are. Well you know what? Screw them. Yeah. I said it.

It doesn’t matter who you love. Underneath it all, its the same love.

Colby and Brandon. Thank you so much for letting me capture your love. It was truly special.

I wish I had powerful words to write to you readers. But, I’m going to let you push play below, and let Macklemore do it for me.
There are a lot of pictures. Which is great, because there is a whole lotta love.

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// No law is gonna change us
// We have to change us
// Whatever God you believe in
// We come from the same one
// Strip away the fear
// Underneath it’s all the same love
// About time that we raised up

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Me: At least you guys aren’t doing something cheesy like spinning around holding arms.

Colby: OH MY GOD LET’S DO THAT!!!

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And here is what happens when you bring a superman onesie to an engagement session.

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  1. Scrolling through the photos while playing the song really brought tears to my eyes. Love is love. Everything about this is beautiful. :) Congratulations to the happy couple!

  2. This is stunning Gabriel. I’ve been following Colby and Brandon from the beginning and no two wonderful men could capture the love they share better than these two. I’m truly impressed with the way you caputre the raw emotion between them. It brightens my day, and gives me hope. Thank you, CR Guiliano

  3. Im really glad you two are together and are supporting the “AMERICAN DREAM”-that everyone should be counted “EQUAL”! Keep up the great job!!! love you both!

  4. I have never seen such a charming couple. Colby and Brandon belong together. Their eyes, their touch, their caresses are part of a great love. The two have fought for their love and have been rewarded in the end. The photomontage is wonderful. There are natural photos, as Colby and Brandon are … I wish them all the very best for their future and look forward to the wedding photos! Greetings from Marion from Germany

  5. Oh Gabriel, the beauty, joy and humor in these images can’t be understated. Just divine. And Colby in the onesy… so damn adorable. Keep up the good fight boys. One day the world will look back and wonder what the hell all the fuss was about…

  6. Not only do your engagement fotos renew one’s sense of hope and joy … they simultaneously a sense of taste, restraint and art. Well done!

  7. The love…just the absolute true love you can see is beautiful. I love engagement photos but these at this point in time are my favorite because they show that love is love, especially when marriage equality is soooooo important for the whole nation! Congrats boys and thank you Gabriel for sharing these beautiful photos!

  8. Amazing photos, Wish you both the best and a great life as a couple : your example gives me hope, that one day i’ll be with my soulmate

    Best regards

  9. Gorgeous shots of a beautiful couple – kudos to the photographer, and every happiness to the couple.

  10. I have have followed Colby and Brandon some time! … and loved what I saw in them! … and have thought to myself several times that these two guys make a great couple! I am happy that they have taken the next step towards engagement! I love you both and hope for the very best to both!

  11. These have to be the best pictures i have ever seen. It captures the love and companionship not of two men but of two souls. It is very heart warming and inspiring to look at this set. But the only thing I am afraid of is the fact that they make a Superman pajama set in adult size. :)

  12. Beautiful photos Gabriel, but I’m even more in love with those blue shoes Brandon is wearing. Would you happen to know which brand they are? I’m dying to buy a pair.

  13. Okay…I needed that. Thanks. I wish Colby and Brandon all the best, and I’m so glad you shared these photos of them. Hope the backlash from the demon lovers — uh, I mean faux christians wasn’t too severe.

  14. You truthly are an inspiration, love can be seen in the brightess of your eyes and the way you look at you guy Colby. Congrats! Best wishes from Mexico!

  15. Hello! Nice photos, I think Colby and Brandon beautiful make a good couple. I wish all the happiness in the world for them. I live in Brazil in the state Rio Grande do Sul in the city of Pelotas. I admire the work of Colby and Brandon. Congratulations!

  16. Let the pictures speak for themselves!! Stunning and adorable at the same time! I wish you guys all the best. I love following you guys, thanks for being such an inspiration to me by sharing moments and pictures like these! Best wishes from France!

  17. Truly beautiful pictures for a beautiful couple who through the beauty of these pictures showed what real love and understanding look like

  18. I’m soooo jealous! But in a good way- wish I were one or both of you! You’re gorgeous and obviously very much in love. Best of wishes to you both!

  19. Such a wonderful thing!! I wasn’t expecting to find a gorgeous happiness today! These pictures changed my day and fulfilled me with hope! Congratulations! And how we say here in Brazil: Parabéns!!

  20. You guys are so cute I can’t even handle it. Congratulations, and you guys deserve all the happiness in the world together!

  21. Really loving the photographs. A really talented photographer! It is absolutely refreshing to see a handsome couple in love. You truly captured the their magic.

  22. Oh my this is the sweetest thing ever and now I want to find my love of my life and look like this.

  23. They’re a beautiful couple and I pray for their love to carry them through whatever tough times may bring to their life!!!

  24. …my best friend send me the link to this one and its made my day… First congratulation to both of them and i wish the best of everything for them. This just showed me that my dream is not impossible… thank you…

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  26. GIRLLLLL!!! Your work is flipping rad, you killed this session with this amazing beautiful adorable and fun couple! <3 <3 <3 I need to follow your work! YUM!

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