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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.

[audio:http://a.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7hlp05LyE1qjonb1o1.mp3]

// 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. Alia A

    April 30th, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    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. CR Guiliano

    April 30th, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    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. ROBERT WEBBER

    April 30th, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    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. Marion

    April 30th, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    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. James Troi

    April 30th, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    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. Chris

    May 1st, 2013 at 12:38 am

    Gorgeous photos! very cute couple!

  7. J. D.

    May 1st, 2013 at 12:56 am

    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!

  8. Remmy Duchene

    May 1st, 2013 at 1:13 am

    You guys make a lovely couple. Good-luck and congratulations on your engagement.

  9. kuri

    May 1st, 2013 at 1:17 am

    😛 ame eso…se ve tierno

  10. Abby

    May 1st, 2013 at 3:45 am

    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!

  11. Alex Nguyen

    May 1st, 2013 at 8:15 am

    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

  12. Nic

    May 1st, 2013 at 9:49 pm

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

  13. ROGER

    May 1st, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    u 2 guys are great, and so cute together. I wish u both the best in life. 🙂

  14. Tay

    May 1st, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    these are adorable! 🙂

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  18. Bruce Wright

    May 2nd, 2013 at 11:26 am

    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!

  19. Anthony S

    May 2nd, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    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. 🙂

  20. Felix

    May 2nd, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    Amazing! Good job, guys!

  21. Shane Fallon

    May 2nd, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    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.

  22. Kyle Michel Sullivan

    May 2nd, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    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.

  23. Yeyo

    May 3rd, 2013 at 4:48 am

    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!

  24. Gilvane Montiel

    May 3rd, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    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!

  25. Francois

    May 3rd, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    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!

  26. Shavonne Belford

    May 4th, 2013 at 11:53 pm

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

  27. Mark Jenkins

    May 5th, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    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!

  28. Pablo

    May 6th, 2013 at 3:12 am

    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!!

  29. Alex

    May 7th, 2013 at 4:18 am

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

  30. Ray Smith

    May 7th, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    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.

  31. Joe

    May 9th, 2013 at 12:10 am

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

  32. MJØLK

    May 12th, 2013 at 6:27 am

    What a CUTE COUPLE they are!

  33. Prakash

    May 13th, 2013 at 1:14 pm

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

  34. Steve

    June 7th, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    …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…

  35. sathish

    June 26th, 2013 at 4:58 am

    cute…congrats

  36. Ajay

    June 26th, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    this brought tears to my eyes
    in a good way, of course

    very cute!

  37. shaunyxxx

    June 27th, 2013 at 12:38 am

    Wow!best wishes to you!

  38. Chase

    August 2nd, 2013 at 7:42 am

    Fantastic photos, such creativity and personality! You two are an inspiration to me!

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    October 28th, 2013 at 8:05 pm

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