How We Met
We met 21 years ago at a TGIFridays. We dated for a few months & ended because we were young, I had a pre-made family & we didn’t live very close. Flash forward 2013. We had kept in touch, messaged here & there but never really reconnected until that Fall. I said happy birthday a day early because I knew I would be busy or I’d forget. He quickly messaged back & we made plans to hang that following weekend. My thoughts were, “Great! Gonna hang with a friend & be chill!” We have been together ever since! (We rode bikes along the Ventura coast, had lunch, went to my place to see pics of life & right before we fell asleep he told me he was never going to let me go again!)
How They Asked
We are workaholics. We don’t do trips or go far from home. I’m in the wedding industry & we wanted to take a quick 2-day trip when my season slowed down. This was technically our first official trip together where I didn’t have to work! We hit all the sights along the way & stayed at The Oasis at Death Valley. We are early risers & out the door at 6 am & on the road. Drove through Artist Palette before hitting Badwater Basin, the lowest point in North America.
He made sure I brought my nerdy phone toys to take photos. (@pivo) I set up the tripod & test remote, we’re positioning ourselves, it’s cold, we’re kinda shaking & he looks at me & tells me he loves me & continues to talk & at that moment I knew I was the photographer with the remote! I was in shock, was crying & I had to remember to keep taking pictures as all this was happening! 283 feet below sea level… We can only go up from here!