James was introduced to the lovely Gabriel through his best friend/man. James came home for his mid tour leave from South Korea. The first time Gabriel met James was at a sports bar where they were watching the Mavericks game. She walked up to him and gave him a hug because of her appreciation for his service in the Air Force. After they met each other, that spark began. They spent months writing letters back and forth, and online communication thanks to Facebook and Skype. The vast time difference made it really difficult because she had to get up super early to talk to him before he went to bed. Gabriel adores his laugh and his ear-to-ear smile. He may be a bit more reserved, but he sure does know how to make her laugh. As for James, he loves her intelligence and how persistent she is.
They may have gotten a lot of flack for getting engaged and married so quickly, but as far as Gabriel is concerned, there is no timeline when it comes to finding your soulmate and falling in love. They are so happy to be married together now rather than waiting a year or two or three. Life should be enjoyed and experienced with your signifiant other. They are currently stationed and living in Germany and hope to continue being stationed in more locations. Congrats to this sweet, loving couple! I had a blast photographing their wedding.
You might remember James and Gabriel from their engagement session I did a long while back here.