Happy Friday, y’all! What a treat to get to know Andy & Jason and hear of crazy small world connections! We met up before their shoot at Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay for drinks and story swapping.
These two met several years ago after moving to San Francisco for work. Andy says it took one date and the rest is history. Immediately, they knew they had something special. Just one hiccup… Jason was intent on working abroad in Sweden for a year. As the pair got more serious, Jason made this known up front, and eventually they managed to not only make long distance work, but thrive for them! As for the small world connections, these guy grew up less than an hour apart from each other in the beautiful state of Minnesota! Much to their family’s surprise, their grandpas were friends and in the same law school class!! And low and behold, Jason & Andy both wanted to go to business school and they BOTH managed to get into the top #1 business school: Stanford’s Graduate School of Business!! I’d say there was nothing going to stop these two from being together!
We’ve done a few same-sex shoots over the years, but I don’t believe I’ve heard a proposal story as sweet as theirs. After looking at a rings together, they decided they BOTH wanted to propose. So they picked a weekend in Palm Springs. Neither knew the exact day, place, or method when the other would get down on one knee. Jason proposed on an afternoon hike in Joshua Tree with a heartwarming video to Andy from his family and friends, sharing the love and welcoming him into their families! Later that same day, Andy proposed before dinner, against the chic backdrop of The Parker! The two aptly announced their engagement with the hashtag: #wesaidyes. :-)
Jason & Andy, it is an honor to know you two. Thank you so much for allowing me on this part of your journey with you! I just watched the proposal video Jason made, and the love & support you have from your family and friends is invaluable as you begin life’s grandest adventure of marriage. May these images be cherished for many generations!