I can't remember a time when I didn't know him, she told me.

Wow. That's a long time to know someone, I thought.  A lifetime to be exact.  With much of their lives overlapping too. They went to the same school, grew up in the same church. Their parents were friends and their families were close.  It wasn't until her junior year that they briefly dated after he was her escort to a school dance.  But since he was heading off to college soon, she decided to let him go on without worrying about a girl back home. 

After the first semester, he returned home and knew that his feelings for her hadn't changed. She wasn't just any girl. She was his girl. And she missed him. There really wasn't a good reason for them to not be together.

After graduating, she left Nevada for college in California. But this time they maintained their relationship. They are best friends, sharing a love for the SF Giants, Jesus, hiking, and country music. For going to Disneyland or the beach whenever possible. And for chocolate (Amen!). 

They talk on the phone everyday and have the occasional Skype sesh.  It's not ideal, but they make it work. Because distance means so little when someone means so much. And these two simply belong together.

Recently he came to California to visit for a 3-day weekend so they asked if I could take some updated photos of them. And wouldn't ya know, Caleb was a natural! And of course, all Gabriella had to do was flash her gorgeous smile! They hope to build a future together... and considering that they've been such great friends for so long, I have a feeling it's going to be a very bright and happy one.

Meet the oh-so-lovely couple...

  They are so cute together! You can tell he makes her happyyy :)
  He is quite fond of her as well, might I add.

 This is one of my favorites, so I'll end on this lovely note...
Caleb and Gabriella, thank you both for letting me document your sweet friendship and even sweeter love.


  1. Kathryn K.3/7/12, 7:27 AM

    Hi! I just wanted to tell you that I really and truly love your blog! Your pictures and posts are so full of happiness and life and that is an indispensable quality that brightens up my day every time I visit your site. Keep up the fantastic work :)

    1. Wow! Thank you sooo much for your kind words Kathryn! You've greatly encouraged me! :)

  2. too presh!! the photos turned out awesome Yasmin!