Ariel and Colette's relationship began with friendship. The two started working for the same company about 5 years ago and officially met after they had been working together for about 5 months. It was halloween and Ariel had dressed up (in a skin tight leotard) as black spiderman...needless to say It caught Colette's attention! Colette was in a four year relationship at the time and was starting to realize that the current path she was on was not a good one. About two years into her friendship with Ariel she ended things with the ex and soon after found herself falling in love with her best friend. In Ariel's words, he "stole Colette from some loser." She was in total denial at first because she didn't want to ruin their friendship, but when Ariel finally confessed his undying love for her, or in his words that he "really really really liked her," she couldn't help but tell him that she felt the same. Three years later here they are. Two beautiful people insanely in love and engaged to be married in October of 2013.
Colette and Ariel, thank you for letting me photograph your friendship. You guys were awesome to work with and obviously made my job super easy! Narrowing down the images, for me, was very hard! Big shout out to Marz Make-up and Hair for her talents on hair and makeup. You da best, girl!