Nicolas and Lando are two utter charmers. I first met Nicolas over fifteen years ago. That makes him one of my oldest friends. When I met him, I was a fussy, self-involved teenager, annoyed that my kind friend had invited this over-eager guy to sit at our table as he’d been eating alone. He didn’t really know himself then, and I found him taxing. I suppose I didn’t really know myself, either. Well, years later, I can say I am fortunate to have him in my life. He is a treasure, full of joy and song and amusingly snarky commentary. He’s a fiercely loyal, dedicated friend. But he wouldn’t be who he is without Lando. When he announced he’d met a Brazilian man several years his senior and was in love, many of us raised our eyebrows. But lo and behold—Lando turned out to be everything Nicolas needed and then some. His gentle warmth and steady nature was a perfect compliment to Nicolas’ energy and exuberance. He is a talent in his own right, having *hand* illustrated the delightful invite featured below. They compliment each other so much—they each bring what the other needs to the relationship. It’s a beautiful thing.
They held a sweet wedding in July, and I was delighted to be able to set some time aside before the event to photograph these two together, full of excitement and happiness and love.