Jessie + Josh

“Gravitation cannot be responsible for people falling in love. How on Earth can you explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love? Put your hand on a stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with that special girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. That’s relativity”-Albert Einstein.

It might take the other couples months to exchange as many small gestures of sweetness as these two do in a given week. For instance, Sunday is a laundry day, and Jess always folds josh’s shirts the good way-you know, so there is no crease down in the middle. She does this even when it’s late and it means folding her own shirts not in the best way to save time. Meanwhile, josh has made a priority of getting to bed early on Jessie’s crazy anesthesia schedule, and by early we mean 8:30pm. On weekends, Jess often drives to Ocean Beach with Josh to run while he surfs, even though that involves a fair amount of waiting in the car. Similarly, while Jess being pricked and prodded during all her bridal fittings in San Francisco, Josh waited in the car. It was worth it to go on urban hikes together afterward. Call it selflessness or tenderness, but maybe these two just never want to be apart. Jessie and Josh have also racked up more epic examples of sweetness toward one another. For example, take the time Josh killed a wild animal for Jessie in his effort to set up the perfect engagement. He secretly drove three hours out to Point Reyes, under the guise of a boys’ night, to set up a room full of her favorite flowers, candles and photos. The only problem was that the lodge closed early, and he had to fly down the highway to get there. During the mad dash, he managed to run over a large raccoon. It was his first murder, and he was shaken. But when Jessie noticed how unnerved he seemed late that evening, he shrugged it off as just a “stressful night with the guys” and smiled. His surprise remained intact, and their engagement story remains one of the sweetest stories ever. A month after their engagement, Josh, unfortunately, was in a serious car accident. After the initial panic subsided, and Jessie learned that the guy she loved would be fine aside from a shoulder injury, she cared for him patiently. That first night, she carted her nostalgic husband-to-be, who was very stoned on painkillers, off to see his friends in San Francisco. And through the next few months, it was Jessie, more than the physical therapists or orthopedic surgeon, who helped Josh design a workout routine that got him back out on his surfboard just a few months later.

Jessie and Josh’s wedding ceremony took place in the Silverado Resort in Napa Valley, where they had invited family and friends most special to them to celebrate the beginning of their lives together. They chose us to capture this precious day through our lens, and Gary Chan as videographer. DJ Vadim made the guests rock the dance floor all night long. In this outstanding beautiful valley they gathered to celebrate a future of showing each other their love during Sunday chores, life-changing events, and all the days in between.

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