It was a true honor to photograph the elopement of these two wonderful gentlemen.  They traded in a dreary midwest winter for a sun drenched, Santa Barbara day.  Their December beach elopement took place on a small flattened rock, just big enough for the couple and the officiant, on the beach at Shoreline Park.  The image of this sweet and kind couple joining their lives as one, perched high above the crashing waves with the sun wrapping them in a warm glow, was truly something to behold.  It was an incredibly special moment, made even more so by the fact that  myself and the wedding planner, Percy Sales, were the only witnesses to the union.  I felt very privileged to be part of this and to get to capture the love of David and Long.  The couple was staying at the Santa Barbara Biltmore, so we did their couples portraits there. And oh my, how I love shooting at the Biltmore, the light is just perfect.  David and Long have been together for seven years, they have a comfort and ease with each other that was lovely to behold.  I am grateful to have been part of their special day and wish them a long life filled with joy.