"Wussup sexy!" is how the letter began, a note from one 13-year-old to another. It's hard to remember the rest of the letter, but I do recall hearing things like, "You're looking so fine," and, "Sorry it's been so hard to hook up." I was laughing so hard while trying to keep my camera steady on Juliann and Aaron, watching her bury her face in her hands while her new husband folded over with laughter. That went on for about five hilarious minutes, as Aaron's dad's speech included the note that Juliann had written to Aaron when they were just in middle school.
Suddenly, their relationship started to make sense to me. In the year leading up to Juliann and Aaron's wedding, it was so obvious to me that the two were in love, but in a very familiar kind of way--there was something about it I couldn't figure out. Learning that they'd been flirting since before they had driver's licenses completed that picture for me.
Their wedding at the historic Mission Dolores in San Francisco and reception at Julia Morgan Ballroom felt like a big "It's finally happening!" It's hard to remember a moment throughout the day when Juliann wasn't smiling, and their wedding photos reflect that.
Juliann and Aaron's future is going to be just as fun and exciting as the trail of memories they leave behind.
Special thanks to my friend Ryan Zhang for shooting with me.