PHOTOS: Ugh, get ready for your heart to shrivel up and die from the amount of cuteness about to happen right now. Remember underwear modeling duo Colby Melvin and Brandon Brown’s adorable engagement photos?
Well, Colby reached out to us with the unfortunate news that photographer Gabriel Gastelum has gotten a lot of backlash for his support of same-sex marriage — begging the question: who on earth would want to deny the love of these two kids?
“It’s hard to love yourself, let alone someone else when there are a lot of ignorant people out there who don’t accept you for who you are. Well you know what? Screw them,” Gastelum writes. “It doesn’t matter who you love. Underneath it all, it’s the same love.”
Colby and Brandon were the first same-sex couple Gabriel shot and he sent us a few more pics from their engagement album that beautifully illustrate that concept of same love.
“When it came to figuring out who was going to take our engagement pictures, it was a no brainer,” Colby told us. “Gabriel is one of our good friends and it doesn’t hurt that he’s ridiculously talented. He perfectly captured the ‘moments’ between Brandon and I. That’s what I love about working with Gabriel. There’s no posing. Nothing forced. We just hang out and goof around. That’s when our love really shines.”
Gird your emotions ’cause it’s about to get real. And make sure to visit Gabriel’s site for more photos.
Photos: Gabriel Gastelum