More than 20 years after they got together, and more than a decade after Joel presented Othello with a cake mounted on a jewelry store catalog after California opened the doors to same-sex marriage (the first time), this longtime love story started a new chapter as Othello and Joel finally became husbands.
Let’s Frolic Together captured their love at San Diego’s Heritage Park, documenting a love that is clearly so sound, so comfortable and so inspiring amongst the gardens and Victorian homes. “Some people are absolutely perfect together,” says Jasmine, their photographer. “I use the term perfect with care … I don’t mean perfect like flawless, so much as oh-so right. Like something just clicks, and there’s a magic abuzz between them. These are two such people. They’ve been together for years and years and have so much history. It’s tangible and beautiful.”