El Beso

"Kissing the War Goodbye"

The iconic image of an american sailor passionately kissing a nurse during V-J day celebrations is inspirational. It brings to mind joy, love, passion, victory and hope in times of distress. The images by photographers Alfred Eisenstaedt and Victor Jorgensen inspire me to be even more spontaneous in my craft.

Christine and Joe embody the very nature of this iconic image; embracing in front of the original site of their rehearsal dinner 12 years earlier.