Kim Hrabovsky + Josh Gantt
This triptych was made with a b/w camera, with no photoshop, and in natural / available light, handheld. The outside shots were made at night time.
Kim Hrabovsky + Josh Gantt
Kim & Josh Wedding 5-15-15 at #zen #greenville
I grew up in a small town about 60 miles north of NYC…close enough to the city for good bagels, pizza and Hot 97, but far enough away where we had lots of cows. I remember when my parents told my sister and I that we would be moving to South Carolina after I graduated high school. Jen’s immediate reaction was – literally – “No you’re not, I’m chaining myself to the biggest tree in the front yard.,” and I didn’t say much out loud because in my head I was figuring out if it would be best if I joined her, or found my own tree…
Our plans failed. But things worked out for the best as I graduated from the amazing Clemson University, moved to Atlanta where I was blessed with an amazing career opportunity, and made some truly amazing friends all along the way.
I learned earlier than most the true value of life when I became suddently ill in 2008, which only got worse as I struggled to maintain a heavy work-life balance in Atlanta. Two surgeries and multiple complications later have taught me more about life than I could have ever realized otherwise. Life can be really unexpected sometimes, and if you’re really lucky you’ll have some really great people by your side for the ride. I’m so blessed to have my family, friends, and especially the man I’m going to marry.
I grew up in the country of Aiken, South Carolina and never imagined I’d fall in love and marry an Italian girl from New York. The only thing I knew about New York was that they had a lot of snow, talked kind of weird and had a pretty good baseball team that played my Braves (Kim says “beat the Braves”…). I spent most of my childhood in the woods – hunting, fishing, fourwheeling – and playing football, up until my college years. That’s when I met Kim and things would never be the same. Nowadays I live and work in Greenville SC…..oh the life of a grown up….not what you thought it would be when you were seven…
I am most grateful for the friends that I have in my life, the family that has always stood by my side, the family I am about to become a part of…and most of all I’m grateful for the little lady I’ll be waiting for at the end of the aisle on 5/15/15.
About Us and How We Met
Our story starts in 2003, our freshman year of college at Coastal Carolina University in Myrtle Beach, SC. After having some fun at the beach for a year we both headed to Clemson University and continued to date into our junior year. We broke up in 2005 but stayed friends over the years. Kim graduated and moved to Atlanta in 2007, and Josh stayed in the upstate of South Carolina. We remained in distant touch over the years with an email, phone call, or a talk over ice cream to catch up here and there. On 11/11/11 Kim was going to a good friends wedding at Zen in Greenville, and asked Josh to go with. Things picked up right where they left off.
Fast forward to today – we’re keeping the good karma going and starting our own “happily ever after” on 5/15/15 at Zen, here in what is now our ‘hometown’ of Greenville.
We’ve definitely had our fair share of life obstacles during the second round of our relationship – spending more time in hospitals than on vacations or ‘date nights’ – but it has only made us appreciate the life and love we have even more. We truly can’t wait to start our life together and celebrate with our closest friends and family!