How far would you go to take the perfect photo? What if you weren’t the object of the photo itself, but your beautiful girlfriend was? Would you allow your life to hang in the balance to ensure the photo came out perfect? Well, for a Puerto Rican man, who has thousands of followers, the answer is an easy yes! But a recent photo of him on a boat made this hilarious story go viral, and you’ll quickly understand why.
24-year-old Gabriel Martinez Rivera and his girlfriend 25-year-old Paola Penton Gonzalez from Puerto Rico, decided to go on a little trip to the British Virgin Islands for some fun in the sun, and oh yes, take some of the most breathtaking photos that would ultimately be Instagram-worthy, but Gabriel, is also an adventurous up-and-coming amateur photographer.
Paola claims that hundreds of Puerto Ricans make it to the British Virgin Islands every year for a Christmas in July bash, which has become sort of a tradition. Naturally, her boyfriend, Gabriel, has become the designated photographer, because he takes some amazing photos, even though she admits that he’s no professional.
Gabriel’s friends know that he’ll do whatever it takes to get a good photo, even if it involves having to get down and dirty on the sandy beaches to make his girlfriend Paola look like a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model. Fortunately, his tactics have always paid off because the photos he posts on his Instagram are gorgeous, even though he only has 1,615 Instagram followers.
One photo caught the attention of netters as Gabriel posted a picture of himself hanging from the edge of a boat as it sailed off Peter Island, holding on for dear life with one hand, and his feet wrapped around the rails, while extending his other arm to get the perfect photo of his lovely girlfriend. Now that’s dedication right there.
Never Let Go
While Paola posted the end result, which showed her sultry body floating in the water, Gabriel posted a funny behind-the-scenes photo showing himself going to the extreme, which just comes to prove that he definitely has the heart and the spirit to become a great photographer. Even as the photo went viral, people agreed that his technique was both dangerous and impressive.
Raising The Bar
Gabriel’s little photographic escapade has literally raised the bar for a lot of men out there who are looking to impress their girlfriends. Some women have even joked on social media that they won’t accept anything less than what Gabriel did for his girlfriend if they want to be impressed with their man.
Paola’s 13,000 followers on Instagram were impressed with the final result, but were even more impressed with Gabriel for taking such an amazing shot and of course, the risks he took to achieve that. Clearly there’s love there, and Paola admits that she’d never have been able to draw so much attention on social media if it weren’t for the dedication her boyfriend shows when taking snaps.
Paola And Friends
Not only is Gabriel happy to take photos of his girlfriend, but he also enjoys taking photos of Paola with her friends, and on occasion, he’ll turn the camera and take a couple of photos with her as well. Paola isn’t even jealous of Gabito, which is what she calls him, who has quickly risen to Insta-stardom thanks to his amazing photographic techniques.