I first met Martin on a bus as my friend and I were traveling to Hyannis. He overheard us speaking in Russian and mentioned that he also spoke, and that he lives on Martha’s Vineyard as well. What a coincidence! The Russian speaking community on the island is quite small and this is one reason why I am a big believer in buses and trains. They are great places to meet a stranger and get into an unexpected and intriguing conversation.
Martin and Katy were born and raised in Douala, Cameroon and they are people with endless positive energy and inner light. They are always in good spirits, and beaming joy to those around them. I feel extremely lucky to take photographs of them. They are an exceptional couple who have travelled many paths in order to find a better life for their baby. I couldn't ask for a better photo session and it was easy to work with them. I absolutely love their life story and wish them an endless amount of happiness. They are both beautiful people inside and out and certainly photogenic. Their photographs can speak for themselves.