There is such a peaceful settledness about the two of them, Mark cracks his wry smile and makes us all laugh with one of his stories. Christina quietly describes her research that brought invites and acclaim from Stanford. Both are so genuine and real, an instant friendship formed between us. It was with great joy that I had the honor of photographing their covenant of love on an early Saturday morning. The sun was streaming across the river at Kelly Point Park in Portland, as they declared their vows while friends and family watched on the riverbank. She smiled up at him, the beautiful simplicity captivating everyone present. After the kiss and many hugs and happy tears, we took a few moments to capture the light and these lasting memories.