Maverick grew up here in Vanuatu, while Vivian is originally from Germany. What were the odds of her finding her way to our tiny island? I can’t say, I can say for sure, however, that if it was fate who brought her here, got her and Mav to meet and fall in love, it did a darn a great job. There is something so simple about their connection. Something so deep and light all at once. It is everything love should ever be, it is made of countless little things, from the way they look at each other to the way they hold hand, snuggle up, and laugh together. I’ve actually known Mav since he was a kid to be honest, and seeing him like that with Viv, just really made me so happy for him, so absolutely sure he had found the right person, the one he was meant to be with. We took a stroll down the lighthouse, leaped over rocks, shared stories and dived into the perfectly blue rockpool nestled between pines. I took a few steps back, looked around, looked at them, and let myself be moved by this moment, and this couple. When I delivered them their photos, Viv confided that she was leaving soon to go back to Germany, unsure when she might be back in these uncertain times, and that the memories captured of them just being in love would make distance a little more bearable. This is what convinced me to submit these photos today.