When Mamiko first met Sam, it was love at first sight. The only problem was, they didn't share a common language yet. Not one to give up, Mamiko began to study English so that the two of them could communicate more easily. When I met them, it was clear to see that love overcomes any boundaries, even those of language and culture. I am so happy for them, and grateful to have had the chance to shoot these photos in September for them. Mamiko and Sam, congratulations! And thank you very much for reaching out to me, I'm so glad to have met you both!