Gotham City Heartbeat Project | Alita + Vance

On a warm summer morning a beautiful couple met me on the Brooklyn Bridge for a special sunrise photoshoot and told me their love story.


Why Vance?

A| Every insecurity I had he seemed to want. He knocked them down. I was tall, skinny, and dark.

V | She was my dream girl. All of those features, I’ve always wanted. She was exactly what I pictured my dream girl to be and then she exceeded it once I got to know her.

Everything Alita thought would be her hurdle finding true love was exactly what her true love wanted.


We spent the morning walking around DUMBO and the two lovebirds enjoyed their trip down memory lane with me reliving the beginning of their love story.

What Makes Your Love Story Sweet?

V | She’s my friend. Through this and that she’s got my back.

S | No matter what I want him, it’s nice to trust someone with everything.


What Was the Biggest Adjustment As Newlyweds?

A | Splitting the household duties and managing expectations.

V | I’m an old school West Indian man so I expect to come home to full meal and she just wasn’t having it.

A | I couldn’t see having to cook EVERYDAY. But we compromised and he cooks somethings sometimes.


The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.
— Rumi
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