Remy: We first met in Shanghai when we were in high school. At a party, someone pushed Mohan into me, and I kind of just assumed he was making a move so I went with it and we ended up dancing together. After that night, we both left to different countries for the summer, but we talked throughout, and when school resumed, we would sort of run into each other at parties and events more and more, sort of intentionally. I was waiting for him to ask me out because I really thought we hit it off, and it had been months, and finally after about three months, when November 11th came around he asked me to be his girlfriend. He actually asked to meet me, and we both left class at exactly 11:11. I was really superstitious about making wishes at 11:11 everyday at the time, and he waited to ask me out then because 11/11/11 11:11 happens only once every 100 years. So I guess you could say it was worth the wait.
Mohan: Throughout our relationship we have had to deal with long distance and being far apart for months at a time. After we lived in Shanghai, I moved to Amsterdam, and Remy moved to New York City for university. It is not easy doing long distance but we have managed to make it work over time. We've been together now for six years, and I think what makes our relationship so special is that we've become accustomed to traveling to see each other and love traveling together to new places. As a couple we've been to so many countries and cities, and I don't think we plan to stop that tradition anytime soon. Long distance is not ideal, but it also means that when we are apart, we're able to focus on achieving our individual goals and pursuing our passion projects with more attention, and when we're together it makes it that much more special.
Photos by Anna of March 13 Photography,
Meet Anna of March 13 Photography,: Anna Chana Demidova photographs love stories in New York and California. It's possible that she was born old. She looks young, spends time in Williamsburg and on Etsy, wears minimalist clothes but then somehow ends up being the youngest-looking person in the orchestra audience and brings home more books by and about Nietzsche than she has time to read. Her photography page, March 13 Photography, is named after her sister's birthday who doubles as her occasional photo editor.