14 2 / 2013

"I’m a bride, at 74 years YOUNG. And I’m married to the most wonderful woman in the world!"

Audrey Smaltz

14 2 / 2013

Gail Marquis and Audrey Smaltz photographed by Nephi Niven at their home in Jersey City, NJ, December 8, 2012.

Gail Marquis and Audrey Smaltz photographed by Nephi Niven at their home in Jersey City, NJ, December 8, 2012.

14 2 / 2013

"I’m foremost in her mind, she says I’m first, can you imagine?”

"Well, aren’t I first in your mind?"

"Yes!"

"

14 2 / 2013

Gail Marquis and Audrey Smaltz photographed by Nephi Niven at their home in Jersey City, NJ, December 8, 2012.

Gail Marquis and Audrey Smaltz photographed by Nephi Niven at their home in Jersey City, NJ, December 8, 2012.

05 10 / 2012

"If I had to sum it all up into one sentence, the reason why I love you, you, Vitor Braga Lara, so much, so raw, and so selflessly is because you made me a MAN."

- Excerpt from Daniel’s Letter in celebration of his and Vitor’s 5-year anniversary.

13 8 / 2012

Daniel Pando and Vitor Braga Lara, photographed by Nephi Niven in Astoria, NY on January 2, 2012.

Daniel Pando and Vitor Braga Lara, photographed by Nephi Niven in Astoria, NY on January 2, 2012.

13 8 / 2012

"You are the sunrise and sunset in my life. You’ve always been and will always be the wind that pushes me to greatness. You’re the Moon that causes my endless sea of emotions to rise and settle. The soft grass which I lay on for comfort. The Tree standing tall and strong, giving me the strength to carry on when I fall. You are the brightest star in the sky to me. You are the greatest gift I’ve ever received. For this, and more, I ask you to roll the dice and swear your eternal love for me." 

13 8 / 2012


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This is the fifth short film created for THE DEVOTION PROJECT, an ongoing series of films documenting LGBTQ couples and the love they share. It premiered online on August 13, 2012. The first four films, “More Than Ever”, “Say Only Yes”, “Listen from the Heart”, and “My Person” are also available on this channel.

Featuring Vitor Braga Lara and Daniel Pando.

Produced and Directed by Antony Osso, Director of Photography Martina Radwan, Edited by Todd Sandler, Music by Lucas Cantor, Sound Mixer Allison Jackson, Stills Photographer Nephi Niven, Sound Re-recording Mixer Luciano Vignola, Colorist Sandy Patch.

Post Production Services provided by Final Frame and C5 Sound in New York City.

Copyright 2012 Antony Osso.

13 8 / 2012

Daniel Pando and Vitor Braga Lara, photographed by Nephi Niven  in Astoria, NY on January 2, 2012.

13 8 / 2012

Daniel Pando and Vitor Braga Lara, photographed by Nephi Niven  in Astoria, NY on January 2, 2012.

Daniel Pando and Vitor Braga Lara, photographed by Nephi Niven  in Astoria, NY on January 2, 2012.

13 8 / 2012

"There’s no such thing as the perfect soulmate. If you meet someone and you think they’re perfect, you better run as fast as you can in the other direction. ‘Cos your soulmate is the person that pushes all your buttons, pisses you off on a regular basis, and makes you face your shit."

Madonna, as quoted by Vitor Braga Lara

29 5 / 2012