Two of my closest friends got married on Sunday. There was drama in the form of thunder, lightning and heavy rain; beauty in the bouquets, Kaitlyn’s smile and the pastoral New England setting; and tenderness in Andrew’s words and the love they have for each other. I was honored to be there when they met one fall evening in 2005 and when they celebrated their marriage last weekend. Throughout it all I’ve been honored and blessed to be a friend of theirs. They have been the source of so many smiles, laughs, and cheers, and they’ve provided the most incredible support when I needed to shed some tears.
I took photographs at their summer Sunday wedding and they thanked me with a beautiful bracelet inscribed with a quote by Mahatma Gandhi – “be the change that you want to see in the world”. Andrew and Kaitlyn ARE the change I want to see in the world. They are friendship, love, generosity, happiness, and passion personified, and I know the world would be the place I want it to be if it embodied who they are.