Life's sweetest moments are being around people you love and watching those people at their happiest.
I've known Jen for a very long time. She is a fantastic writer. We have the same kind of humor. She snorts when she laughs. It was inevitable that we would become friends. And over the years, we've had many laughs and watched many movies together. And when she met David - well, we kind of had a good feeling about him. Jen once said that she knew David was a keeper because when he and I met each other for the first time we talked about Phil Collins records. Nice.
I was so happy when Jen and David got engaged, and I've been waiting a long time to be a guest at their wedding. And it was perfect.
I went as a guest, but my gift to them was to get a few portraits of the new bride and groom. I love weddings where you can just enjoy the ceremony and not feel tied to trying to photograph everything. And, besides, I was invited as a guest first and foremost.
I stand strong when I say I'm not a wedding photographer, but these are dear friends. Jen read at our Wedding. David played guitar during our Ceremony. This was my gift to them. As a thank you. As a congratulations. From the heart. Because I love them both.
I cannot wish them enough happiness. When the four of us are together we laugh to the point of exhaustion. We laugh until we feel like we are going to throw up. Those friends are to be cherished.