As a wedding photographer, it's hard not to notice the couples in your social circle who are together but not yet married. I find it fascinating to see these relationships grow from one stage to the next and can't help but wonder what their wedding day will ultimately be like and, of course, try to pitch my services whenever appropriate.
Perhaps that's why I'd been eagerly looking forward to the day Becky and Doug got engaged. I've known Becky for most of my adult life as her brother is one of my closest friends and was one of my groomsmen in my own wedding and, by extension, I've known "Becky and Doug" for just about as long.
And when the two finally made it official last Christmas, I couldn't help but smile knowing it will be an amazing wedding long overdue to two awesome people.