Most people assume there is an emotional distance that a photographer experiences when covering a couple's wedding day, but when you're in the presence of great love, it's impossible to not be touched by it. Catherine and Elizabeth's wedding was a celebration of a strong and committed relationship of 17 years. With family and friends present, they read their vows to one another. Their words were honest and sincere; they conveyed the respect, love and dedication they have for one another. As I struggled to choke back my tears, I caught sight of the Briarwood Inn's Event Coordinator attempting to do just the same. Great love affects all in its presence.