She probably doesn't remember this, but I first met Lydia in high school when we worked at Wards Berry Farm (summer of '96 I think?), but back then, no way did I ever imagine I'd be photographing her wedding 18 years later. I reconnected with Lydia a couple of years ago while photographing her sister Mary's wedding, and I was ecstatic when she called last spring to hire me to photograph her winter Valentine's Day wedding. I've always said the best part of what I get to do is that no two weddings are alike, and I doubt I'll photograph another this year as one-off as Lydia and Dan's. Owners of 16-cats ("the banditos" as they're affectionately known as a group), and one loving pit-bull mix, Lydia and Dan opted to host their wedding at their home in Gloucester so that the entire family could be a part. Special thanks to Meg Belanger for assisting and spending her Valentine's Day with her "other" Doug.