gather :: stephanie and dustin's rehearsal dinner

i'm not a wedding photographer any longer, but i do enjoy photographing the gathering of people around a table, where shared meals, heartfelt words, and laughter are trademark features. :)

stephanie -- a friend from when i was 15 years old -- asked me if i'd be interested in photographing her rehearsal dinner, i knew it was a good match. stephanie and dustin are the kindest of souls, and they've gathered such love around themselves because they dish it out with reckless abandon. also, they love and protect animals, which tells you something about them, i think. their wedding weekend was characterized by handmade everything, organic simplicity, and a little nod to quaker traditions. 

so, here's the story of the night before stephanie and dustin's wedding...