After Amy & Justin's wedding, I have a personal goal for what a successful wedding day look like: if the couple asks me to stay after I'm "off the clock" to dance and have drinks with them. Because after all the photos are taken and services are rendered, it's about relationships. It's about being a part of one of the most important days in someone's life and adding to the day rather than taking away. I want to be a friend first before a photographer.
When I came back home and went to the bank to deposit their check, I realized that the check wasn't signed. Amy's father, Bill sent over another one with a note that said, "My apologies. Too much emotion. It was a joy to be around you. -Bill."
That made my day.