The first time I met Bert was on a hike at staff training for Camp Rockmont. I instantly liked him. As we talked on the hike, I tried to make a good impression in hopes that he would choose me to be a counselor in the “tribe” of cabins that he was director of that summer. It must have worked because he ended up being my boss! A few years later we both ended up committing to Duke Divinity School and decided to be roommates our first year.
Since then we have grown even closer and I’ve been able to watch each step of his and Ashley’s relationship that began that year. I’ve loved getting to know Ashley and Bert as a couple and being present from the early days when they were merely exchanging facebook messages to riding with Bert to pick the ring up from the jewelery store.
Even though it started sprinkling as we began their engagement photo shoot, this didn’t stop it from being a great day!