Dreams & Schemes is a powerful examination of marriage and long-term love and commitment. The deeply moving photographs have all been taken at weddings, but they penetrate the surface manners and ethnic rituals of “wedding photographs.” They have another side. In her often very personal text, Abigail Heyman shows us the underlying drama: the fears within the dreams, the nobility within the schemes. Not just the bride and groom, but also their parents, their children, their stepchildren, their former lovers all appear. And all of their lives are changed.