There was great internal debate as to whether I would post about this online. I’m not wont to share much of my personal life online, especially in highly exposed fora of arenas such as Facebook. (I won’t go into it too much here, but I’m highly averse to the voyeuristic nature of Facebook and other social media.)
But my Blog is a different matter. Plus, I’m rather pleased with how these photos came out, and I don’t know where else I could share these photos other than Instagram. And sometimes, some things are too important and too special to be relegated to Facebook.
So, after the phone calls were made, after the dinners and lunches and happy hours and visits were had . . .
I’m happy to announce that I am engaged!
The questions that a person encounters as soon as her friends/family/coworkers discover that she is engaged are listed below:
- When’s the wedding?
. . . and that’s it.
First things first: I am not going to turn this blog into a wedding blog.
Secondly: I didn’t know the answer to that question the day after I got engaged.
Thirdly: I still do not know the answer to that question, nearly two months later.
But I do like taking photos. So while I and my new fiancé figure out what we want to do, I’m going to keep shooting.
These are 35mm film photos taken of my new, bright, and shiny engagement ring nestled among my favorite succulents. I haven’t had an opportunity to shoot rings and jewelry before, so perfect chance, right?
If you’ve read this far, you’re probably looking for our engagement story. Here’s the short version (email me if you want the long winded version):
We have a yearly tradition of seeing the Nutcracker every Christmastime at the S.F. Ballet. This year, he sent me a bouquet of flowers and then picked me up from work. We stopped by the Marin Headlands despite the rain and being late to our dinner reservation because of lame traffic, and, overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge, he proposed. (There was some debate as to whether we’d actually stop in the Marin Headlands because of the rain, but he had a semi-panicked, puppy-dog look in his eyes, and, well, let’s just say that it’s very easy to persuade me to take a detour to take photos in the Marin Headlands.)
The photo above was taken right before we engaged.