I used to apologize for being the worst blogger ever, it’s beyond official now… It’s been over a year. It’s not because I haven’t been doing shoots, my clients will tell you that they get their photos (more likely than not the night they were taken or the morning after because I’m so excited about the shoot), I’m just the worst blogger ever and because of that I got locked out of my blog. I was almost in tears trying to figure out how to get in – I almost gave up and then magically I tried and it just let me – I mean really?! Just like that? So what have I done over the last year? I’ve shoot the cutest newborns, some awesome weddings, senior sessions and I’m in the middle of holiday family portraits! It doesn’t get much better… okay, maybe it does… I’m going to be really girly and make this blog about how this year has been the best year of my life, because in between the everyday awesomeness of life… I got engaged!!!
For those of you that know me (and Shawn) – we’ve had quite the road to this engagement. Check out Shawn back in 2003 at my high school prom …
Back in March Shawn & I took a red-eye flight over to Ireland. We both drugged ourselves with a little Tylenol PM (highly recommended for red-eye flights), so I slept like a champ – poor Shawn on the other hand had a little rock on his mind, unknown to me, so he didn’t sleep as well. We landed in Dublin @ 5:15 AM where Kate and Tony (our Irish “Mom & Dad”) were picking us up. We were on cloud 9 to be in Ireland, the sun was rising and Kate and Tony were going to take us on a scenic drive through the Wicklow Mountains in Glendalough on our way to Cork. Life was good. We got to the Mountains so early (because I messed up the plan and said I wasn’t hungry for breakfast yet) that the gates were closed, but Tony, Kate and Shawn had all pre-planned what was about to go down. We walked out to the upper Lake and I was sooo excited because it was a photographers dream, out comes my camera and I’m snapping away because the reflection was unreal. Sneaky Kate asks if I want a picture of Shawn and I together and I’m pumped, rewind to before we go on the trip and I’m giving Shawn a speech on how we need to be good about taking pictures together because I’ve been so anti-pictures since I’ve started taking pictures. We get together for a photo (note the ring in Shawn’s right pocket)…
and Shawn starts to pull away. I turn and start to say “Shawn, I told you we need to take pic…” and then it hits me… he has a ring box and he’s getting down on one knee.
So, the next natural thing to say, “No Shawn, it’s 6 AM… I look like a boy”. Aggh.. this was real life and it was happening.
After I got over the whole looking like a boy thing (and having jazz hands – see above) – I said yes, we toured Ireland, London & Scotland (kind of, I was happy we were engaged for our Bridesmaid like food poisoning scene that happened there – that’s true love) and now the wedding planning is in full swing! I’ve always loved everything weddings and now I love that I can relate to my brides. I’m looking forward to a wonderful 2013 wedding season!
I’m hoping to be better about blog posting – I really need to be (so I don’t get locked out of my blog again)!