Christmas Day, 1999.
After the last gift was opened, everyone dispersed from the tiny living room in preparation for Christmas breakfast. I was sitting in a rocking chair, in the middle of my boyfriend’s family’s living room, a little nostalgic, missing my parents who were 400 miles away and probably getting ready for work. I looked over at my stash of gifts and my boyfriend hands me a letter and a box and says, “One last present. Must have missed it under the tree.”
The box contained a single solitaire and in front of me kneeled my boyfriend. Shrieking and squealing was heard all around (by his mom and sister), but I heard nothing as I nodded my head and held out my shaking left hand. The moment I had dreamt about since I was a little girl.
According to recent estimates, it is predicted that 1/3 of all proposals will take place over the holiday season (From Thanksgiving to Valentines Day) All over Twitter and Facebook, I’ve been reading about people getting rings–from my high school best friend to my friend’s daughter to friends of friends…if you are one of those people, congratulations!
Your first step is to call all of your friends and loved ones and tell them the good news. The second step is to change your Facebook status, LOL. The third step is to call me! I’m booking for 2011 (and even getting 2012 inquiries).
Or if you know someone who just got engaged and needs a wedding photographer, I’d so appreciate it if you’d pass my info along!
Call me at 951.264.1710
Email me at Hanssie@hbyhanssie.com
This April, Tim and I will be celebrating our 10 year anniversary. I’ll start scanning and posting (embarrassing) pictures when the time gets nearer. Here are two nice ones from our recent family session by Kristin Rogers.