Exciting News!... I'm Engaged! | Long Island Photographer Life

Hey all! So I usually don't throw little personal posts like this together, but I wanted to share the news. 

I'm engaged!

I was seriously shocked, and Gabe did a really job of surprising me. After a day of feeling like I was living in a dream and about to wake up any second, it all finally feels real now (and I just happily cried my eyes out about 10 minutes ago). I really couldn't be happier! I almost feel like an adult now. haha 

The whole thing was really sweet. We were up at his parents' house in Maine (where we first fell in love, with each other and with Maine). He kept asking me to go up this hill in the backyard with him (under much protest from me, of course). It was really gorgeous, the sun was setting and there were a few clouds in the sky. I had taken out my phone to take this (crooked) panorama: 

As I was turning back towards him, I said, "Well that one sucked, let me take another". That's when I saw him out of the corner of my eye, on one knee. My brain died.  I literally felt like I was going to throw up, because my head had left my body, my heart was racing, and I was floating. For a split second I thought he was messing with me (as he is known to do), so my first response was, "Are you f*cking serious?!". Very romantic, I know. We started laughing, for a solid 30 seconds. Then he finally asked if I would marry him, which of course I said yes to immediately!

So there's my whole engagement story. I've always loved hearing my couples engagement stories (and try not to cry at them), and now I have my own. It perfect, and so perfectly us. 
I'd love to hear some of yours, leave me a comment! 

What type of photographer would I be if I didn't geek out over the ring, and take about a million photos of it. Here's just a small sampling.