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Sweet dimensions forever

May 17, 2010

“When we’re incomplete, we’re always searching for somebody to complete us. When, after a few years or a few months of a relationship, we find that we’re still unfulfilled, we blame our partners and take up with somebody more promising. This can go on and on–series polygamy–until we admit that while a partner can add sweet dimensions to our lives, we, each of us, are responsible for our own fulfillment. Nobody else can provide it for us, and to believe otherwise is to delude ourselves dangerously and to program for eventual failure every relationship we enter.” — Tom Robbins

My friends joked when I first started shooting weddings that I was the wedding photographer who didn’t believe in marriage. Ha, ha! But I’ve always believed in love, and I certainly believe in celebrating that love, and there was never a conflict of interest for me. I’ve loved shooting every wedding I’ve had the honor of being a part of.

“People are never perfect, but love can be. . . . Loving makes love. Loving makes itself. We waste time looking for the perfect lover instead of creating the perfect love.” — Tom Robbins

Bobby has been one of my best friends for well over 3 years now. I’m simply crazy about this guy. I love our dance parties. I love that he’s such a talented writer. I love that I never feel embarrassed or misunderstood with him. He’s the breath of fresh air in between all my chatterboxing.

I’m so excited that he asked me to marry him.

Right now you can place your bets on eloping (less stress, less money), but it’s still up in the air. We’re just going to enjoy this step forward for now and see how things develop.

It’s funny, because the only differences between today and a few days ago is that I have the most perfect ring ever on my finger now and everyone’s perception has changed a little…. people have a better grasp of how much we love each other now. But when he looks at me his steel blue eyes and tells me, “No, YOU’RE a towel,” it feels the same.

Thank you for the outpouring of love on facebook. Really, you are all so lovely.


[The ring is from Brilliant Earth, and I LOVE it. I love that it's a conflict-free diamond. I love that it's yellow gold. I love that it's not a big honkin' rock. My favorite part is how it looks from the side - simple but unique!! I told him he didn't even have to get me a ring, I told him he could give me a ring pop... so I didn't give a damn about the hardware. But now that I have it, I can't stop staring at it.]

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  1. sarah says:

    so happy for you!! and that ring is so unique & lovely!!

  2. sean says:

    congratulations, emily! i’ve been watching enthusiastically on twitter with your updates about this! congrats! i’m over the moon for you!

  3. Olivia Shamblen says:

    Emily, that ring is gorgeous! It is perfect in every way. The part I like best, is that you KNOW that is it the perfect ring for you, your finace (are you used to it yet “fiance”) did an amazing job. I love the pic of you two at the beach, it is beautiful! Congrats!

  4. Veronique says:

    You know I love this.
    I do.

  5. You sound SO much like me. A Wedding Photographer that doesn’t believe in Marriage, but believes in Love – yep, that’s me! Congrats girl <3

  6. Kim says:

    Aww, yay! Congratulations Emily!

  7. Ms K Majeed says:

    this is so exciting!!!!so beautiful!! love you guys!!!

  8. Matthew says:

    The Brilliant Earth link is really cool! Now I know where I’m buying a ring later.

  9. Deanna Palmer says:

    I know I already said it, but the ring is totally “you”! Congratulations again!

  10. Brit says:

    OMG – Emily! I’m so excited for you! Congrats!!

  11. Chris Lin says:



    Just joking.

    It’s like Don’t stuff beans up your nose.

  12. Magan Blasig says:

    Congratulations! The ring is so perfect. :)

  13. Teresa K says:

    Congratulations Emily…the ring is beautiful and I’m happy for you both.

  14. scotty says: