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As some of you may know, Rob and I recently got engaged! It’s been a whirlwind – busy couple of months of planning since we decided to keep our engagement short and get married this summer! Through the mix of emotions, planning, calls and messages, one thing allows me to go back to the moment that started our new future – our proposal photo.
The day of our proposal was kind of a mess to be honest. We were supposed to be practicing photography, so we headed out to Canmore with our dog Charlie to take some photos. What we didn’t know was that it was freezing cold there, and Charlie was way too excited to get him to sit still for photos. Little did I know, Rob was trying to go through with the proposal – but it just wasn’t working. Freezing, and annoyed we decided to go back to Calgary. Rob and I went for a walk at Nose Hill. Calgary was much warmer than Canmore – until we got to the top of Nose Hill. I still was under the assumption that we were just practicing photography, so since I was freezing again, I just wanted to go home.
Later that evening we went for a nice steak dinner and after dinner Rob took me to the Peace Bridge. He set up the tripod and had an intervalometer to time shots. He came over to me and we tried to get normal photos – and well, the intervalometer had come loose and wasn’t working. He went back to the camera fixed the issue, walked back over, then it happened.
The moment finally happened. It was beyond perfect. Rob asked me to marry him, to start our life together. Truthfully, I don’t remember anything he said. Emotions took over. Tears were flowing. Supposedly (I still don’t believe this), I didn’t even say yes, I just squeaked. The whole moment went by in a blink of an eye, and before I knew it we were on our way home as a newly engaged couple.
The point is – it goes by so fast. This is such a significant moment in life and it should be documented. You should be able to look back at that photo, and remember the emotions, remember the happiness, and remember why both of you have chose forever together.
I can’t ever thank Rob enough for giving me this memory to have forever.