As I mentioned in my last Life, Lately post on my trip to Cuba, I’m engaged!

The first full day I was back on Canadian soil, Shawn just missed me too much not to propose 😉 In all seriousness though, I could not be happier to be marrying my best friend, finally.

I shared a few photos of the moment on Instagram, but I’ll leave most of the gushy, cheesy details between us (save for these couple photos before I launch into another set of professionally-shot photos Shawn took of my the other day to test some new gear he bought recently).

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Photo above: the crew of tight-knit family and pals who helped Shawn organize the surprise. And of course, little Pipes was part of it, too.

I’m sure I’ll be sharing more about the process of planning a wedding as I go, but one thing at a time people! No, we don’t have a date or anything — just a few ideas, but nothing more than dreams right now — so sit tight for that!

In the meanwhile, as I mentioned, Shawn bought some new gear recently and one night this week, we decided to test it out. Keep in mind these photos are all taken in our basement with a single light source. Shawn‘s just that good. Also note my tan — I impressed even myself.

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Then I turned the camera on Shawn to snap these next few. I by no means am a professional photographer, but I really love how these turned out!

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