Ohhh irony.. you’re very cruel sometimes.
In one of my recipes posts last week I talked about how far I’ve come in learning how to photograph food and that I do the best that I can with what I have. Over the past year and a half I’ve been shooting with a Nikon Coolpix L120. It’s not ideal for giving me the shots I need since I can’t manually adjust any of the settings, but it’s done a great job so far. I was telling my fiancé, Josh, that I would eventually like to upgrade but it’s not in our budget right now and I would just wait a little while longer before purchasing a new one. About an hour after that conversation, my camera zoom broke. The camera still works but whenever you go to snap a photo, it bumps the zoom and it won’t stop. It just zooms all the way in or all the way out! It took me nearly an hour to photograph pork chops and potatoes the other day!
Much to my surprise, Josh brings home a box on my birthday that contains a large camera bag and inside is a brand new Nikon and lens! It was the perfect gift and the most perfect time to receive it. I’ve been playing around with it and taking pictures of the beautiful flowers he also came home with and my engagement ring that IRONICALLY (there’s that word again) we thought was lost yesterday, which is one year to the day that he proposed! Thankfully the ring has been found and I’m contemplating having it surgically attached to my finger, so I don’t experience the panic and guilt of ever losing it again!
I’m going to a get little sappy, so feel free to skip past this if you like. I don’t write about my relationship too often because quite frankly, I hate those people! No one ever wants to hear about how happy and in love you are because you sound smug. My life isn’t sprinkles and rainbows all the time, but it is a damn good life. I feel very strongly that it’s due to the person I share that life with. He’s there to experience every high and low with me and is always there to help with whatever I need. I’ve read tips on how to run a successful blog, but honestly, the key element is having a supportive (and patient) partner. He encourages me to keep going when I’m unsure of myself and truly believes in me. I’m very thankful for him coming into my life when he did and I can’t wait to marry him next July, so I can spend a lifetime expressing my gratitude and love for him.
That’s it. No more sappy. If you didn’t lose your appetite from that then check out today’s recipe post.. the aforementioned very-difficult-to-photograph-with-a-broken-camera pork chops! I also wanted to say thank you to everyone who wished me a happy birthday on Monday! I was definitely feeling the love!
Enjoy the rest of your week!