One of the best perks of having a blog is having a passion that sort of forces you to get up before sunrise to get the best shot. Now, I realize most would disagree with the whole – before sunrise bit – but I love having a reason to explore neighborhoods and cities before the crowds wake up. It is a completely different experience seeing a city empty as opposed to crawling with people. I just love the stillness.
This was specifically relevant when I inherited this gold skirt from my Mimi. I knew I wanted to photograph it with the Stanford Memorial Cathedral. The gold on gold play in my mind’s eye thought it would be perfect. Then when Anjolee approached me about collaborating to showcase a piece of their beautiful jewelry, I immediately began putting the finishing touches aka accessorizing the look I already had in mind’s eye. The ring I chose is customizable with topaz, citrine, garnet, or amethyst. Since I knew I wanted to go with the glitz and glam of gold, citrine was the obvious choice.
When it arrived, I immediately fell in love with the ring. Next up, convincing Ryan to wake up before sunrise to avoid the students and tourists to execute this idea. Lucky for me, he had an early morning flight, so it wasn’t all that hard to persuade him since he had to be up anyways.
Ryan is amazing at reading my mind and captured the glitz of the gold perfect and the shimmer of the Anjolee ring fabulously. Anjolee’s primary business offers a beautiful diamond jewelry selection. Although I have not owned one of their diamond pieces, my citrine ring has become a staple in my ring rotation and I am extremely happy with it.
PS: This was one of my favorite photos we have taken together in our new life at Stanford. As cheesy as it sounds, I really did hit the jack pot falling in love with this guy almost eight and a half years ago.