Category: The Prince

How Old is Too Old for a Promise Ring?

Great news Royals! Knight Vision Photography has officially done its first engagement shoot! What made it even more special is that it was at Busch Stadium and we got an amazing mini tour and to take pictures in the dugout and what not. Being the diligent assistant that I am, I started looking up the best hashtags to use on social media for engagement pictures. While doing this, I stumbled across several pictures of women rocking “promise rings”. It has been quite a while since I heard someone mention a promise ring and I was genuinely shocked that people still gave them to their significant others. I started doing more snooping and was surprised to find many of the women showing off their promise rings looked to be in their mid-twenties or older. At this point, my mind flashed back to an episode of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta when Mama Dee’s beau gave her a promise ring (just for reference, this woman is probably at least 50 years old). I immediately began to question why these women would except promise rings in lieu of an engagement ring at an age that seems appropriate to be getting married. I decided to do a little research to understand exactly what promise rings are and what they symbolize. (more…)

10 Things to Do When Your Man is Away

As I’m sitting here typing this, I haven’t seen The Boy since about 5pm on Sunday. He did surprise me on Tuesday by walking to my job with one of the dogs just to say hi for a few minutes, but that hardly felt long enough. Due to a co-worker being sick, hiss work schedule has changed and right now we’re lucky if we see each other in passing. Our daily conversation is also a little off because he’s sleeping during the day while I’m at work and at night it’s vice-versa. I know part of the reason I’m having such a hard time with this temporary change is that I am a very routine person and easily get thrown out of whack when something like this happens. Last week my eating and sleeping patterns were a mess all because The Boy was gone. I didn’t realize that these couple of years of living together would have me so accustomed to his presence that his absence would be terribly felt. This week I decided to commit myself to finding things to do when my man is away. I figure this probably will not be the last time our schedules conflict or that we’re apart for an extended period of time so I might as well learn to seamlessly deal with it. (more…)

The Royal Guide to Surviving Cohabitation

So you and your man have been dating for a while. He’s met your family and you’ve met his. Things are feeling pretty serious and you find yourself spending more and more time with him. Next thing you know, you all are having nightly sleepovers, alternating between your respective places. You’re basically living together, except you’re not. Your mail still comes to your place, your name is the only one on the lease, and you’re paying all the bills by yourself. At some point, it begins to dawn on you that you’re both wasting money by living in your apartment half time and the idea of cohabitation begins to float around. While The Boy and I didn’t solely move in together to split bills, I was still living with my mom, I can attest to having nightly sleepovers and being annoyed that I was lugging my whole life around in a duffle bag.  (more…)

The Birth of Knight Vision Photography

Support comes in a variety of shapes and sizes from a myriad of people. Many are fortunate to know their parents’ unwavering support and will always want it, but it seems to be around our mid-twenties that we start seeking support from a romantic partner. Whether you’re single or have a long-term boyfriend, the desire for support from someone you are building a life with yearns a little louder with each “I said YES!” post you see on Facebook. Personally, having support from The Boy has truly become a driving force in my life. Since the day we met, he has been supporting all of my random ideas and pushing me to pursue my dreams even when my confidence in them faltered. It’s important to me to provide him with the same support. That’s why I’d like to introduce all of my readers to Knight Vision Photography. (more…)

Don’t Lose the Spark, Get Dolled Up!

The Boy and I have officially been together for 4 years, but I swear it feels like my entire life (in a good way). We’ve been living together 2.5 of those 4 years. Because we’ve been cohabitating for a few years, things have become pretty routine and as you can imagine he’s seen me not looking too sexy. Gone are the days of spending hours shopping for an outfit to surprise him when he picks me up at my doorstep. He basically watches me transform from couch bum to diva from the bathroom door (he’s not that attached to me, he’s usually telling me to hurry up because I’m making us late). In an effort to keep our relationship fresh and him on his toes, every once in a while I’ll randomly get a little extra dolled up. (more…)