A big congratulations! to my brother, Preston, and his now-fiancée, Jill, on their recent engagement! He popped the question last night at Balloon Fiesta during the evening balloon glow, when the pilots anchor their balloons and light them up like huge lanterns. Preston's original plan was to ask Jill during a balloon ride, but both of the rides we arranged (one of them as a backup) were cancelled due to unfavorable wind conditions. Thankfully Preston and Jill are easygoing and flexible, and they really liked how it turned out in the end. :]
I wasn't fully prepared for the unexpected nighttime photography...so I hope you will enjoy the on-camera flash and silhouette shots. ;] And of course I've included some images of Jill's custom-designed bling bling ring -- nice job, Preston! Images of the rest of Balloon Fiesta will be forthcoming.
Oh, and it also happens to be Jill's birthday today -- so happy birthday, Jill!