Engagement Photos


You all know I proposed to Carey in January; right in the middle of my chemotherapy and radiation. It was a magnificent and wonderful day, full of love and promise. I was so weak I could barely walk to through the gardens where I proposed to her, but I wasn’t going to let a little thing like cancer get in the way of true love. No way. No how.

Here we are – almost six months later. The wedding is three months away. The days are counting down. It’s really going to happen and i am so excited. I never really doubted that it would happen, but I did have my anxieties about being able to stand at the alter. In my darkest hours, as I was puking blood , unable to swallow, unable to walk, and so weak that even chill shivers made it impossible to move I held onto one image in my brain – watching Carey walk down the aisle towards me.

Two weeks ago we met with our photographer. her name is Julie Brewer and she is an amazing photographer. If she can take a subject like me and make me look good – you know she’s quality. You can find her website at http://www.brewerphotovideo.com/. I can’t recommend her highly enough, people.

Anyway, we met her two weeks ago in downtown Winter Park, Florida. Since we are getting married in the Gardens, we decided we wanted a more urban feel for our engagement photos. We paid extra, of course, for the engagement photos, but I am so glad we did. These pictures are fantastic. We brought the kids and got pictures of all of us.

Julie has shared only a few samples with us so far – but I will share the entire album as soon as we get access to it on her website. You’ll be able to order any print you want. So, without further adieu, the engagement photo sample of the Sparks-Dobson family!







Wow – look at us. Hard to believe that I am marrying such a beautiful and special woman as Carey. She is simply stunning. Gorgeous. I am a lucky, lucky man.

And hard to believe that less than six months ago I was in the middle of chemo and radiation. Without Carey’s love, support, and affection I would not have recovered so well. My entire support system is amazing – Carey, my children, my family, and my friends have all been there for me.

Thank you all – your love and support have made an impact on me. I truly believe that without it I would not be in those pictures above.

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4 Responses to “Engagement Photos”

  1. Carol A. Harstad Reply July 11, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Beautiful pictures!!!!

  2. OMG….these are to die for. I hope the rest are just as beautiful!Am glad you shared these.Been following everything u write even tho you never hear from me much. Just like to keep up.-Darcy

  3. You two have a beautiful relationship and THAT is what I captured. I know your life together will be blessed!

  4. Hello Ron,You two look amazing in these pictures! I'm Hua, the director of Wellsphere's HealthBlogger Network, a network of over 2,000 of the best health writers on the web (including doctors, nurses, healthy living professionals, and expert patients). I am impressed by your blog entries and I think your blog would be a great addition to our Network to help others to inform about cancer. I'd like to invite you to learn more about it and apply to join at http://www.wellsphere.com/health-blogger. Once approved by our Chief Medical Officer, your posts will be republished on Wellsphere where they will be available to over 5 million monthly visitors who come to the site looking for health information and support. There’s no cost and no extra work for you! The HealthBlogger page (http://www.wellsphere.com/health-blogger) provides details about participation, but if you have any questions please feel free to email me at hua@wellsphere.com.Best,Hua

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