The Year 2015 in Pictures


Started off 2015 with a trip to Big Sur with Sean for my birthday

Gazing toward the Pacific at #Nepenthe #BigSur during #reysean MLK trip. @swaughsfo is trying to find whales! #whalewatching #pch #pacificcoast #Pacific


Then I took a tumble while riding my bike to work at the end of February. Broke my forearm bones and had to be in a sling for a while.

On Friday morning on my commute to work, I had a little bike accident. There's a huge bump on 14th St and S. Van Ness due to construction. As I rode over it, it made my bike flip over and sent me flying over my handle bars. After @swaughsfo took me to the ER, the doctor revealed that I had fractured my left radial bone (one of the bones on your forearms), and possibly my right radial as well. So they sent me home with a sling and prescription vicodin. 
I'm doing alright. As you probably know, I like to move around, move quickly, and I can't stay in one place for too long or else I get too restless. And this injury has forced me to slow the heck down. You take for granted the importance of your arms when you don't have full use of them! I can barely lift a glass of water and I can't flush the toilet, but it's getting better. Sean and I hibernated over the weekend and binged on House of Cards Season 3, and @karlitaliliana and @adrigarcia brought dinner and board games.

People have also been very kind. The Lyft driver on the ride home from the hospital tried to cheer me up as much as possible, and put a sticker that says,


Sean and I went to Australia in March for my cousin Jeff’s wedding.

Monday stroll to #SydneyOperaHouse w/ @swaughsfo. #Sydney #Australia #reyseanvacation #reysean


My new friend, the red #kangaroo. #Sydney #Australia #reyseanvacation #reysean

The extended Faustino Family

Despedida. Last night in Sydney w/ @swaughsfo @josbellyy @kristiedc_ @alee_sibz @crsfaust


Took a couple of videography classes

Behind the scenes at my #BAVC video production class this weekend


My sister and her daughters visit SF

It's bring your kids to work day at SayMedia so I brought my niece Leela

Sean and I went to Hawaii for Julie and Andrew’s wedding

Window to the Pacific. I don't want to leave paradise!

Congrats to the newlyweds @julie.Rubinger & andrew #sayidoupe! Thanks for having your wedding in #Hawaii. @swaughsfo & I had a great time. #reysean #reyseanvacation


Sean’s bday bowling, and then we went to Lazy Bear that night

Happy Birthday @swaughsfo! Out bowling in the Mission for Sean's 29th birthday. Thanks @gcchung for the pic!

I photographed Bola and Segun for their wedding

Congrats to Bola & Segun!


Went to Hawaii for Yuki & Phil’s wedding (yes, Hawaii twice in a year)

@lavenderyk wedding pt 2 w/ @gcchung #hawaii #northshore


Sean and I went to his old stomping grounds in Montreal

Hello from Old Montreal. Cc @swaughsfo #Montreal #oldmontreal #Canada #reysean

Then to Vermont for James and Gaby’s wedding

Congrats to Gaby & James! Here's a #HKS reunion picture in #Vermont with a gorgeous view of the #Adirondacks #gabyjameswedding


One Degree launched One Home

So excited to unveil what we've been working on at @1deg: #OneHome, the first Bay Area-wide web/mobile platform for affordable housing. Thnx to our launch partner Compass Family Services @compasssf. 
More details to come tomorrow!

#OneHomeBayArea #affordablehousingsf


We had the One Degree team retreat in the highest building in SF

So proud of my @1deg team! We're growing too...


Sean and I took a trip to LA for our 3 year anniversary and stayed at this amazing hotel

I woke up like this. View of the Hollywood Hills. #LAhallucinations #reysean cc @swaughsfo


Visited Sean’s family for pre-Christmas

Trying to get the Waugh kids to take a holiday picture w/ Uncle Sean @swaughsfo. #MerryChristmas from Massachusetts!

Visited my family in Las Vegas for Christmas

Heading back home to sf now after a fun week with my family. Love & miss you guys already!

AND the big event! Sean and I got engaged!

The BEST thing to happen to me in 2015: Sean & I got engaged! I surprised him a couple of weeks ago when he thought he was throwing me a birthday party, but it turned out to be more of an impromptu engagement party. Oh also it was pouring rain out, so instead of going on a romantic hike at Lands End, we instead went on a romantic stroll inside the tropical (and homey) Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park. So excited to share the news!

I love you, Sean / @swaughsfo!

Also, on a macro note, it's incredibly special to be able to exercise our national freedom to get married especially in this historic year. I'm excited to join the ranks of the my #LGBTQ brothers and sisters who are married, and I'm again very thankful for everyone who has fought and continues to fight for the rights and freedoms for #LGBT people. 
#ReySean #ReySeanEngagement #gaymarriage #gayengaged

Thanks to @gcchung for photographing & @karlitaliliana for video-ing & Rachel for accompanying!

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