How We Met
Taylor and I met several years ago, during our first year together in law school. Soon after, we became best friends and did nearly everything together. It remained this way for two more years, and the most affection shown between us was a handful of hugs—at best. Finally, in year three, our romantic connection sparked. Our relationship instantly took off, as we already had an amazing foundation we had been building over the previous years. Being in a relationship with your best friend is truly indescribable, and I’m so incredibly lucky to spend the rest of my life with her.
How They Asked
Not long after we had started dating, we both knew we wanted to spend our lives together. I had to start planning the proposal, and I wanted to pick the most beautiful location. I chose Ireland because we had always wanted to visit, and because of my deep Irish roots. I hired my photographer and secretly began planning our entire trip, step by step. I didn’t want her to know it was coming, so Sean (the photographer) and I, decided—the day before it was to take place—that he would pose as a wildlife photographer so she wouldn’t see it coming.
We walked halfway up the mountain, passing by Sean, (who blended in perfectly), and then we came back down, stopping about ten feet in front of him, on the cliffside. It all worked absolutely perfectly, and she didn’t even notice Sean until after she had said “yes.” Following the surprise proposal, we continued to do an entire engagement shoot, rather than the “traditional” engagement photos couples do prior to their wedding—and I’m so glad we were able to capture those moments. All around, it couldn’t have turned out better
(Password to the Vimeo video is “tc”).