Samantha and Dominique

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How We Met

In 2010, Dominique transferred to my high school when were 18. It was our senior year and by that point, you know everyone in your graduating class. I remember wondering who he was because I had never seen him before.

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Once we graduated we connected on social media and stayed in touch. We didn’t officially meet in person until a few years later when we happened to be on the same train heading to classes in New York City.

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How They Asked

Dominique is a music producer and this month one of his songs, “Life” – by Lute was released. He told me that there was going to be a listening party at a rooftop in NYC. Naturally, I was excited but was also nervous. I didn’t want to be overdressed and I wasn’t sure what the atmosphere was going to be like.

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No matter what I was excited to celebrate my boyfriend’s accomplishments. We headed up to the rooftop and I peeked out the window and I didn’t see anyone there. I thought to myself ‘Great. We’re the first ones here.’

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When I opened the door I thought it was odd that there were roses on the ground for a listening party. Then I saw a rose lined pathway and a banner that said, “will you marry me?”

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Special Thanks

Nick Watkin
 | Photographer
Mike Rorby
 | Photographer