Meet Nick & Taylor: A couple who has been together for seven years that grew up together in the same town, sharing a school bus. These two have been long distance over the years, living in different cities for education and employment opportunities, but their love only grew.
As the girlfriend of one of Nicky's best friends, I've gotten to know this couple over the last two years. They are so in love, and it is clear to everyone who meets them that they are perfect for each other.
This past weekend, I got to witness the surprise proposal that Nicky has been planning for months for his Taylor. It happened right in front of the statue at Churchill Downs, a statue in tribute to the famous racehorse Barbaro - which happens to be Taylor's favorite horse. She was so surprised! I don't think this day could have gone any more perfect than it did.
Since it wouldn't seem weird at all to Taylor that I wanted to take my camera to the Derby, it was a perfect opportunity to have my gear on hand to capture the moment. Below are a few of my shots.
Congratulations to the happy couple!