It was months of preparations leading up to this day. You know someone is loved when you enlist the help of your closest family and friends, and without hesitation they jump on board and go all in with you! That’s exactly what happened this evening! Nick pulled off the surprise of a lifetime by planning to propose to his beautiful girlfriend (Spoiler alert: now fiancé) in front of a room full of their closest family and friends and the night went flawlessly.
On a personal note, Diana and I met back at the University of Central Florida when we ran track together. We have remained close over the years and through ups and downs of life, she has become one of my best friends…sharing holidays, celebrating birthdays, girl trips, or just chillin’ with the family. No matter where we are, our friendship doesn’t miss a beat, so to be able to be a part of this moment and capture it for her was really special.
Without a doubt, when I felt the love in the room that evening and how their family and friends came together, I knew everyone else felt the same.
She was ready for an evening at Nick’s company Christmas party at Hub 925 in Orlando, Florida. As I arrived, all hands were on deck helping to perfect all the preparations! The room was set and filled with glittering lights, sweet sentiments, but most of all, the feeling of excitement which was palpable! “They’re here!” Whispers, laughs, and phones came out on display to capture their entrance! The look her face as they yelled surprise was one of shock and confusion. As she looked over and saw me, camera in hand confusion went to tears. Quick hugs were exchanged and Nick didn’t miss a beat! Smooth and in control he grabbed her by the hand and led her to the dance floor.
He gave one of the most beautiful proposals I have heard to date. With both teary and smiling eyes she accepted and the two didn’t stop smiling for the rest of the night!
To see how thoughtful Nick was in preparing this day, how he values his faith, family, and how he cared for her so well throughout, just shows his heart. I could not be happier for the both of them. The night was absolutely magical and I am just grateful to have had the honor to capture one of my sweetest friends on one of the best days of her life. I love you dearly & cannot wait for the big day! Xo