Hannah and Taylor | Morse Lake Proposal in Noblesville, Indiana
Hannah is my cousin and has been a sister since day one. We have done just about everything together. I was so honored to be there to capture the moment Taylor proposed.
This is what Hannah wrote for How He Asked :
"I was convinced I would know. I was absolutely convinced I would know the day Taylor planned on proposing. He would get nervous, bite his nails, trip over everything… He’d tried to pull off a big surprise for my birthday last year and it just failed miserably. But when I woke up on Friday morning, I had no idea. When we ate breakfast I had no idea. When we played tennis and went to the pool and got in the car to pick up my grandparents, I had no idea.
I wanted the story to be all him, however he wanted to do it. But my grandparents’ house in Indiana is my favorite place on this planet, especially in the summer. I grew up there. It’s the only constant house in my memories. It’s filled with moments from every year since I was born. I would tell my sister that “if I would propose to myself, I would propose on the dock.” It has been something I had dreamed, but never actually told him.
Taylor caught wind of this dream, and as he began to put a plan in motion, he figured out that all of my family and family friends would be in town on Memorial Day Weekend. So it all fell into place. Fast forward to the day of. Taylor and I are in the car, on the way to pick up my grandparents for a “nice family dinner”. We get to their house, I yell ‘hello’… no answer. Taylor suggests that we look for them on the patio… We walk towards the back door, and finally, I start to catch on. I could see through the windows that there were flowers set up on the dock. My heart started beating out of control.
We walked outside, I remember asking “are you serious?”, he smiled, took my hand, said a slew of wonderful, beautiful things, led me out to the dock and popped the question!! I said (or squealed) (or screamed) YES, and the tears STREAMED out. I couldn’t believe it! It couldn’t have been a more perfect night.
After I said yes, I turned around, to see my family, Taylor’s parents, and some of my closest friends cheering and crying, and popping all the confetti! We spent the rest of the night on my favorite back patio and ate all the best food, just like any other fantastic Indiana summer night. But a whole lot better.