Say Yes: Taylor + Clark

A lighthouse surprise.

Clark McMahon and Taylor Walston met in college and immediately discovered they had something in common: they had both visited Martha’s Vineyard every summer with their families since they were young. Over the course of seven years of dating, that tradition continued. “Taylor and I have the same routine,” Clark said of the couple’s early morning hours spent on the Vineyard. “We take a bike ride into [Edgartown] to grab a coffee and sit by the water.”

Their route home takes them past the Edgartown Lighthouse, but on a recent spring morning Clark asked Taylor if she wanted to stop and take a walk down to the surrounding beach. “Once we got down there it was perfect because nobody was around,” Clark said. Nobody, that is, except for photographer Randi Baird, who stealthily followed the couple to capture what Clark was about to do next: “I got down on one knee and asked the love of my life to marry me.”

Photo by Randi Baird.