Hey guys! It’s been a while since I’ve had a post on here. Life has been hectic, yet fun, so no complaints here!

I have something a little exciting and new going on in my life that I wanted to update you all on… 

If you’ve read any of the previous posts, you know all about the Valley Fly & Johnny Fly “Love Story”.  (A Johnny & June Story ⬇️ below) And if you follow my personal Instagram (@taramasud) or Facebook, then I’m sure you also know all about our ENGAGEMENT! Yes, you read that correctly, WERE GETTING MARRIED! 

So many people have asked for the story and if I knew or was surprised, so what better way to tell it than on the blog!

Okay, now rewind to a week before the proposal:

I’m laying in bed on a Friday night (lame, I know.) And John keeps waking me up to ask my opinion on an outfit to wear for a photo-shoot he was doing the next day. This happened like 5 times. I was irritated. I could not understand why HE cared so much about what I thought about his outfit for something I wasn’t even involved in!

Then it hit me. Oh Shit. He’s proposing.

So I wake up that morning and get to the nail salon, literally as they’re opening...because obviously my nails needed to be perfect!

The day goes on – he comes home from the photo-shoot – we eat dinner and go to bed. Damn. I overshot that one a little bit...But my nails did look great.


Fast forward to the following Friday:

John’s sister, Bailey, is getting married in March and I’m her Maid Of Honor. So, we make a girls day to go have lunch, get our nails done and go see Bailey’s wedding dress since I was gone when she found it. 

We end up going to the same nail salon that I went to the previous weekend, and of course had told the lady that I was getting proposed to, so I walk in to all the girls saying “OMG did he do it!!?!”…Yes. In front of John’s mom and sister AND my mom. I had some explaining to do.


Now Saturday comes along and we had planned this epic photo-shoot with our good friend JT, at an old mill. We really needed some female shots of the new Johnny Fly Crafted Leather Collection (Available here www. johnnyflyco.com/crafted) so I was forced to get some shots of me with a few of the bags.

First off, JT pulled it off like a champ. He was shooting me in this STUNNING mill that “his friend owned” and totally acted like he knew every square foot of the place.


(I am so sorry that this is turning into a novel...I really thought I could have pulled this off in a short story…)


John leaves JT and I to go to the restroom and JT takes me around to get a few more shots. There are some really cool windows in a room above us, so we make our way up the stairs.


JT opens the door. There are rose petals. My heart stops. 


I turn to find a runway of lights and petals, leading to a circle, with the love of my life standing in the middle of the most magical, dreamy room that I have ever seen. [insert: ugly crying face]

I zoned into only him, not even realizing that our friends Garrett and Chad are also there photographing and videoing the entire moment, along with JT.

We started our relationship at a photo-shoot, and we began the rest of our lives together at a photo-shoot. It was perfect.

After all the crying, laughing and overall overwhelmingness (is that even a word? My computer says its not. I disagree.) we get in the car and drive to our favorite dinner spot downtown, 5church, where both of our family and friends are waiting for us to celebrate.

To be honest, he could have pulled over on the expressway and asked to marry me…like my dad did to my mom…and I would have been completely okay with that. But he really out did himself on this one. I couldn’t have imagined a more perfect day.

So there is our continuing love story! I’m sure there will be plenty more blog posts relating to wedding’s and all the fun/stress involved in the planning process.


Talk to you soon!



Proposal Tara and John #FlyMeToFreeman from Johnny Fly on Vimeo.

Photos/Video: Garrett Newsom Photography, Jonathan Ryan Taylor & Chad Smith.



Blazor / H&M


Pants / Bullhead

Shoes / John Varvatos

Sunglasses / Johnny Fly Co.


Top / Valley Fly [ prototype ;) ]

Belt / Free People

Pants / BDG - Urban Outfitters

Shoes / Jeffrey Campbell

Purse / Valley Fly

Back Pack / Johnny Fly Co.


Tara Masud

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