I photograph proposals for guys and girls from all of the world. Many are visiting NYC for the very first time., experiencing the city with fresh eyes. Others are here on a return visit. Maybe NY was the city where they first kissed, first fell in love, other times one person is brining the other to NYC so they can see it through the other’s eyes. It goes without saying what a romantic place NYC is. There is romance to be found in every nook and cranny.
When New York City is your backyard you can sometimes take it for granted (which is why I love shooting proposals because I get a chance to experience it anew through the couples eyes). I know I pass the Empire State building almost everyday. I try to remember to look up and remind myself that I’m living here in the city I dreamed of. Sometimes especially on quiet nights walking home it really hits me how blessed I am to be surrounded by the art of architects who had visions for a place where people could live and work amongst classic and modern beauty!
Local NYC guys are often looking to propose in the nooks and crannies of NYC and love to transform the mundane into something extraordinary. The magic of NY is it’s changing at every moment. How amazing is it that in one moment your backyard park becomes the place where your boyfriend tells you he wants to spend the rest of his life with you. Adam chose Washington Square Park for his proposal. He and his stunning fiancé live downtown, so Washington Square Park is their park. Washington Square park represents all that is quintessentially Greenwich village. You have your chess players, dancers, saxophone players, book clubs, NYU students, jugglers, fake drug dealers, and even a piano player with a full on babygrand underneath the famous arches. I absolutely loved photographing this proposal on the late August day. Diana couldn’t have been more shocked when on a seemingly ordinary stroll through the park, Adam dropped to his knee in front of the fountain perfectly framing himself with the Washington Square arches behind them.