Nothing compares to to the sheer display of surprise, elation, and love always present at a proposal. It is unfortunate that more people don't think of having this photographed.
Happily that is changing, and a few forward thinking grooms (like Andrew!) commission us to document this moment, which is one of the most special in a couple's life together. Here are a few of our favorite photographs from and Andrew's proposal to Lauren. As Andrew told me immediately aftewards, "That was definitely a 'yes!'"
My favorite part of being a wedding photographer is getting to witness and capture the emotions that surround a couple in love. Rarely are those emotions more purely expressed and evident than during a marriage proposal. So I'm grateful for forward-thinking people like Sameer who realize the importance of documenting this momentous occasion.
Madhuri, a producer for a major ad agency, has always loved Grand Central Station (I think the word she used was "obsessed"). After a lot of careful planning Sameer chose July 12 as the date, and arranged to fly me out there to photograph his proposal. He chose the date in part because it was the second day of Manhattanhenge (when the sun lines up perfectly with Manhattan's street grid), and in part because it was about a month earlier than Madhuri expected. As you'll see in the photos below the surprise was a total success.
I'll leave you know to enjoy the photos, but stay tuned for another post in the coming weeks with photos from their engagement session that we shot all around New York City.
We love it when when people contact us to photograph what is probably one of the happiest, most emotional events in life - a proposal. We know Matt from the Ivy Room (one of the most beautiful venues in Chicago!). We have worked with Matt and Donna, the fabulous team that runs the Ivy Room, on many occasions. We were very excited when he called us to ask if we would photograph his proposal. He picked a day; we did some location scouting, and after some discussion, the new bridge that connects Millenium Park to the Modern Wing was the set location.
There are of course some logistical problems to be solved with any location, and the one problem at this location were the people who would inevitably be walking on the bridge. After some thought, we asked Donna to stand at the bottom of the bridge and keep people from walking up while Matt proposed. All the planning paid off, and it worked out perfectly!
Here are a few of our favorites from this proposal.