Surprise proposals are always fun to shoot. The reactions and the shock always make for some great and memorable photos. As a photographer, there is no room for error here, as you will never be able to get that kind of genuine reaction again and I actually really love that challenge.
Nick was referred to me by a friend and after he agreed to meet me in the pouring rain to plan the shoot, I could tell that this proposal was going to be awesome. Nick had decided that Madison Square Park was where he would propose and when the day came, we could not have asked for a more perfect weather. New York City is always such an amazing place to create photos because you can never truly be fully prepared for what might come your way- as evidenced by the random guy videotaping us and the yoga group who popped up as we were shooting. I think this is one of the many things that makes our city so great!
When Nick dropped to one knee, Sarah was totally surprised! After strolling around the park and dancing to some music , we made our way back to meet their family and friends to continue the celebration! Sarah and Nick are two really cool people and I can’t thank them enough for allowing me to capture this moment for them!