A Central Park proposal in the summer is the epitome of romance in New York City! I had the pleasure of photographing Neil Cato and his (now) fiance, Emily Hamilton when they visited NYC from Texas over the July 4th weekend. Texans seem to love me because I worked with another couple that flew up here for a photoshoot earlier this year.
Like most of my proposal clients, Neil was actually a referral from a mutual friend (word of mouth network is key). When we did our intake call we realized our walkthrough window when they arrived would be very narrow. Even when that’s the case, I always insist for my clients to try and sneak away. Every time I’ve done an onsite walkthrough, they’re always so happy because they get to see everything for themselves before popping the big Q.
Initially, the proposal spot was supposed to be in front of the Gapstow Bridge, but it turned out to be too crowded and the view wasn’t that great. After walking around a few different spots, the final decision was a hidden corner at the entrance of the Mall with less foot traffic. It made for a quiet and intimate spot to do a “public” proposal. Congrats to the happy couple!
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