As a professional photographer, there are few things more fulfilling than being able to capture the special moments in people’s lives. Recently, I had the opportunity to photograph the proposal of one of my first friends in the “real world” when I used to work in corporate, which was a full-circle moment for me.
The groom-to-be, Sebastian, reached out to me a couple of months before his planned proposal in Hudson River Park. As part of my proposal photography process, I always schedule a walkthrough with my clients before the actual day to ensure that we’re on the same page. Even clients who initially thought a walkthrough was unnecessary have been grateful for it in the end. I insist on this step because I don’t want to miss any special moments.
Sebastian and his girlfriend had moved to Dallas sometime during the pandemic, so our walkthrough ended up being only a couple of hours before the proposal. Unfortunately, luck wasn’t on our side, and there was a torrential downpour the weekend of the proposal. I’ve experienced all sorts of weather, but this was the first time that the weather didn’t cooperate with my clients.
Originally, Sebastian planned to surprise his girlfriend (she didn’t know he was in NYC) and propose outdoors at one of the piers in Hudson River Park. However, since both of them were in the city only for the weekend, the proposal ended up happening in a restaurant across the street from his fiancee’s old apartment, where they shared their first kiss. It turned out to be a much more sentimental spot!
Being able to capture these intimate moments for my clients is a true honor. I’m always humbled that they trust me to document such a significant event in their lives. It’s an incredible feeling to be able to freeze a moment in time that they’ll cherish forever.
If you’re considering proposing to your significant other and want to make it an unforgettable moment, consider hiring a professional photographer to capture the occasion. It’s a decision you won’t regret, and you’ll be able to relive that moment over and over again through the beautiful photos captured. Additionally, if you’re looking for a photographer who is passionate about their work and dedicated to capturing every special moment, look no further. I’d be honored to help you create memories that will last a lifetime.