David and Amanda‘s proposal was tricky. They were visiting from Atlanta, so I wouldn’t be able to meet David for a run through (something that is very necessary when planning to photograph a proposal) until the morning of the proposal. And Lincoln Center was busy that afternoon, as I waited for David and Amanda to arrive. Really really busy. I was starting to worry the spot we picked out wouldn’t work because there was a man lying across the fountain… asleep. I didn’t want to give them photographs with a sleeping man in the background.
And then – like magic – just moments before David arrived with Amanda, everyone who was sitting on the fountain stood up and walked away. The sleeping man awoke and stumbled off, and a group of girls who had been sitting along the edge headed off into the city with their shopping bags. David guided Amanda to the spot we picked out that morning, and I started shooting – so thankful that it had gone off just as planned that I could have started dancing.
The proposal was perfect – Amanda was completely caught off guard, which I think is pretty evident from the photographs. I may have shed a few tears myself – I always do. I’m such a crier. After a while, David waved me over, and we took some portraits around Lincoln Center, and then went down to Times Square and the theater district to grab some photographs there. It was a beautiful evening, and David and Amanda were totally natural in front of the camera.
I LOVE shooting proposals. Being a part of such a huge moment is such an honor for me. David and Amanda, you guys were so wonderful to work with, and I wish you so much love and happiness together. Enjoy your engagement!
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