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David & Amanda Engaged! || Lincoln Center || New York City Proposal Photographer

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!

(Want to help David & Amanda win some prints?  Leave a comment on the blog!  The more unique comments David and Amanda accumulate, the bigger size print or canvas they’ll win!)

















  • These are so sweet! I got goosebumps looking at the reaction photos. Awesome awesome stuff :)
    Also… what a stylish couple. Congratulations to the newly engaged couple!

  • maura

    oh, i just love new york city. the perfect backdrop for love. love that last photo.
    congrats to david and amanda!

  • Jaimee

    The pictures are beautiful !!! Congratulations David and Amanda!! I am so happy for you!

  • Jen

    love the photos & love the couple!!

  • What a sweet proposal! Love that it was captured in photos. And I agree, LOVE that last photo – so very NYC!

  • Love David & Amanda’s photos. They really tell a story…from beginning but not the end yet!! Congratulations to you both.

  • David

    Thanks for the great photo shoot Katie! So glad we had you to capture this special moment for us :)

  • Paulina

    These are amazing! I, like Elissa, also got goosebumps! It couldn’t have been more perfect! Congratulations!!!

  • Corina

    Congrats!!!!! These pictures are priceless and you guys look so happy!

  • Sami A

    SO excited for you David! The pictures are gorgeous. I wish the two of you all the happiness in the world.

  • Dayna

    Beautiful photos for a beautiful couple! Congrats!

  • Victoria

    You caught the beauty of the city, the couple, and their relationship! Love the pictures and love them!

  • Dani

    These pictures are absolutely beautiful! I’m so glad you could capture the moment! I’m so happy for the happy couple!

  • Kellie

    David and Amanda you guys are made for each other, as can be seen with Amanda coordinating her eye shadow to match David’s shirt. The pictures look like something out of a movie, they are amazing and I love how you can feel the greatness of the moment. With togetherness like that I know you guys are going to last forever

  • David

    OMG SOOOOO HAPPY WE HAVE PICTURES OF THIS!!!! Katie you did an amazinngggg job!! thank you soo much!!

  • Jenn

    OMG So adorable!!!!

    I love that you have pictures of each moment! Best idea EVER!

  • Tara

    My cousins look great! love you both :)

  • Jen


  • Robin

    These pictures are amazing!!! You guys look so happy and they really captured the moment!!

  • Stacy B

    These photos are amazing-I love how perfectly they capture how genuinely happy David and Amanda are together!

  • Lauriel

    the pictures are absolutely AMAZING! such a great idea to hire a photographer for your proposal, david. LOVE them!

  • Emilee

    Gorgeous pictures of a gorgeous couple! Congrats!

  • Debra Bogdanoff

    The pictures are amazing!!!

  • Aunt Tina

    capturing those moments in time
    awesome fab!!!!
    love you guys!!

  • Stacey

    Beautiful!! you guys are glowing!

  • Heather

    I went to grade school with Amanda, She’s such a sweet person. These photos are amazing!!!

  • Malikah

    I am soooooo happy for you!!! The pictures are absolutely gorgeous and you guys look great!!!

  • Joe

    These pictures alone were worth the wait! Congrats to you two!

  • John B

    way to go buddy.

  • Judd

    Awesome shots! You guys look so happy. Congratulations!!

  • Dean

    Those are great photos!

  • Lauren

    Love, love, love the pictures! The pictures in Times Square are great!

  • Sean

    Congrats guys! Awesome backdrop for a proposal and really great idea to get it captured professionally to be able to see this moment in your lives whenever you want.

  • Jamie

    Such great shots captured in the moment! I want to see a close-up of the BLING!

  • Rob

    Great photos. Very excited for David and Amanda. Congratulations!

  • Bryan

    Solid work David… now if only Amanda had been as lucky to find someone as cool haha. Congrats yall!

  • Nice. :)

  • Corinne

    As always, so thoughtful David to have the moment captured. Perfect!

  • Richard

    Congratulations to my daughter and soon-to-be son in law! I wish you both a lifetime of happiness!

  • Courtney

    These are AWESOME! Congrats David!

  • Mom

    What incredible pictures! It almost feels a little voyeuristic, looking in on such a private moment . It is unbelievable that by looking at these pictures we feel like we were right there. What a wonderful memory of this special day in your life
    Wishing Amanda and David a lifetime of happiness and love. Love you lots!

  • Ansley

    Congrats guys!!! I love the pictures and how it caught the emotion of the moment…beautiful!

  • Steph

    DCS and future Mrs. DCS… these pictures are beautiful! So so happy for you both!

  • Seth

    The pictures are awesome! Send the last one to the New Yorker!

  • Mialien

    Loved it, thanks for sharing!

  • Rachel

    Congratulations, guys! Pics are amazing and so happy for you!

  • Troy

    Pics are great. Wish I would have done the same to capture the reaction. Let me know if you need planning advice, I’m pretty much an expert by now, just ask my fiancé!

    Wish you both the best of luck!

  • Michelle S

    I LOVE the pics!

    People at work finally learn your name and now you are really going to confuse them…. Mrs. A.L.Smith

  • jessica

    beautiful pictures of a gorgeous couple! congrats!

  • Kim

    Beautiful! Congratulations!

  • Jason

    Congratulations on the engagement! David did a great job of planning this, the pictures are beautiful.

  • mandy


  • Jamie

    Congrats to you both! Gorg pix!

  • Brad

    Happy for you guys! Great pictures!

  • Christine

    Love these photos!! Looks like a scene from gossip girl!

  • Frank M

    Congrats! Good job on the surprise, David!

  • Helene

    Amazing pictures! They are so beautiful! So happy for you two! CONGRATS!!!!

  • Eric

    Good job David!! We can’t wait to celebrate with you both in Atlanta!

  • Ryan

    Wow just saw these and they are great!! Congrats you two!

  • Alexa

    Jen is showing our entire class! haha… Congrats!! So happy for you both!

  • Miriam

    So wonderful! Happy for you guys.

  • Kristen

    These pictures are absolutely stunning! David & Amanda, I’m so happy for you guys! This looks like the perfect romantic moment, and that was so sweet that you thought to capture it with pictures. Thanks for sharing with friends. :) Lots of love! <3

  • Shelby

    Amazinggg pictures! SO happy for you guys! Cant wait to see you and start planning!!! Love you guys!

  • Hayley

    This has got to be one of the best proposal stories I have ever heard! Katie Jane – your photos are fantastic! Congrats David & Amanda!

  • Mommy

    Beeeeeeauuuuuutiful! Wow, you two take great pix!

  • Jeff

    You two look really cute in the pictures, you were meant for each other.

  • Barry

    The photos are awesome! It’s the next best thing to being there watching the proposal unfold. These should only be the start of a really Really big photo album!

  • Abbey

    Congrats to you both! Beautiful pictures that capture a perfect moment! We can’t wait for the wedding and I can’t wait for the planning ; )

  • Drew

    Awesome pics! Way to do it up big, congrats!!

  • lindsay

    Gorgeous pictures! You both look soo happy! David- great job on managing to surprise Amanda

  • melissa

    soooo excited for you both! can’t wait for the wedding!

  • Eric

    Congrats Amanda & David!

  • Uncle Norman

    These pictures brightened my day. Mazel Tov!

  • Amanda and David, Congratulations on your engagement!. David, good job on the surprise. You two look so happy, and you are adorable together. Can’t wait to meet Amanda.

  • Ava

    מאַזאַל טוב דוד און אַמאַנדאַ. איך ווינטשן איר אַ לאַנג לעבן פון פרייד און גליק אינאיינעם!

    love, Bubbe Ava

  • Joe(y)

    Mazel Tov! I am so happy for the both of you! Can’t wait to celebrate

  • Jenny

    AMAZING!! Congratulations!

  • Catherine

    I still can’t believe you didnt tell me!!!

  • Lee

    These are amazing! We are so happy for you. AND we’re very excited for the wedding. Here’s a suggestion:

  • Arielle

    Such amazing pictures of such an amazing day!

  • Nicole

    Congratulations Amanda and David! Your pictures are incredible!

  • Brad

    These turned out absolutely great!! Perfect location!

  • david

    congrats amanda and david!

  • Eva D.

    I LOVE the photos! Too cute! You look BEAUTIFUL, Amanda! I Love it!!!

  • Brad

    what great pictures from such a great day. cant wait to continue celebrating!!

  • Courtney

    These look amazing! Congrats to both of you :)

  • Danny Stahl

    Wooo! Dave this was brilliantly done and the photos were amazing. Hard to beat pure candid shots. Congrats!

  • Josh

    great pictures! love the idea to do engagement photos

  • Alexandra

    Mazel Tov! The pictures look amazing and the couple are stunning! What a great twist to a proposal!


  • Amy Z

    Love the pictures!!!

  • Lauren

    Gorgeous pictures!

  • Amber

    Hey guys!! Congrats again! Love the NY location :)

  • Leslie

    Congrats guys!! So happy for you!

  • Ashley L

    These pix are great!!! Congrats Amanda & David!

  • Katie K

    Great photos! You two look amazing and so happy!

  • Susie

    Congrats Manda and David! Who would have thought the Valentines Date Party of 05 would turn into this!

  • Lauren

    Totally just teared up looking at those pictures!! Mazel tov!! So excited for the two of you ♥

  • Patty

    We are so happy for Amanda and David! Looking forward to your wedding celebration! All our love

  • Lauren

    So happy for my Deepher!! Congratssss

  • Michelle

    You guys are coordinating too well for this not to be planned! Congrats! You both look very happy in all of the pictures!

  • Alana

    Congrats to the lovely couple! Gorgeous pictures.

  • Becca

    Congrats, beautiful photos in a beautiful location. obviously real surprise. congrats

  • Kara

    These pictures are gorgeous. What an amazing place for such a wonderful event.
    Congrats to the both of you!

  • Robin

    Beautiful pictures of beautiful people! Congrats you two!

  • Andrea

    Hey guys!! Mazel Tov to you both!! <3

  • Blake


  • Sarah

    Mazel Tov Big x5!!

  • Alison Brannon

    Gorgeous pictures!!! Great job, David!!!

  • Shaun

    Congrats you guys!!

  • Susan

    Our family is so happy for you both! We cannot wait to celebrate!

  • Jared

    Mazel Tov! My sister is excited about being a part of your special day!

  • Liz

    Congratulations on the engagement! Best wishes to you both.

  • Lindsay

    Congrats!! Wishing you the best.

  • Cannot tell you how happy I am that you two are engaged and that you have so many amazing photographs capturing such a beautiful moment. Congrats again! :)

  • blake

    congrats! you both look adorable and so happy!

  • Lauren

    Congrats you two! Can’t wait to celebrate. Wishing you both a long and happy life together!!!

  • Jen R

    love these photos!! so happy for you!!

  • John S

    Congratulations David! Best Wishes Amanda! Those pictures are amazing.

  • brian

    Congratulations David and Amanda!

  • Jason Benson

    Great photos! Love how candid they are!

  • Lori

    Beautiful pictures, beautiful couple!

  • Phil Gura

    I’ve never been so homesick for NYC in my life! Incredible photos; like stills from a Woody Allen picture (but with better-looking actors). Mazel tov!

  • Sammy

    Such a wonderful surprise! Congrats!

  • Jenn

    Amazing pics! So excited for you both! Mazel Tov!

  • Tina

    Love these!! xoxo

  • John

    Great shots!! Good wishes for the future!

  • Jesse

    Congratulations to you two crazy kids! Awesome pictures and may you both be happy together forever. Best wishes and best of luck to you both!

  • Emily H

    Congrats to you both !!

  • Susie

    Congrats to you both! The pictures are amazing! I’m so happy for you :)

  • Alan

    Congrats and best wishes!!

  • Sandy

    Great Pictures!! Mazel Tov!!!!!!

  • Daniel

    Mazel Tov on your engagement!

  • Stacey

    Can’t wait to see you soon!! Loved looking at these!

  • Abe


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