This particular photography gig was rather personal to me, and quite possibly the most nerve wracking thing I’ve ever had to photograph, for that reason. When I married John, I didn’t just marry an incredible man, I was lucky enough to also marry into an incredible family. John is the oldest of four siblings, one of whom – Marc – also lives in New York City, just a few blocks from us with his girlfriend Jennifer. A few weeks ago, Marc told me he was going to propose to Jen, and asked if I would photograph it. I think I literally jumped out of my chair and ran around the house in excitement when I read his email, before replying, “UM. YES.”
Marc wanted to propose to Jennifer on a bench in Central Park that his aunt had dedicated to his uncle. It’s a spot that is special to the entire family, and I can’t think of a better place for these two to get engaged. Marc and I concocted a story about me needing to photograph them for a project, and so they met John and I in the park on Saturday. The plan went off without a hitch, and clearly Jen had NO IDEA what was happening. Her face is so priceless in the photographs. I don’t even know how I managed to capture as many as I did since I was half sobbing behind the camera myself when Marc got down on one knee. Obviously Jen said yes, and a huge crowd of onlookers broke into applause and cheers. It was just perfect.
Afterwards we went up to our roof for champagne, and I’m pretty sure Jen was still mostly in shock. It was such an awesome day.
Marc & Jen, capturing this moment for you guys was one of the best things I’ve ever had the honor of photographing. We love you guys so much, and I am so excited to have yet another awesome sister-in-law! We wish so much happiness for you guys, always. xo