Archive for 'Proposal'

This was one of my all time favorite shoots, I drove down to NYC to photography a surprise proposal.  My good friend Raina was helping her brother stage the event and the added surprise was that it was going to be photographed by yours truly :)

The setup: Raina was to bring Rick’s bulldog “Tony Stewart” to Central Park. Rick had a shirt made saying, “Will You Marry My Daddy”.  How insanely cute is that?  She tied Tony up by Bethesda Fountain. Then both Raina and myself were hiding in the wings waiting for Rick to walk by with Jenessa.  Where they were to casually come across Tony waiting patiently.  I think Raina and myself were just as nervous trying to pull this off without a hitch!!! I felt like I was commando jumping out of the bushes as the proposal went down.  The excited crowds gathered as people realized what was happening. I had to maneuver around them to get the shot.  I am happy to report it was a huge SUCCESS!!!! Tony delivered the message on his back and Jenessa was floored as Rick slid the ring on her finger. Raina came running down the steps to congratulate the happy couple and breathe a sigh of relief, plus introduce me as not some crazy tourist photographing them:) Well the attached photos will show you what an amazing experience for everyone involved!! I LOVE these photos!!! YIPPPEEE!!!  I just wanted to say Congratulations to Rick and Jenessa!!  What an incredible way to begin your lives together.  And Rick, well done!!! You went BIG:) It was inspiring and thrilling to be included in your “conspiracy”.  Thanks to Raina for bringing me in on the fun. Tony you were the ultimate “wing man” & that FACE!!! I will let the photos tell the rest………