I absolutely loved photographing this proposal in Shakespeare Garden. Lucy and Matt, our now newly engaged couple, live in Australia. Lucy was on vacation in the States and visiting friends on the East Coast.
Meanwhile Matt in Australia was busy planning a surprise proposal and hired a gospel choir and contacted me to photograph the special event. Matt flew into New York City only a day and half before the proposal.
Lucy was spending the day in Manhattan with a group of friends and the early afternoon they were discovering Central Park. When the group got to Shakespeare Garden they were stopped by the amazing sound of a gospel choir right in the middle of the park. After the first song, Matt walked out from behind the group and asked Lucy to join him – Lucy’s expression was priceless!
When the choir started up Etta James’ “At Last”, Matt got down on one knee and asked Lucy to marry him. It was a beautiful and emotional moment and all the friends and some tourists were cheering the couple.
The choir finished up with a couple more songs then Lucy and Matt were celebrating with some bubbly.
Congratulations to Lucy and Matt – such a wonderful couple. Thank you for letting me be part of your special moment.