Tim and Stephanie’s Surprise Marriage Proposal on Bow Bridge in Central Park

Recently I had the pleasure of photographing Tim and Stephanie’s surprise marriage proposal on Bow Bridge in Central Park. Spoiler: She said yes!

Bow Bridge in Central Park is a very popular location for surprise proposals and Tim planned his strategy perfectly! For a list of tips on planning your own surprise proposal in New York City take a look at this post I put together!

girl is shocked when her boyfriend proposes to her on bow bridge in Central Park

girl crying during marriage proposal on bow bridge in central park

man putting engagement ring on his girlfriends finger during marriage proposal on bow bridge in new york city

girl is very happy and excited after proposal in central park

man and girl hug after she said yes to marriage proposal in central park

couple is happy after marriage proposal in central park on bow bridge

man and girl smile next to loeb boathouse in central park after marriage proposal

engagement session on bow bridge in central park with man and girl standing and smiling together

girl shows off her engagement ring while kissing her fiance during engagement session in central park

couple holds hands and walks with bow bridge in the background in central park

After Stephanie said yes I gave them a few moments of privacy to absorb everything that just happened and then we started their engagement session in Central Park. We took a walk from Bow Bridge around the lake and Loeb Boathouse, then walked up some paths for some beautiful fall foliage scenery. It was starting to get dark pretty fast so I came prepared with some lighting equipment I eventually pulled out when we arrived by Belvedere Castle.

couple standing and hugging each other on walking trail in central park

girl looks at her engagement ring while her fiance stands in the background looking at her on wooden bridge in central park

man and girl stand holding each other next to lake with their reflection in the lake during engagement session in central park

couple sits under tree with fall foliage during engagement session in central park

When we started the engagement session by Belvedere Castle the sun had almost entirely set by then and we were also challenged by a lot of park visitors sitting in the background that I had to work around to make sure they did not appear in the photographs. What do you think of the creative lighting set up? Leave your opinions in the comments below!

belvedere castle engagement session during sunset

belvedere castle engagement session during sunset

couple standing outside of belvedere castle at night in central park

night time photo with street lamp of engaged couple on walking path in central park

night time engagement session in central park with couple standing next to wooden fence

After we wrapped up with photographing their engagement session by Belvedere Castle we walked towards Central Park West towards the Museum of Natural History where we squeezed in a few more photos before Tim and Stephanie took off for dinner to celebrate.

Which of the photos below do you prefer? The color or the black and white? I couldn’t decide so I posted both!

engagement session at museum of natural history with couple standing on the steps and holding each other at night

man and girl stand on steps of museum of natural history during night time engagement session

Are you planning a marriage proposal in New York City? Contact me today and I would love to help with planning and photographing it! If you’re already engaged take a look at my engagement portfolio and let’s create some amazing memories of this time in your lives. Engagement sessions are not only great for capturing images you can use on save the dates, create wall art or albums, share on social media, but are also a great trial run to make you more comfortable during your wedding day portrait session.

 

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