When Joe approached me to help with planning his proposal during his trip to New York City I was thrilled to help him with putting everything together. He and Bianca were flying in from Michigan for less than 24 hours which meant this trip would be all about their engagement and we had to make it super special. First we determined the best possible location. I knew that Joe wanted to capture this moment in an area that just screamed NYC and I kept that top of mind before we ultimately agreed that doing the proposal in Dumbo Brooklyn will be a great choice.
From a photographer’s perspective my thought process when choosing a location is always to ask myself what area of NYC provides great scenery but is also not super crowded so as to minimize risk of other people getting into the shot during the few seconds the proposal happens. This is less of a concern with regular engagement sessions since we can set up certain shots whereas capturing the real and raw emotions and the reaction of your partner is not something that can be duplicated. After several suggestions we both agreed on doing the proposal in Dumbo, Brooklyn by the East River with the entire NYC skyline view in the background along with the Brooklyn Bridge. A classic choice!
The beautiful Brooklyn Bridge Park in Dumbo, Brooklyn can get very crowded in the Summer time but Joe and Bianca’s surprise proposal was in mid December – Did you know this is the most popular month of the year to get engaged?
After the proposal we walked around the area of Brooklyn Bridge Park in Dumbo capturing some amazing memories for Joe and Bianca. When we finished up in Dumbo, we hopped on the East River Ferry and then headed to Central Park for even more variety. Click here to check out part two of Bianca and Joe’s engagement session in Central Park!
Are you planning your own proposal and are looking for tips on planning a proposal in Dumbo Brooklyn? Check out this blog post I put together with 6 things you need to consider when planning a proposal in NYC and of course feel free to contact me to start planning!