natale + janine – surprise proposal in central park, nyc

January has been super cold and it seems there’s a snow storm every other day here in NYC.  Well, love trumps weather every time and Sunday I had the pleasure of photographing Natale’s surprise proposal to his beautiful girlfriend Janine.  I got a call from my friend Julie at I Do New York and she said she had a great guy that needed a photographer to complete his proposal surprise.  Natale had Julie organize a horse and carriage to pick them up at the restaurant where they were having lunch which would take them to Cherry Hill in Central Park (this is where I was waiting!) Julie also had a bouquet of lavender roses (Janine’s favorite!) along with a letter that was to be placed on Bow Bridge where he would propose!  I followed them to the bridge snapping shots along the way and when they got to the bridge, Janine spotted the bouquet right away (“Of course I did, it was purple!”).  After she read the letter he gave her a necklace with “Marry Me” engraved on the back.  He then went down on one knee.  It was just perfect.

After the initial surprise wore off a bit, we walked around Central Park and braved the snow and cold for a little “newly engaged” session.  It’s always so fun to photograph people in love.  Especially a couple as in love as Natale and Janine obviously are.  Thank you both for letting me be a part of such an important day in your lives.  I thoroughly enjoyed myself capturing all the love and laughter (so much laughter!)  Here are a few of my favorites!

If you would like to view their surprise proposal slideshow, CLICK HERE

April 14, 2011 - 10:27 am

Angela Pelc - You and Julie make a great team! They look (and are) sooooo happy!

February 1, 2011 - 1:37 pm

Sharon - It is so nice to see such happy people, and I even like all of the snow in the background.

February 1, 2011 - 12:23 pm


February 1, 2011 - 12:22 pm

Kristina Hill - As always, beautiful work, Sharon. And I’m loving the blog :)

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