Robert and his girlfriend Bekka were in the city this week for a fun holiday trip. Bekka had told Robert that she'd always wanted to skate in Rockefeller Center's Rink, which spawned a grand idea for Robert. The Rock has a special Engagement Package that after your 90 minute group skate they clear the ice for you to skate to center rink and pop the question! Now is all of this wasn't romantic enough, Robert wanted to have the moment captured via photography which is where I came in.
I arrived at the scene about 20 minutes before the big surprise to track down the lovebirds on the ice. I squeezed myself into prime real estate, front and center. Bekka and Robert skated around the rink several times and I tried not to look too obvious as I snapped pics of them paparazzi style. When it came time to clear the ice and the skaters exited the rink, Robert casually pulled out his phone to "take photos of the tree," while Bekka kept looking at him sayin, "Come on, they're going to kick us out!" Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran then began to play from the speakers and you could see Bekka's face turn to instant confusion/excitement.
Proposals have quickly become one of my favorite types of Portrait Sessions! I love the build in anticipation and excitement as the moment gets closer. I teared up behind the camera as Robert took a knee and cheers arose from the onlooking crowd. It was a New York moment to remember! Congrats Robert & Bekka!! Wishing you so much happiness as you start your lives together. I was honored to capture this special moment for you both.
***Upon booking, I asked Robert how he found me. His answer? A hashtag! He looked up #nycproposal on Instagram and found a photo from Jack & Lauren's proposal over the summer. How cool is that?! #powerofthehashtag ***
Loves: my husband, golden age movie musicals, red lipstick, fall leaves, rainy mornings, dressing up, jazz music, yellow tulips, tap dancing, and taking your photos (yes YOU!)