A couple weeks ago, I learned about an exciting opportunity to shoot a proposal (thanks Tejal). Yes, capture someone planning to propose to his girlfriend and not get noticed. Sure! Sign me up. Sounds like fun and a great challenge. After a few texts exchanged with the groom to be, Neil, and we're set. Pictures were exchanged so we knew what each other looked like and I landed in Hoboken at the Esplanade at 3PM ready to capture the magic. I waited for a few minutes and sent a text to confirm I was in the right spot. I was.
A text came back and he said they were just entering the park. I spotted them and tried to make myself invisible. Unfortunately, that was hard because for whatever reason, there weren't many people in the park at this time. I'm kind of standing out in the open and stalking this couple like a paparazzi. Not to worry, there were only a couple people that looked at me kind of cross because I have this rather large camera with a big lens shooting people that appear to not know I'm pointing the camera at them. Its for a good cause.
They rounded the park toward the water and then came up the center in the grass and this is where the proposal began. I captured a few images and gave them a few moments together. Neil then introduced me to his now fiance Shefali. I congratulated them and we headed over to a bench to snap a few images. I can't wait to get an appointment with them to shoot their engagement - with Shefali knowing its about to happen :-)
Congratulations Neil and Shefali.