I’m really excited to share photos of Bobby and April’s engagement at the Cloisters! Bobby hired me to secretly photograph the moment he proposed, and he couldn’t have picked a better date or location to ask April to be his wife.
The Cloisters is a museum of medieval art run by the Met, and the museum itself is even more beautiful than the art it holds. The building is a European monastery rebuilt brick by brick, in the middle of a park, and it’s surrounded by gardens and stone terraces overlooking the river. Being there doesn’t feel at all like being in Manhattan.
Bobby contacted me a few days before he planned to propose with both their pictures and a map of the spot where he planned to ask her, and he managed to plan everything without her having any idea. When they arrived at the pre-picked location, I pretended to be a tourist who happened to have a nice camera, shooting the river and the garden. When Bobby got down on one knee, I turned around to shoot the whole thing! Once April recovered from her shock and had a chance to call her family, Bobby pointed me out, and the three of us went around the park for a quick couple’s session. They even recorded a video to show their family that day.
More photos will be up soon, but enjoy the sneak peek of a very happy couple! If you’re interested in having a photographer shoot your proposal, engagement, or couple’s session, you can get in touch with me here.
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