Roman reached out to me about a week before. He had been dating Madison since they were kids in middle school and they are finally "of appropriate age" to get engaged. They were visiting from Canada in celebration of Madison's birthday and happened to be in town for July 4th weekend.
Roman truly ADORES Madison and I could tell the moment I heard his voice on the other end of the line during our initial call. It was in the way he spoke of her, his tone, and his care in planning this shoot that I knew I was going to be capturing a truly EPIC moment as he got down on one knee to propose.
In order to ensure that Madison wasn't too suspicious but also making sure that Roman and I had connected in person, the plan went down like this. I gave Roman an exact spot in Central Park to meet at. He mentioned to Madison that he wanted to go to Central Park early that morning because he had something for them to do. When I saw them enter the park, I went up to them and asked if I could take their photos as "I was a new photographer looking to get some experience." Madison wasn't quite having it and I don't blame her! But luckily, Roman stepped in and said, sure why not and I walked them to the perfect spot on the east side of Central Park with the view of Essex House and the city in the background. After a few awakward photo captures, and Madison thinking why the he** was she standing in front of a stranger and letting this little girl take her photo, Roman jumped into action and got down on one knee. The PERFECT proposal! I have no idea what he said, but I'm sure a "will you marry me" was in it. I just captured the emotions around it and I loved every bit of that. They then humored me for a walk around the park as a proposal turned into an engagement shoot.
Congrats again Madison & Roman!!! To many years of wedded bliss! Congrats to being "of appropriate age" to be engaged :)