Photos of the Day: A Proposal in the Park


I hope you guys all had a great Valentine’s Day weekend. Maybe some of you got engaged (hint, hint). I know one of my readers did, at least, because I was there.

Specifically, I was there in full ninja-mode, waiting on Central Park’s Bow Bridge, pretending to be one of the countless enthusiast photographers wandering around, most of my gear hidden off to the side. When Chris and Chauntey, visiting New York from Missouri, walked by, I kept an eye on them, waiting for him to drop to one knee as I surreptitiously took pictures. Which he did:


Happily for all, she said yes! Luckily pretty much nothing distracts a woman at this time, so I got to wander around and take pictures of the moment without freaking her out.


Then Chris introduced me, explaining why some random guy in the park was taking photos of them. I let Chauntey gather herself, and then we had fun in the park taking some portraits.


Congratulations, guys!

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Ryan Brenizer

I take pictures.

18 thoughts on “Photos of the Day: A Proposal in the Park”

  1. Ryan, these are exceptional, I’m really impressed. The shot of just her face, with, I believe his gloved hand on her face may be my favorite photo of yours I’ve ever seen. It’s just dripping with raw emotion. really great work

  2. the bokeh in many of the shots looks strange to me…may i ask which lenses used?

    btw those silhouette type shots are INCREDIBLE.

  3. Love your photos as usual! Just curious — you listed 50mm f/1.2 as one of your lenses. Are you shooting Canon now, or is it just a typo?

  4. I love that there are men out there who want hire a photographer to capture this moment! I’m excited because I have been asked to shoot a proposal next month! I have been inspired by this beautiful set. You are truly a master of light.

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