It’s safe by now to reveal the couple in this photo. I love when I get hired to photograph the moment of a proposal. It’s fraught with such incredible emotion … and I get to use my best ninja skills. Here, the set-up was an incredibly romantic dinner date at the Metopolitain Museum of Art, with a classical quartet in on the act. As the groom-to-be set up, I pretended to be a tourist very interested in photographing nearby art pieces, until it was time to whip my lens toward the action. And they were so engrossed in the moment and their love for each other that even as I gave up pretense and shot from every angle, they didn’t so much as glance at me for almost 30 minutes.
Shock, and then joy — probably the best series of emotions one could hope for when they get down on one knee. And I don’t blame her … it was a heck of a ring.
Lens: Sigma 85mm f/1.4
Camera: Nikon D3s