ROMANTIC CENTRAL PARK PROPOSAL | AMANDA + CHRIS

After finding me on Yelp!, Chris emailed me with his plan to propose to his girlfriend, Amanda, while they were visiting New York from Toronto. I couldn't be more excited to photograph this moment, and what more romantic place to do so than Central Park. We exchanged a few more emails, photos of the two so I'd know who to look for, and we devised a plan.

On the day of, Chris discreetly texted me descriptions of their outfits and their ETA. I waited at Bethesda Terrace until I saw them and followed behind as they walked hand-in-hand down the Literary Walk beneath the fall leaves of the American Elms. Chris occasionally spun Amanda around as if they were dancing as they walked towards William Shakespeare's statue, and about halfway there he pulled out a black, velvet lined box and got down on one knee. Amanda had no idea and was completely surprised. I've never heard anyone say "Oh My God" so many times. The two couldn't wipe the smiles from their faces, which you'll see for yourself.

Romantic destination proposal at The Mall Bethesda Terrace Central Park Engagement - www.cassiecastellaw.com
Surprise proposal in the fall under American Elm Trees at The Mall Central Park - www.cassiecastellaw.com
Proposal in Central Park after a fall, October rain - www.cassiecastellaw.com
Central Park October Surprise Proposal + Engagement Portraits - www.cassiecastellaw.com
Central Park October Surprise Proposal + Lifestyle Engagement Portraits - www.cassiecastellaw.com
Romantic proposal in The Mall under American Elm trees in Fall, Central Park Lifestyle Engagement Portraits NYC - www.cassiecastellaw.com
Lifestyle Engagement Portraits in Central Park, Congratulations from passersby - www.cassiecastellaw.com
Candid, emotional engagement photos Literary Walk Central Park NYC - www.cassiecastellaw.com
Emotional embrace after proposal in The Mall Central Park New York - www.cassiecastellaw.com
October surprise proposal at The Mall Central Park NYC - www.cassiecastellaw.com
Newly Engaged, romantic destination proposal in Central Park under American Elm trees of The Mall - www.cassiecastellaw.com
October surprise proposal at The Mall Central Park NYC - www.cassiecastellaw.com
Kiss under American Elms at the Literary Walk, Lifestyle Engagement Session in the fall Central Park NYC - www.cassiecastellaw.com
Happily surprised, Proposal + Lifestyle Engagement Session in the fall Central Park NYC - www.cassiecastellaw.com
Laughing, happy couple walking down The Mall, Lifestyle Engagement Session in the fall Central Park NYC - www.cassiecastellaw.com
Walking under American Elms at The Mall, Lifestyle Engagement Session in the fall Central Park NYC - www.cassiecastellaw.com
Lifestyle Engagement Session in the fall Bethesda Terrace Central Park NYC - www.cassiecastellaw.com
Lifestyle Engagement Session in the fall under American Elm trees, Bethesda Terrace Central Park NYC - www.cassiecastellaw.com
Lifestyle Engagement Photos in October, Bethesda Terrace Central Park NYC - www.cassiecastellaw.com
Candid Engagement Portraits in October, Bethesda Terrace Central Park NYC - www.cassiecastellaw.com
Destination Lifestyle Engagement Photos, Bethesda Terrace Central Park NYC - www.cassiecastellaw.com
Lifestyle Engagement Portraits, Romantic Proposal at The Mall Central Park NYC - www.cassiecastellaw.com
Lifestyle Engagement Session, Kiss at Loeb Boathouse Central Park NYC - www.cassiecastellaw.com
Lifestyle Engagement Photos, The Lake, Bethesda Terrace Central Park NYC - www.cassiecastellaw.com
Lifestyle Engagement Portraits in the fall, Loeb Boathouse Central Park NYC - www.cassiecastellaw.com
Lifestyle Engagement Session, Bow Bridge over the Lake in October, Central Park NYC - www.cassiecastellaw.com
Lifestyle Engagement Session, The Lake in October with fall colors, Central Park NYC - www.cassiecastellaw.com

It is such an honor to capture these beautiful, love-filled, happy moments that I know will be cherished and passed down to generations to come.

If you're planning a proposal and would like photos when you pop the question, or maybe you're just visiting NYC on vacation and would like pictures taken while you're here - get in touch!