When you’re in love, deciding to propose—or even elope—is easy. Choosing where to do it, on the other hand, can be hard. After all, both are moments you will remember for the rest of your life, and you’ll undoubtedly want a wedding and engagement photographer to capture them. If you’re planning on proposing or eloping in New York City, below are a few places to consider as the backdrop.
Some of the Best Places in NYC to Propose or Elope
1. Brooklyn Bridge
The iconic Brooklyn Bridge overlooks the stunning city skyline, providing a breathtaking backdrop for your special moment. Surrounding the bridge in DUMBO, Brooklyn, the rustic cobblestone streets, the Brooklyn Heights promenade overlooking the Manhattan skyline and a historic carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park provide a great setting for engagement or wedding photos. If you’re not sure precisely where to pop the question or recite your vows, a your engagement photographer can offer some great suggestions.
2. Central Park Conservatory Garden
Those who are planning on proposing or eloping in the spring should consider doing so at the Conservatory Garden in Central Park. When the tulips are in full bloom, they will provide a colorful scene for your special event. Since the six-acre garden is considered a quiet zone, this site provides the perfect hideaway from the bustling city.
3. Brooklyn Botanic Garden
The BBG is also a great choice for a proposal, all year round! In the spring, the magnolia trees and cherry blossoms are magnificent. And in the fall the Japanese maples are amazingly colorful. There is no shortage of gorgeous scenery at the BBG. If you are looking for a peaceful oasis away from the bustle of the city streets, then plan your engagement photographs at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
4. Prospect Park Boathouse
The Boathouse in Prospect Park is also a unique place to propose or elope. It overlooks a beautiful the northeastern part of Prospect Park’s lake and is surrounded by lush gardens. There is a bridge overlooking the pond and boathouse giving you a lot of choice for location. Your wedding photographer can help you plan the your proposal shoot in Prospect Park at sunset, or even sunrise, when it is very quiet, to ensure beautiful photos that you’ll cherish for years to come.
Regardless of where you ultimately choose to propose or elope, Karen Wise Photography can travel to your engagement destination. Based in Brooklyn, this engagement photographer has more than 15 years of experience shooting life’s most memorable moments in Manhattan and New York City. Specializing in wedding photography and family portraits, Karen goes above and beyond for her clients. She has traveled abroad to over 10 countries to cover destination weddings. Visit her website to see some of her work as an engagement photographer, or call (917) 539-9908 to discuss your vision for the big day.