Creative Ideas for a Marriage Proposal

Often I get hired to Document and capture New York Secret Proposals and Surprise Engagement in New York one of favorites gigs that I offer as a Photographer. I love to to take amazing pics from a hidden distance a marriage proposal and be part of such an intimate moment.  Hopefully will only happen once in your lifetime, so you'll want it to be memorable and perfect when you ask the magic question. After you've gotten up the nerve to ask, you'll want a creative and romantic way to pop the question. To help you out, here are a few unique marriage proposal ideas that are sure to make a big impression.

New York Marriage Proposal
  1. - Purchase an ad in your local newspaper. She could read your proposal over her morning coffee. Maybe she'll also purchase an ad with her answer.

  2. - Write "Will You Be Mine?" on her car's windshield using window markers. They wash off easily.

  3. - Restaurants are often a very popular place to propose. Call beforehand, and get their advice on the best way to propose in their restaurant – perhaps the proposal is written out on a plate, or perhaps the waiter delivers the ring along with your entrees.

  4. - Place sweet notes in different spots around the house. In each spot, write something that you love about your sweetheart, and where to find the next note. In the last note say "For all these reasons and more, I want to spend the rest of my life with you. Will you marry me?"

  5. - Play a trivia game together. When it is your sweetheart's turn, casually say "Your question is: Will you marry me?" rather than the question written on the card.

  6. - Make a video proposal. Be clever. Make a slideshow of your favorite photos as a couple.

  7. -This proposal idea is for all tech heads who know a thing or two about computers. Upload a video of yourself on YouTube proposing for all to see and then send the link to your partner. Be sure to set up your webcam to your laptop or computer so you can catch your partner's reaction as they watch it. And then once the video is done, surprise them with the ring. If you're a hardcore blogger and your Photoshop skills are up to par, create your very own meme or gif as a proposal.

  8. - Since 2003, flash mobs have gone viral, ranging from dance and signing flash mobs to pillow fighting ones. It is a fun and extravagant way to propose (sometimes it involves hundreds of people). One of the most unforgettable ones would have to be Times Square Flashmob proposal which has over 8 million views on YouTube. One of the newest proposal crazes on YouTube would have to be the lipdub proposal, in which friends and family members sing over a track to the soon- to-be fiance before the big question is asked.

  9. - Take your bunny to the exact place where you had your first date or where you met, Reminisce a little, and then say something like "We've had an amazing journey together so far, and now I think we're ready to take the next step in that journey. I'm hoping you'll do me the honor of marrying me."

  10. Place candles on a heart shape in Central Park on the evening and asker to marry you when you get to the spot.

Some other places could be on top of the world literally, at The Empire Estate top floor, Times Square or Central Park, etc.. No matter where are you proposing, planing is the key, remember to be Romantic, creative, make a reservation for Dinner after and The Most important one: Make sure you document with pictures her face when she says YES! To hire a Marriage Proposal Photographer click here. 

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Hello & Hola! I am an experienced wedding photographer & storyteller based out of New York City and Mexico City with a passion for storytelling through the lens. Whether it’s a smile or a kiss, a portrait or a place, I ensure dedicated attention to each and every shot – resulting in beautiful, high quality photography capturing your moment. 

Growing up in the vibrant surroundings of Mexico City, I developed an eye for beauty from a young age - be it in the obvious or the unexpected. After moving to New York City in 2002, I turned this eye into my passion: photography. I studied at The New York Institute of Photography and currently belong to the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP), The National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) and the Professional Photographers of America (PPA).  I've been honored to have showcased my work at numerous exhibitions including at the Soho Gallery for Digital Art, Museo del Barrio in Harlem and Art in Times Square, and was thrilled to be selected as a photo contributor in National Geographic’s “Life in a Day” film (2011) produced by Ridley Scott.  

I am bi-lingual in Spanish & English; available for weddings in the New York City area, Mexico and further destinations. When not busy taking pictures, I can be found writing my first book "Aprende Fotografia y su Negocio," working on language #3 (German), and scouring the food scene for the perfect taco al pastor (not so easy). I currently reside on Manhattan’s Upper West Side with my wife and partner in crime, Lauren.

 From weddings, engagements and proposals to family and individual portraits, locations to events, let my team & I turn your moment into something spectacular!