Are you planning on proposing during the holiday season? In this video, I talk about the top three places you can pop the question!
The Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center Skating Rink – On the rink, you’ll get a open, unobstructed view of the tree with you and your partner in front of it.
The Palace Hotel – This hotel decorates a gorgeous Christmas tree every year during the holidays – it’s also been featured on shows like Gossip Girl.
A private rooftop – When it’s chilly out, you’ll have a private, intimate space for you decorated the way you want! You’ll also have an indoor space to get warm in between shots.
Want to learn more about how to propose to your loved one? I talk about proposals, engagements, questions and more on my Youtube channel at www.youtube.com/ashfoxproposals! Make sure you like and subscribe for more :)
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I absolutely loved helping Brandon plan the big day for him and his girlfriend Coll! This was a special proposal right in the heart of Central Park in the fall.
In Coll’s words:⠀ “What a surprise the occasion was when the day started with a photo op for me, my boyfriend Brandon and our dog – and ended in a proposal.⠀
On top of it all, there was a guitar player playing our song and an amazing photographer (that’s me!) capturing the most special moment of our lives.”
As a photographer, I always feel so grateful that I’ve been chosen to capture some really important and special moments in my clients’ lives. Looking at these photos really make me smile!
Looking for more? We can add special elements to take things up a notch like private venues, live musicians to play your favorite songs, and custom decorations. I can help you with every aspect of your proposal needs, stress free.
To start planning your proposal – free! – get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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In honor of National Coffee Day I wanted to feature Stephen’s cafe proposal!?⠀ ⠀ Stephen wanted to propose in a space that was special yet understated for him and his future fiancée so that it would flow as a natural part of his weekend routine.⠀ ⠀ For most New Yorkers, your local coffee shop is essentially an extension of your home. We live in relatively small homes compared to the rest of the country, so your cafe often becomes your living room, office, reading space and meeting place. I know mine is!⠀ ⠀ While it’s extremely special to propose on vacation, there’s something also very intimate to propose to your significant other in a familiar place where you’ve made a lot of memories together. Stephen chose to propose in their favorite local cafe!
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In this video, I talk about why it’s important that you ensure your partner has a fresh manicure for your surprise – you want your ring to look beautiful on your loved one’s hand in your photos! But how do we make sure your partner’s hands are prepped?
I upload videos weekly on my Youtube channel and talk about proposal planning, locations, and more! Make sure you like and subscribe at www.youtube.com/ashfoxproposals for more!
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It’s tricky deciding how you’d like to dress for your engagement portraits. They’re the perfect opportunity to express who you are as a couple, so it’s important to have fun with it! Consider these ten tips to help you decide what to wear.
Stick to a theme and dress code
Choose a strict style and dress code for the day. Do you like bling, studs and spikes? Do you prefer classic polos and a preppier look? Are you a fashion couple that’s always on trend? Are you a sporty couple that does CrossFit together? Do you want a casual look or would you like to be super formal?
Come up with a color scheme
You don’t have to be matchy-matchy, but it’s nice to stay within the same color tones. Are you into earth tones like burgundy, olive green and taupe or neutrals like navy blue, khaki and white? Are you looking for a springy pastel look? While the season may be a good place to start when choosing your color scheme, stick to what you love as a couple.
Bring layering options so you are able to take pieces on and off. Sweaters, cardigans, hats, scarves, jewelry and a change of shoes are great to have on hand, so that you have many looks available to you without having to worry about changing outfits completely. The layers will also come in handy if it’s chilly or hot out!
Stand out with a solid
Solid dresses and monochrome matching sets, jumpers or pantsuits are a wonderful choice for ladies. Wearing a solid color makes you stand out wherever you are and makes you pop in the photo. Don’t be afraid to go bold with a bright yellow, pink or red dress. If you love patterns but want to look great on camera, opt for subtle prints that appear as one color from a distance. This also goes for stripes and polka dots—choose smaller versions of the prints. You can even mix prints as long as you stay in your color scheme.
Keep it classic (and classy)
The classics always work. You won’t be embarrassed twenty years from now if you dress classic. You don’t need to reinvent the wheel with trends. A nice button-down with a fitted blazer, dark jeans or tailored pants are always a hit for men. Feel free to accessorize with a pocket square, statement socks or a scarf.
Steer clear of brand logos or writing
Words speak to us. If someone’s wearing words on their clothing, it’s the first thing you notice in a photo instead of focusing on the beautiful couple.
Forget your wallet
Men, opt for a money clip instead of a bulky wallet that creates unflattering bulges. This goes for real life, too and not just engagement shoots :)
Beware of hair ties
Ladies (and men with man buns), take your hair ties off of your wrists. Nearly every engagement shoot I have, I must remind the woman to remove her hair tie. You don’t want anything taking attention away from your gorgeous ring!
Bring touch-up makeup
It’s always good to have a little extra lipgloss, powder and oil-blotting pads on a shoot, even for guys. They can just skip the lipgloss! ;)
Don’t worry if you don’t look perfect. Having confidence and feeling chemistry with your partner is what this shoot is about. If a few strands of hair are out of place but your passion for your partner is apparent, the photos will still look great. In the end, your love shining through the photos is what will make them fantastic—not just your cute outfit.
I’m Ash, an Engagement and Proposal Photographer and Planner based in New York City. I would love to capture your love and chemistry as a couple in gorgeous photographs! Whether you recently got engaged, celebrating your anniversary as a couple, or are just enjoying dating and would like some shots to commemorate your love, I’m happy to help you. Feel free to reach out to me by email and we can start discussing locations and ideas for your special shoot.
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Corey’s marriage proposal took place a year after he and his girlfriend Maggy visited the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. At the time they were living in NYC, but a year later they had moved to San Francisco. The date of Corey’s proposal was significant because Corey and Maggy had met three years earlier that day. “I always knew I wanted to propose in the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, but when we moved to San Francisco, it seemed like a long shot. When we were invited to a wedding in New Jersey around the time of my birthday, I knew I had my chance. I convinced her to visit the rose garden and later attend a ‘party’ to celebrate my birthday — little did she know, it was the proposal followed by our engagement party!”- Corey. Corey did an amazing job getting Maggie to the rose garden. It wasn’t hard to convince her because she loved the rose garden and was excited to visit again. Soon after entering the Rose Garden, Corey grabbed Maggie’s hand and dropped to his knee. She was completely shocked and elated! I was there photographing the whole thing pretending to be a tourist passing through who just happened to catch the moment ;)
The Brooklyn Botanical Garden here in NYC is a stunning park and is part of Prospect Park. Prospect Park is a beautiful park that is often overlooked when searching for unique proposal locations. Most people immediately think of Central Park, but Prospect Park is a great alternative if you’re looking to do something a little different. Also if your partner is an art fan, The Brooklyn Botanical Garden is adjacent to the Brooklyn Museum of Art!
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