Valentine’s Day has always been my favorite holiday! Whether celebrating with a partner or with family it’s such a nice way to celebrate your loved ones…oh and the colors pink and red!
Valentine’s Day is obviously one of the most popular days for proposing and getting engaged. No matter how commercialized the day has become it remains a day for celebrating love and romance. Expect to see a lot of Facebook posts going up this Valentines Day with rings, and champagne! Last year, even Lady Gaga got engaged on Vday!
As a proposal photographer and planner, I’ve photographed and planned nearly 1000 surprise proposals and engagements all over New York City. Here are my Top 5 favorite location spots for proposing on or around Valentine’s Day!
#5 The Love Statue: This spot encapsulates Valentines Day in one word. L,O,V,E. Propose to your loved one in front of the iconic Robert Indiana Sculpture in Midtown Manhattan. Say it like the New York Dolls but spell it right “When I say I’m in love you best believe I’m in love, L U V”
#4 “Be My Highline Valentine” Proposal: This Highline proposal fell on the day after Valentine’s Day which is a fantastic way to continue the celebration of love while throwing your loved one for a loop. She might be a little disappointed once Valentine’s Day is over, but when you propose the next day she’s certain to be surprised. Now you have two special days to celebrate for years to come! See the full story here!: https://www.ashfoxphotography.com/proposal-on-the-new-york-high-line/
#3 Library Proposal – For those interested in a warm indoor spot why not “take a page” (ba-dum- ching!) from one of my favorite proposals of all time. A library proposal works great anytime of year but it’s an especially cosy options for a chilly February day like Valentine’s Day. See the full post here: https://www.ashfoxphotography.com/the-most-romantic-library-surprise-proposal/
#2 Candle Lit Skyline Waterfront Proposal: Be warned, the waterfronts are very chilly this time of year, but frostbite is worth it to pull off this exceptionally romantic look for your Valentine!
Check out another stunning waterfront proposal here: https://www.ashfoxphotography.com/dumbo-waterfront-proposal/
# 1 Private Rooftop with iconic views- My top spot! If your budget allows, it’s worth going the extra mile to secure a private location for proposing to your Valentine. Private spaces are wonderful because you can personalize and customize your proposal to your liking while overlooking a stunning view of the city that only a select few will have for their proposals.
Check out another gorgeous Private Rooftop proposal with Empire State Building views here: https://www.ashfoxphotography.com/private-nyc-rooftop-proposal/
For more of my proposal tips during Valentines Day check out my interview with CBS Radio! Link Below
Happy Valentine’s Day! xoxo – Ash Fox