I was excited about having the entire day Sunday to enjoy New York City before my evening flight. I knew there were so many things I would want to do, but, I couldn’t make any decisions and asked for ideas on facebook. Wouldn’t you know, one of my “fb friends” Marc was planning to be in the area and needed a photographer. I’ve known Marc and Colleen Wheeler for years and they are fabulous people. Marc messaged me that his daughter’s boyfriend planned on proposing to his only daughter, Kennedy, on top of Rockefeller Center Sunday morning! He wanted to know if I could photograph the proposal and I was completely on board! How perfect. Such amazing timing and it just so happens that I had already decided to go visit “30 Rock” and take in the views of NYC.
That morning, I did my best to stay behind the family during the walk through 30 Rock up to the rooftop. I had so much fun playing the “paparazzi tourist” and the proposal went perfectly. Michael acted like he was taking pictures of Kennedy and the Empire State Building and then dropped to his knee. Kennedy turned around and her reaction was priceless! Needless to say, she said YES!
After celebrating with the family and several random well-wishers, we decided to take in the city and I photographed the couple in an impromptu engagement session. It was SO MUCH FUN! What a great way to end my whirlwind trip to the Big Apple. I had a perma-grin the entire weekend.
Many thanks to Marc and Colleen Wheeler. They run the Bridal and Wedding Expo known as Wedding Festivals. If you are a bride or wedding professional – definitely consider Wedding Festivals. I’ve loved having my booth at the Asheville Show.
Enjoy the images!