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A Secret Proposal Is Not A Good Idea

Here are a few simple steps that you can take to ensure that everything goes as smoothly as you imagined.


Step 1. Book

Book a photographer to capture the "shoot" aka your proposal. These photos will be in your home, at your engagement party, at your wedding, at your grandmother’s house, and on your social media accounts, so you want them to be professional and timeless.


Step 2. Prepare

The hat you will wear, how you will present the ring, and what you will say. There are many different scenarios and no right way to propose to your love, but let’s discuss the most common way in which girls want to look their best when they are being proposed to. For this reason, we recommend that you book a love story photoshoot and gift it to your girlfriend.


This way, she will pick out an outfit, get her makeup and hair done (nails as well), and be ready for the photoshoot. She will already want to look awesome for the photoshoot. Little does she know that you will be proposing to her there. She might realize that something is up, but regardless, you two will have this special moment captured, and these memories will last you a lifetime. Regardless, you have demonstrated how much this moment means to you by hiring professionals to capture it.


According to a 2018 study that was done in the UK and Australia, 2700, women answered questions about the proposal they had.


Did you enjoy b being proposed in this way?

-82% of women said "Yes."


Would you like to change something about how it was done?
-78% of women said, "Yes."


What does an ideal proposal look like to you?

-91% of women said that if this moment was captured on photos or videos, I want to look my best. My outfit, hair, makeup, and nails need to be done, and my partner can take care of the rest.


In conclusion, keep in mind your fiancee's interests and make sure that they are going to feel and look good for this special moment.

If you don't know how to put this together and need help, let us know! We can have a person who can help & be on-site to make sure everything goes smoothly

Step 3. Plan

Plan the proposal (photoshoot). Either you already live in NYC and book a love story photoshoot, or you can come to the city and do the same thing. This photoshoot in our wonderful city will be the cover for the secret proposal.


Come up with a specific location, date, and time.
Make sure to communicate with the photographer ahead of time and make sure that they know what you look like
Be prepared to notify the photographer in case you are delayed
Come up with a “ready to go” sign that will signal to your photographer that it's gone time.


Step 4. Enjoy!

Emotions will be high, so don’t cut the photoshoot short. Continue to take photos (to capture this day. Consider booking a videography for your proposal. A video will capture the atmosphere and your emotions in a totally different way!

Our Top 3 Favorite NYC Proposal Locations


Central Park Proposal

Central Park is a movie classic! The greenery, blooming trees in the spring, little gazeboes, and boats on the lake make Central Park one of the most popular locations where proposals take place. Even something simple like a picnic with snacks and flowers from the store will make this proposal an intimate and sweet affair. Recommend: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter.


Jane's Carousel DUMBO Brooklyn Proposal

Jane's Carousel over in Brooklyn is fun and whimsical. You can propose while eating ice cream and overlooking Manhattan's skyline and the Brooklyn Bridge. Afterward, you can explore more of Brooklyn or bike/walk on the Brooklyn Bridge back to the city and celebrate with dinner in Soho. Recommend: Spring, Summer.


The Rink at Rockefeller Center Proposal

The Rink at Rockefeller Center is perfect in the wintertime with the city's biggest Christmas tree and the holiday atmosphere around! You can enjoy ice skating together and once you propose expect a large audience and people to be happy for you two. Recommend: Winter.


Whether you're planning an intimate picnic or a fun ice-skating proposal in NYC, these locations promise a magical setting. Start planning your dream proposal in NYC today!