Alison + Geoff // Central Park Proposal, NYC

Proposals

Central Park proposal captured by NYC proposal photographer Karina Mekel

The Central Park reservoir was a perfect location for this surprise marriage proposal! Alison and Geoff are the sweetest! They’re both New Yorkers who moved to Michigan and coincidently met there! They had a spark right away and it hasn’t faded one bit! 

Geoff had this spot specifically chosen for the proposal, as it is Alison’s favorite spot in New York. She used to live a few blocks from Central Park and come here to take in the view of the reservoir and the skyline. Geoff even showed me images of them in this spot from their last trip to New York! 

How he asked!

They arrived in the park hand in hand and looked out into the horizon, holding each other and taking in the view. Geoff took out his phone and played ‘shallow’ as he began saying sweet words to Alison. He got down on one knee and asked her to marry him! Yes, there were tears. It was beautiful. And she said yes! 

It was perfect end-of-the-summer weather for walking in the park. 

Throughout chatting with Geoff, it was clear that he is a romantic, loves Alison deeply and wanted to make this moment as special as possible. 

We walked around the reservoir and their love shined. She spoke about her surprise and how much she loves her new ring. Somehow, it’s just what she pictured. 

I’m so happy to have been a part of their proposal story. It truly was a beautiful moment, carefully planned and properly taken in. Even after we said our goodbyes, Geoff and Alison stood by the El Dorado and lovingly held each other. You can tell they’re going to have an amazing life together. Oh and there’s talk of a puppy entering their lives later this year!

I can’t wait to follow along with their love story! What a great way to remember Labor Day Weekend in NYC! 

Central Park proposal captured by NYC proposal photographer Karina Mekel
Central Park reservoir proposal captured by NYC proposal photographer Karina Mekel
Central Park Reservoir proposal captured by NYC proposal photographer Karina Mekel
Central Park proposal captured by NYC proposal photographer Karina Mekel
Central Park proposal captured by NYC proposal photographer Karina Mekel
Central Park proposal captured by NYC proposal photographer Karina Mekel
Central Park proposal captured by NYC proposal photographer Karina Mekel
Central Park engagement session captured by NYC proposal photographer Karina Mekel
Central Park proposal captured by NYC proposal photographer Karina Mekel
Central Park proposal captured by NYC proposal photographer Karina Mekel
Central Park proposal captured by NYC proposal photographer Karina Mekel
Central Park proposal captured by NYC proposal photographer Karina Mekel
El Dorado proposal captured by NYC proposal photographer Karina Mekel
Central Park West proposal captured by NYC proposal photographer Karina Mekel

There are so many wonderful places to propose in Central Park. What makes your proposal spot even more beautiful is its significance to your love story! I would absolutely love to help you plan the perfect proposal and capture every moment of this special time! Contact me anytime to get started on your forever!

Looking for more Central Park proposal inspiration? Check out my favorite NYC proposal locations here.

Karina Mekel is a romantically whimsical NYC wedding photographer capturing special moments throughout the East Coast. Follow along with these timeless love stories on Instagram @karinamekel or get in touch with Karina here.

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