A Surprise Proposal on Central Park Lake

Three girls watching man propose to woman in boat at a surprise proposal on Central Park Lake

It feels like we have been stuck in quarantine for years. I don’t know about you all, but I am starting to suffer from just a bit of cabin fever. This has not been a week of bountiful productivity (though if you hop over to my Facebook page, you can check out all the crafting projects I have finished), so let’s just spend some time looking at pretty pictures of pretty people proposing. In today’s blog post I have photos from Goran’s surprise proposal on Central Park Lake to his lovely girlfriend, Sandra.   Enjoy!

Woman gasping in surprise at a surprise proposal on Central Park Lake

It felt like I was photographing proposals on Central Park Lake non-stop in 2019. To wit, I was there three times this past year. I have covered the subject of how to propose on Central Park Lake extensively in past posts. If you are looking for tips and tricks, check out my articles:

The bottom line for how to propose on Central Park Lake: my favorite spot to capture the proposal moment is the Wood Chip Vantage Point. Strategize with your photographer beforehand about what you will be wearing and the path you will take around the lake. Finally, have a plan for where you want to go after proposing on Central Park Lake. That’s it! Simple and romantic; you can’t go wrong with a Central Park Lake proposal.

 

Meet Goran and Sandra

Couple hugging on the Mall in Central Park

The photos accompanying this article are of Goran and Sandra. I would be remiss if I didn’t give you a background on this lovely couple. Goran and Sandra met on a blind date set up through mutual friends. They bonded over a shared love of kebab. While these two reside in Sweden, Goran decided to surprise Sandra with a trip to the New York. This was Sandra’s first trip to the United States, and after a whirlwind visit to New York City, the two ventured off to Miami.

 

Goran’s Surprise Proposal on Central Park Lake

Overhead shot of man and woman in boat at a surprise proposal on Central Park Lake

For Goran’s proposal to Sandra, Goran followed all of my tips and we thoroughly planned his proposal from start to finish.  On the day of the proposal, Goran sent me a WhatsApp with photos of him and Sandra, so I knew exactly who to look out for by the Boathouse entrance.  Goran is a strong man, and decided to row the entire length of the lake to the Ladies Pavilion and back.  I definitely got my exercise running around the lake on this trip!  Afterwards we took photos by the Trefoil Arch, Bethesda Fountain, over to the Mall, and finally the Pond.

 

I hope everyone is staying safe (and sane) while in quarantine. For myself, I have decided that since I won’t be taking a vacation this year, I might as well take a ‘staycation’ inside the house. And for me, that means more crafting. Maybe next week’s post will be a ‘how to’ article on paper flowers?


Interested in scheduling a proposal on Central Park Lake?  Drop me a line and let’s talk about your photography needs.

If you would like to see more images from my engagement portfolio, then please visit my website – KellyWilliamsPhotographer.com

Man helping woman into boat at Central Park Boathouse Boats on Central Park Lake

Man proposing to woman at Wood Chip Vantage Point in Central Park
Another (much more elaborate) engagement taking place at the same time at the Wood Chip Vantage Point. See Goran in the background rowing closer.

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