I have photographed a few proposals in Boston, and have come to really enjoy them. Garrett had been in touch and told me about his plans to propose to his girlfriend Megan in mid-November last year, and I jumped at the chance to get them these photos, no matter how cold it was going to be out in December!
Garrett had an excellent excuse for his proposal, as he was taking Megan out for her birthday and had said he had arranged a hotel and dinner in Boston for her. The plan was coming together nicely! Megan, not suspecting anything, was happy to head into town to celebrate her birthday with Garrett and hoped to catch a show as well as a few other things he had planned. Although she was in on these ideas, she definitely wasn’t filled in on the whole picture.
I arrived ahead of them both to make sure that I would see them coming and could get snapping from a not too obvious location, in order to photograph the whole proposal without Megan knowing. A quick text from Garrett gave the signal that the operation was a “go” and that they were heading directly towards me, where I was based in front of the Boston Public Library. I managed to get some shots of them off as they walked down the street towards me and then passed straight by me. So far so good!
Garrett and Megan stopped outside the Boston Public library and Garrett gave me a second to loop around to make sure I could be in the right place when he popped the question. It didn’t take me too long to get where I needed to be and Garrett did the rest! Safe to say Megan was surprised, and of course, she said yes as well!
I like to give couples time after the asking of the “big question” before jumping on in to congratulate them. After a few minutes, I did just that and I think by that point Megan might have sussed out my part in the plot as well.
We headed into the Boston Public Library to get some great Boston engagement photos as well, making the most of the snowy and somewhat icy, but very beautiful courtyard that they have in the center of the older library buildings. It gave me the chance to get some images for Garrett and Megan on their special day, before leaving them to share the news with friends and family and have a great weekend together in the wonderful city of Boston.
All the very best to the both of you and your future together, and thank you Garrett for trusting me to capture this awesome moment between you two.
If you are thinking about a proposal in or around Boston and want photos to remember that very special moment and to relive the emotions afterwards, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch. There’s nothing I like better than an undercover mission!
Cheers, Roberto | Boston wedding photographer