Proposal ideas &planning a proposal in NYC

PROPOSAL PACKAGES

A wedding is the beautiful result of so many helping hands from friends and family. But a proposal is the special time that you get with each other, to really experience your love and affection as a couple — and without the world outside!

Marriage

Proposal Photography

  • Planning and timing assistance
  • Specialist secret proposal photographer
  • Recommendations about the best proposal locations in NYC
  • Digital access to your photographs
  • 200 premium quality digital photos of your amazing day
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Prices start from $396

Marriage

Proposal Videography

  • A proposal script for your big day
  • Planning and timing assistance
  • Specialist secret proposal videographer
  • Professional standard crew and equipment
  • 4k recording resolution
  • Post-production and editing
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Prices start from $500

Marriage

Proposal Planning

  • Bespoke NYC proposal ideas just for you
  • Planning and timing assistance
  • Customized plans for your big day
  • Decorations from our studio
  • Musicians
  • Rooftop/Venue rental
  • Full support by phone or email
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Custom Prices

Couples/Engagement

Photography
 

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Wedding

Photography +
Videography

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Proposal Stories

Miguel from Mexico City. Proposed in NYC on Times Square

Robert from London Proposed in NYC in 4 Freedoms Park

Kyle from South Carolina Proposed in Central Park on  Bow Bridge

Working with Vlad was super easy, he was great giving me tips for the proposal since he is very knowledgeable of the city. We had a few calls, arranged everything via email and whatsapp. He accommodated my schedule needs, waited for us when the plan got delayed, and was very understanding of my payment option needs. 

I was very nervous trying to arrange a surprise/secret engagement photo shoot and coordinate this in an unfamiliar country and city. Vlad put me at ease. He helped me to organise the time, location and listened to me about what type of photos I wanted. On the day he was very discreet, and after the big moment he took some prefect shots which we have had printed out at home. I would recommend this service to everyone looking to get engaged. My fiancée loved it.

Vlad is very professional and easy to work with. From the beginning to the end, everything was easy and top quality. He was quick to respond to emails, easy to coordinate with, was at the location on time and took pictures that both my fiancee and I loved! He knew the city and all the best locations to capture our moment and got the pictures to us within just a couple days. Highly recommend Vlad for proposal in NYC.

Who am I?

Vlad Leto

I am an NYC-based marriage proposal photographer and videographer. I came to New York from Russia to study for a Master’s in Photography from the School of Visual Arts (SVA), NYC. I specialize in capturing marriage proposals; those beautiful, surprise moments when you tell your partner you’ll love them for the rest of their life.

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Press about Me

Like a Spy, He Photographs Marriage Proposals in New York City

This guy has been secretly photographing marriage proposals in New York

Vlad Leto hides in crowds all over the city and snaps that special moment when a marriage proposal is about to be made.

Photographer goes undercover to zapture intimate paparazzi-style pictures of 200 proposals in New York City

Secretly shoot your marriage proposal in the Big Apple

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Can you capture a video of my proposal in New York?

Yes, definitely! In fact, I think it’s necessary to have the proposal not only photographed but also filmed. Video gives a wonderfully rounded perspective to your proposal that perfectly complements the photography.

What is your photographic style?

I get asked this question a lot — it seems there’s an article on 'What to ask your proposal/wedding photographer' out there and this question is number one on the list! My photographic style is naturally candid, seeing as I specialize in ‘secret’ photography. However, I don’t like to pigeonhole myself into silly categories — I can be flexible to your needs and I very much take the mood and lighting of the day (and of course the couples themselves!) as my artistic cue. Put it this way: If you are reading this FAQ, then you must like what's in my photographs enough!

Where can I find out more about the packages do you offer?

Just send me an email with your enquiry.I have packages that will suit every budget, from an intimate Central Park proposal when morning has just broken to an extravagant engagement party on a rooftop bar!

I'm really nervous about getting my photo taken. Can you help me with that?

I’m willing to bet that 95% of people reading this FAQ will have homed in on this question. This may come as a surprise, but most people dislike the idea of having their photos taken. It’s really nothing that you should be worrying about — I’ve had plenty of training in helping people overcome their nerves and relax in front of the camera. And if you’ve chosen me to take photos of your proposal, you won’t have to worry about me at all — I’ll have hidden myself away somewhere so that both you and your partner can focus on the moment that matters.

What is the best place to propose in NYC?

Central Park, Times Square and Brooklyn Bridge Park are the most famous places for proposing in NYC. These are the 3 areas where many start their quest to find a romantic spot. Central Park alone has so many aspects, from the scenic Bow Bridge (a favorite with film buffs) to hidden waterfalls that no tourist will chance upon. But New York has hundreds of great proposal spots; contact me and I will help you find one that suits your ideas.

I don’t know New York at all — will you help me pick a spot to propose?

Of course. I have had a lot of training in helping clients pick out the best spot for them and that says something about their personalities and their experiences as a couple. Just send me a message with a little background about you and your partner, and the kinds of things you both love to do. I’ll get back to you with places to propose in New York.

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