NYC Surprise Proposal | Engagement | City Hall Park - Alex + Lea


This past weekend I had the pleasure of speaking with Alex who had planned on a NYC Surprise proposal for his beloved Lea! This NYC Surprise proposal took place in City Hall Park, close to where the couple lived. Alex really thought of everything from scouting the area where he planned to propose, and to contacting a friend, John, who kindly sat on the bench Alex planned on taking Lea. So there was John, the bench holder....and of course being a busy Saturday next to the Brooklyn Bridge there were a ton of people milling about and looking at the current art work displayed in the park. Good thing Matt was with me so he strolled to the other side of John and the two chatted away to ensure no one sat on the bench!!! Finally, here comes Alex and Lea...Now it was a very good thing there was an art work display (a mashed up bicycle) just near the bench. This helped me masked the fact that I was taking photos of them strolling towards us, so to the passing eye it just looks like another person taking photos of the art work! I really was concentrating on getting all the angles of that bike (see below)...Of course I really was eyeing the love birds and getting ready for the big moment. Alex in the meantime told Lea they were meeting his Uncle and of course have dinner after.

Everything went smoothly, and with Lea close to tears she said "YES"!!! and we now have a happily engaged couple! So glad to have been a part of it all. Here are just a few photos from their big day! I LOVE capturing proposals!!! I love it even more when the new bride-to-be can't stop smiling the whole time!

Congratulations once again!!! Enjoy the photos below and more to come soon!


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About the Photographer: Angelica Criscuolo is an international wedding photographer that also shoots boudoir, portraits and events and provides photo booth services and rental. She has been published in many publications including The New York Times, The New York Daily News – Down The Aisle, Staten Island Live news, Engagement 101 Magazine, Merci New York, Lela New York Weddings, Pretty Pear Bride, The Urban Style NY, Un-Jersey Bride, Engaged Wedding Blog UK, The Knot, Wedding Wire,, The Frosted Petticoat and more! She has recently been awarded The Knot’s Best of Weddings 2013 and The Knot’s Best of Weddings 2014 and have also won the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award 2014. Angelica specializes in capturing various vital memories and her goal is to provide the best images for all couples and clients using her background in broadcast journalism and editorial technique. She utilizes natural lighting as well as off-camera lighting to ensure her clients receive beautiful photos from a Style Me Pretty type of natural look to an editorial/dramatic magazine worthy look. Angelica is also a proud member of Professional Photographer of America (PPA) and Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI). On top of capturing weddings, she also provides photo booth option for her clients called the InstaMemory Booth, which is always a hit at any event! She is married to her husband Matthew and they live in Sunnyside Queens, NYC. Angelica would love to hear from you so send an inquiry to book your wedding and engagement sessions at

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