“She Said YES!” Grand Central Terminal Marriage Proposal – Josh Wong Photography

“She Said YES!” Grand Central Terminal Marriage Proposal – Josh Wong Photography
Christine & Joe

I’ve said this many times and I’ll say it again. There are several defining moments in one’s life and when your boyfriend drops down on one knee to propose… well… that is one of them. I am so privileged to witness and document so many of these. I guess I’m somewhat of an expert and photographing proposals is no easy task. It happens extremely fast so you need to be in the right place at the right time to be able to capture the right moments.

As for Joe and Christine’s proposal, Joe contacted me several months ago asking me to photograph his planned proposal to Christine at Grand Central Station. They both love Beaux-Arts architecture and have a genuine appreciation for things that represent “Old New York”. Grand Central Terminal perfectly captures all these elements.  The added “hustle and bustle” feel of everyone going about their way, minding their own business and trying to get to their destinations was the perfect backdrop.

Unbeknownst to Joe and myself, as I’ve never seen it happen at such a busy place,  when Joe dropped to one knee and proposed to Christine, the crowd started slowing down and eventually came to a stand still. Even the customers at the Apple Store from the 2nd floor balcony as well as their employees were leaning over the ledge trying to catch a glimpse to see what was happening. As Joe finished his proposal the audience broke out in cheer, applauded and congratulated them both and then went on their merry ways again.  What a moment to cherish and thanks for having me there! Congrats to Christine & Joe and I hope to see you both soon when the wedding plans are in order. Here are a few of my favorites.

© Josh Wong Photography

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  2. […] Christine and Joe’s intimate wedding took place at the Museum of the City of New York and finished at Sidecar NYC. Their friends and family came in from all parts of the country to party and witness the marriage of this amazing couple. I had the pleasure of being Christine and Joe’s photographer since Joe contacted me to photograph and document his proposal to Christine about a year ago at Grand Central Terminal. If you’ve missed it, you can see that here. […]

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