A Proposal for Posterity


On April 11, 2013, a very special marriage proposal took place on the High Line in New York City.

The wise and thoughtful beau planned ahead and had a photographer capture the moment in secret.  She hid while the gentleman led his lady to a special location and got down on one knee to ask the big question.

She said yes!  And lucky for them, they have a set of beautiful photographs from the proposal to treasure for years.

The first photo I saw from the proposal was via Instagram:

They’re gorgeous, aren’t they?  A dear friend of the bride agreed, and contacted me about commemorating the event in a painting. 

The photographer, Caroline Frost, was very generous to send me the original photograph, unfiltered and uncropped.  It was a fantastic source photo.

Here are some more in-progress and detail shots of the painting:

I find it difficult to paint people’s likenesses so tiny like this, but I think this captures their spirit and excitement during that moment! 

I'm so pleased I was able to join in making this special gift for the couple!