Congrats, Matt and Abigail!
This was my first time visiting New York City’s newest neighborhood, Hudson Yards and seeing the Vessel. So, it was certainly my first time photographing a proposal at the Vessel. Matt and I scoped out the area a few weeks prior, just as the area was opened to the public, which was super cool! We discussed where he’d enter, how he was going to propose, and why they were going all the way to the West Side.
I arrived an hour early and checked out the area. I texted Matt a few photos of the current scene and to assure him I was in position.
Matt and Abigail arrived, and Matt asked a passerby for a photo, but no one agreed to take a photo (CRAZY!?!?). Matt slowly started to tell Abigail about their first date, why he cared about her, and what she meant to him. Then, he got down on one knee. A crowed gathered and cheered!
We spent some time photographing at the Vessel and then walked right on to the High Line, which is right next to the Vessel.