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New York art gallery proposal story

May 13, 2016
New York art gallery proposal

It goes without saying that seeing a proposal story in the 100LC inbox usually sets us up for a pretty good day. Even better when the photographer is also a close friend of the couple, like Alexandra Elise is with Shueston + Joe. Alexandra had convinced them to do a couple sesh with her at the The Corning Museum of Glass (such a good pick—just wait), so she and Joe were able to plan the whole thing out unnoticed…

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Alexandra tells it, We got to the museum and went straight to the contemporary art wing which is a gorgeous expansion of the museum with sky high white walls and an abundance of natural light, not to mention gorgeous glass artwork surrounding us. I immediately knew where I wanted the proposal to take place—along a long white curved wall, underneath a gorgeous black, glass chandelier.

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After a few portraits, Alexandra directed Shueston to look the other way…

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I told Shueston that I wanted her to walk straight away from us to capture the beautiful back of her dress for an artsy shot. Joe greeted her with a personal handwritten letter, describing his love for Shueston. When Shueston finished reading the sentimental letter, Joe was behind her, down on one knee, waiting to ask her to marry him. This is about when I started balling from behind the camera—trying to hold it together when you care THIS much about the couple is hard—like hardcore camera shake—thank god for high shutter speeds!

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Didn’t we say this was an incredible pick for a proposal and engagement shoot? See more below…

Parting words from the bride-to-be… I couldn’t imaging a more perfect engagement, Joe swept me off my feet while my best friend was able to capture moments I had dreamed of my whole life. I will cherish the memories and photographs for as long as I live and am grateful to have images to share with those who mean the most to us.

So happy for you, Shueston + Joe!

Photographer: Alexandra Elise Photography / Location: The Corning Museum of Glass / Dress: ASOS / Earrings: Emma & Grace