Joe had an entire weekend planned with his soon to be fiancee, Charity, in the New Hope / Lambertville area. He figured a proposal was the perfect start to their weekend. Prior to the proposal, they were going to be at Lambertville Station Restaurant for drinks before checking in at their bed & breakfast. Joe asked for the check, immediately upon ordering their drinks. Charity thought was a little strange at the time, but he was just trying to be on time for his own proposal.
I planned to wait at the base of the bridge so they would walk past me to get to the official proposal location. I instructed Joe to stand profile to me so we could get that epic shot of him down on one knee. Despite his nervous jitters, he executed the plan beautifully. It sounds simple, but when you have a lot running through your head, it’s easy for your mind to go blank.
Here are some favorites from their New Hope / Lambertville Bridge proposal!
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We got really lucky with the weather; March can be a really fickle month, so we were sweating it out prior to the date. Thankfully it was clear skies and it worked out really well.
It was a really sweet moment when Charity kneeled down to Joe’s level. In all the proposals I’ve been a part of, I’ve never seen that happen before and it was really cool to experience! It was such a real and genuine moment.
One thing you always have to be aware of with public proposals is, well… the public. There’s always a chance of people being out and about enjoying the day at the same place, same time as the big moment. Despite it being a sunny day, it was still pretty chilly, so we practically had the place to ourselves.
Originally, Joe wanted the proposal to be right on this Lambertville / New Hope line on the bridge. It was significant to them because they were living in New Jersey now, but would be moving to Pennsylvania soon. A perfect reason to be on the state line! In the excitement of the moment, Joe couldn’t wait any longer.