Beautiful Spots for a Secret Proposal in New York

New York is one of the most popular destinations for a secret proposal. Couples travel to the city from all over the world – with one hoping to surprise the other by popping the question. Whether you’re a local or a tourist, you want a photographer to catch the magical moment.


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Top of the Rock

Secret proposals provide some of the best engagement photographs. These pictures capture the shock, the joy, and every emotion in between. As a New-York based photographer, I work with clients planning secret proposals across the city to get their perfect engagement photos.


Engagement photo session in New York

If you’re considering a secret proposal in New York, you want to find the best backdrop for your proposal. After all, your engagement is a story you’ll tell for years to come! Here are five beautiful spots for a secret proposal in New York:


Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park is one of the most photographed – and recognizable – locations in New York. It’s in the DUMBO area – ‘Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass’ – giving you a stunning view of the New York skyline.


Secret proposal in New York
Secret Proposal in New York


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Brooklyn Bridge engagement


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What I love about Brooklyn Bridge Park for secret proposals is that there are dozens of spots for you to steal an intimate moment together. Brooklyn Bridge Park is the perfect spot if you don’t want tourists in the backdrop of your engagement photos.

Washington Square Park

European Chic meets New York’s electric energy in Washington Square Park at the heart of Greenwich Village. If your partner is a fan of shows like Gossip Girl and The Gilded Age, this is the perfect spot for your secret proposal.


This 9.75-acre park has a large fountain and is a whirlwind of activity. Washington Arch is one spot that should be top of your list for a New York engagement photoshoot.

Top of the Rock

If you’re visiting New York on vacation and want to plan a secret proposal, try the Top of the Rock. Take your partner to the top of Rockefeller Center and gaze at the wonder of New York before getting down on one knee. You’ll get the beautiful Empire State Building in the backdrop.


top of the rock proposal
Top of the Rock



Central Park

You have dozens of options for a secret proposal at Central Park. Some of my favorites include Bow Bridge, Ladies Pavilion, and Cat Rock. There’s something for every couple in Central Park – especially if you want a nature-meets-urban jungle look.


Cat Rock is one of the most popular spots for secret proposals as it gives you a stunning backdrop of the city’s skyscrapers. If you want a lavish proposal, consider hiring a flash mob or booking a carriage ride through Central Park.

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

The holiday season is one of the most popular times for secret proposals. If you’re visiting New York for Christmas shopping, you may be considering giving your partner an early gift. Proposing in front of the Rockefeller Center gives you a whimsical backdrop that incorporates one of New York’s most iconic locations in full festive cheer.


Are you planning a secret proposal in New York? I would love to capture the magic of your special moment. Get in touch to book your engagement photographer for a secret proposal in New York City.