Boston Proposal | Boston Fan Pier

Surprise proposal Boston Fan Pier
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How they found me

For his Boston surprise proposal, Patrick found me through his sister. I had photographed her adorable family a few years prior. His sister’s family had moved away a couple of years ago but kept looking back upon our images. I am always so flattered by the fact that my images are such keepsake mementos in people’s lives. People tend to find me through referrals and positive word of mouth. It’s always so rare when a photographer’s body of work matches their portfolio. I’m so proud that people keep coming back for more because I deliver.

So when it was time to propose to his girlfriend, Patrick knew who to reach out to. We chatted over the phone prior to the surprise proposal to set a date and time when this was going to unfold. He told me a bit about her style and their story. Most of the time I work just off people’s descriptions of themselves, as I rarely ask for photos ahead of time. I was excited to see this all unfold against the beautiful backdrop that the Boston skyline provided. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect engagement.

The proposal itself

I acted like a tourist taking photos because I had no idea what they looked like and I had no idea when they would be arriving. Patrick kept me updated that they were running a bit late but getting into their uber. It was game time. I saw the beautiful couple coming toward me and I tried to get into position to capture it all without drawing attention to myself. Kerri was so caught up in the moment that I was able to capture these images without her breaking eye contact with her beau. Now that’s love! Kerri said yes and I came over and congratulated them. This was a dream surprise proposal as all of the elements just came together perfectly. It was a cold Boston winter’s afternoon, but look at that glorious light.

We spent the next 25 minutes just wandering around the Pier and the Boston Children’s Museum area to just soak in the freshness of the proposal. She was so ecstatic and happy. I couldn’t have asked for a sweeter couple to capture this moment for.

Please enjoy their images.

Boston Proposal & Engagement

Fan Pier in Boston Skyline
Fan Pier in Boston was the backdrop for this proposal
she said yes to the surprise proposal
The moment he proposed!
Surprise proposal on Boston waterfront fan pier and she said yes
Acting like a tourist capturing the moment for this beautiful couple
Surprise winter sunset proposal with Boston Skyline
So happy for the newly engaged!
Surprise proposal on Boston waterfront fan pier by Bella Wang Photography
I finally introduced myself to the newly engaged before we started on the engagement photos
Surprise proposal on Boston waterfront fan pier with the newly engaged couple
She’s still on an absolute high from the proposal
Surprise proposal on Boston waterfront fan pier
We made the most of the moment and captured some portraits for the newly engaged
Surprise proposal on Boston waterfront fan pier
My style is slightly directed but also observing how each couple moves and behaves with one another
Surprise proposal on Boston waterfront fan pier
Boston Engagement Photography by Bella Wang Photography
Surprise proposal on Boston waterfront fan pier
One location (Boston Fan Pier), so many portrait options
He described her as a classic and sophisticated beauty. I would agree.
Surprise proposal on Boston waterfront fan pier with Boston skyline as backdrop
Boston Proposal Photography by Bella Wang Photography
Surprise proposal on Boston waterfront fan pier
She’s still just so happy!
Boston Children's museum portrait session of engaged couple
The classic portrait for the announcement to the family
Boston Children's museum portrait session of engaged couple
So in love
Boston Children's museum portrait session of engaged couple
Photography by Bella Wang Photography
Sunset engaged couple in Boston
And that’s a wrap. He had made dinner reservations to celebrate.

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These awesome folks were just featured on The Knot – How They Asked.


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How to find a Boston Proposal Photographer
How to find a Boston Proposal Photographer

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About me

My path here is a bit different than most. I have a background in engineering and accounting/auditing. Like every good Asian daughter, I wanted to make my parents happy. With my first paycheck I bought a camera. I was instantly addicted to capturing life's details and observing people's interactions. When I moved from Toronto to Boston, I found myself without a job but with a fresh start. I got my first gig off Craigslist (crazy!) and have been fully booked ever since. The family that had booked me on Craigslist still keeps in touch with me to this day and I've photographed them quite a few times since. I've been featured in numerous publications both online and in print (Martha Stewart Weddings, Boston Magazine, The Knot). 8+ years later, you've stumbled onto my page.  

I am candid, communicative and caring. For those that know me, they know I have a pretty wicked sense of humour to get people to relax. My goal always is to ensure you are heard and that you are comfortable throughout the process. In my portfolio you can see each family's genuine happiness and comfort in their body language. It takes a lot to create the environment of trust. The rave reviews from my families afterward show you how much they care about me in return. This environment of trust builds from the beginning and I honestly attract the kindest families that allow me to create consistently strong images with heart in order to tell their story.


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