Words + Pictures by Angela Cappetta
Peter, the Superintendent of a residential building in NYC, and his partner Catherine, have been a team for 3 years. Peter decided he would propose at sunrise on Thanksgiving Eve 2015. Naturally, he got the whole building involved - that's just the kind of guy he is. He solicited the help of building resident Mark Panzarino, a renowned chalk artist, to draw a line of diamonds leading up to the proposal spot in front of the apartment building; he got the ring through a staff member's family in the diamond business; and little old me, the resident photog - he asked me to shoot it. It was a family affair.
She happened upon Peter, he bent his knee, and it happened. Cathy gasped, shocked and amazed. Random passersby applauded, offered congratulations, snapped pictures. The reality of NYC, the beauty of it and all of its energy, swirled around them. Their public approved.
We went to the roof to take more pictures, capturing their still racing hearts and exhilaration of the moment. After it was over, Peter smiled at Catherine and said: "Let's go down and tell the dog."