The Glenmere Mansion is a perfect place to not only swoon your future fiance with a stay at their luxury hotel & spa, dine in at one of their two restaurants, and venture around the beautiful property; but also a place where you could propose to said future fiance!
Located at 634 Pine Hill Road, Chester, New York 10918 or 90 minutes outside of Brooklyn, NYC is the private-gated property of the Glenmere Mansion where couples retreat from everyday busy lives to enjoy each other’s company at a luxury escape setting.
This couple, Ray and Elizabeth, are the epitome of “HAPPILY EVER AFTER”.
Ray reached out to me so that he could surprise his partner of a DECADE, a “10 yr Anniversary” photoshoot at the Glenmere Mansion. The weather reports said there was a rainstorm brewing our way – but that didn’t stop us.
He planned to propose midway into the session which ultimately leads to an “Engagement photos session”. My boyfriend and sidekick, Greg, came along the journey so that he could record behind the scenes, but really he was there to record the proposal as soon as Ray gave us the cue. The “Cue” was when Ray asked Greg to hand him his phone (that Greg was holding onto) so that Ray and Elizabeth could take a selfie (Greg and I of course photobombed a couple of them). Originally as planned, Ray was to return his cell phone to Greg and trade for the ring. Well… being in the moment as Ray can attest, Ray forgot that part, and Greg was unsure what to do. I looked at Greg and gave him the “eye” to give him the ring as I sensed Ray forgot about that part. lol
While the speech leading up to the proposal was being said, partner Elizabeth was literally flying in the air of absolute joy. A storm cloud was also rolling in as fast as tears of jubilation flowed out from Elizabeth’s bright blue eyes. Their powerful energy of pure ecstasy and love triumphed over the loud sounds of thunder.
Once Elizabeth came down to two feet, the rain started sprinkling in time for us to find shelter around the Glenmere Mansion for more photos. I brought my clear umbrella just in case too. The rain stopped within a few minutes just so we can take more photos in the gardens around sunset. Elizabeth and Ray even surprised me with a request to jump into the pool, FULLY CLOTHED, by the end of their session. Shocker of a request, but that’s when I knew they’d be one of my favorite couples to work with of all time.
In this gallery, you will see some engagement photos that are photoshopped. I like to be full of surprises and send my couples a few magical engagement photos images for fun. At the Glenmere Mansion, we were able to access the gardens, the pool, and basically the entire property. We spent about two hours during the golden hour-sunset.
Although Glenmere Mansion had given permission to this couple for a photo shoot on the property, this is NOT the normal due to the high-profile guests who normally stay on site. The owners at Glenmere Mansion want to keep photoshoots to a minimum and only for buyout events such as weddings and corporate gatherings. Please do ask PERMISSION before hiring a photographer to photograph a private milestone at the Glenmere Mansion.
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Miranda Suess is a Brooklyn, New York City Wedding and Engagement Photographer available for travel to San Diego, Florida, Arizona, New Jersey and Destinations around the world. Affordable Wedding Photographer - Sweet Moments is Suess Moments aka Seuss Moments. Best NYC - Manhattan - Brooklyn Photographer !