After designing hundreds and hundreds of maps and invitations over the years I have seen my work used used in many fun and unique ways, but this was a definite first. It ranks up there with one of the coolest things I was apart of. A few months ago, I was contacted by a sweet woman looking to help her soon to be son-in-law propose to his long time girlfriend. He wanted a vintage style map outlining all of their firsts as a couple in the city that they love, Manhattan. His plan, and may I say an awesome one, was to hang my framed custom map, printed on lush paper, in the famed bookstore, Argosy. Don't worry, he got the owners permission! He and his girlfriend would casually stop in, like they normally would, to browse some of the cool vintage books, maps, and artwork this shop is known for, except this time it would be different. One of the maps would stand out amongst the other art pieces in the shop. There he would get down on one knee and propose to the love of his life in front of a map highlighting their firsts together. He would hire a professional photographer to capture the moment. Sounds like a great plan huh? Well I am happy to report that he pulled it off and she said "yes!". How could she say anything but? I am so happy to be a little part of their history and honored that I was entrusted to capture their past. Here's to their future and I'll always be here to create anther piece for all the firsts to come. Check out the lovely photo's they sent me of the day!