Saying Goodbye

I was recently asked to photograph clients and friends of a colleague from work.  For those who might not know, (my day job) is working as a marketing and social media consultant for Gustave White Sotheby's International Realty in Newport, RI.  As the eyes and ears of the office, I love to see the relationships each realtor curates and nurtures with their clients.  As you can imagine some of these relationships turn into special friendships through the years.  

One such friendship was developed by Michelle Drum  and Kim Fleming and their clients that are leaving for a new adventure in Iceland.  As a goodbye gift, I came in to photograph special details of their extraordinary home, the lovely couple themselves, and their enigmatic companion "Topaz," a 25+ year old blue and yellow Macaw.  

Curaçao- La Isla Bonita

Curaçao, located just a few miles of the coast of Venezuela - is a Dutch Caribbean island, part of the Netherlands Antilles.  It also happens to be the birthplace of my father and where my paternal family still reside.  Almost every year since my birth, our family heads down to reconnect with our roots, and bask in the sun and sea.  I never take for granted the beauty of the warm azure blue waters, candy colored streets of downtown Willemstad, and the sincere embraces of all our family.  The arid backdrop of the Curaçao’s natural flora and fauna only intensify the surrounding colors of the architecture and sea.

This is our family's happy place, where we come to escape the Northeast winter, relax and rejuvenate our souls...