A Surprise Proposal: Marlene + Amanda

Hiring a photographer that specializes in capturing surprise proposals means you can rest easy knowing your moment will be beautifully memorialized. I can offer my professional opinion, so you don’t have to stress over every little detail. From timing, to location ideas, and vendor recommendations, I’ve got your covered. As long as you’ve got that ring in your pocket and a smile on your face, everything will turn out beautifully! 

This was the advice I gave Marlene, when she first contacted me, hoping to surprise her long-time partner Amanda. Marlene had booked a stay in Newport Banister’s Wharf Guest-rooms overlooking the harbor.  Newport meant a lot to them both as it was one of their first romantic getaways together as a couple. As Marlene dropped down to one knee to pop the question, guests and passersby looked on and cheered when Amanda said, “YES!” 

After the shock wore off, the newly engaged couple and I strolled through the streets of Newport, snapping pics along the way as they reminisced about the exact moments each one knew they were they were madly in love with the other.

Romance at Newport Vineyards

Born and raised on Aquidneck Island, Rhode Island - Jacqueline Dufault and her fiancé, fellow Long Islander Jared Schumer met me at Newport Vineyards for an engagement shoot. Inspired by their Tuscan engagement, the adorable and cheeky couple wanted to incorporate the romantic and dreamy feel of their recent Italian vacation into their shoot.

The future Schumers are thrilled to be chosen as Newport Bride’s 2019 couple of the year. Over the coming months they will be sharing all aspects of our personal wedding planning process with the general public - From the good, the creative, the stressful, ugly and the lovely. Follow along on their wedding journey HERE.