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.

NewportOUT: The Gulf Stream Bar and Grille

Have you heard of NewportOUT yet? This organization was created to showcase Newport, Rhode Island and the surrounding area as open as an inviting place for travelers who identify under the LGBTQ umbrella. From same-sex couples looking to tie the knot in an incredible seaside town, to LGBTQ families looking to vacation, to international tourists looking to hit the New England hotspots, they want all of these people to feel welcome in Newport and have access to resources on the best experiences to include in their visit.

NewportOUT entrusted me to tag along and capture some fun during a gorgeous summer evening at The Gulf Stream Bar and Grille in Portsmouth, RI. The Gulf Stream Bar and Grille focuses on creating a comfortable, friendly dining experience for all. Their creative menu offers coastal cooking with a New England twist and their main dining room, indoor bar and dog-friendly outdoor deck and bar provide stunning sunset and water views.

For those interested in learning more about NewportOUT - Check out their website HERE and stay up to date on their local events and gatherings, as everyone for all walks of life should enjoy Newport. It is an incredible destination for gay, lesbian, trans, queer people, their families, and allies!!