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!!

Headshots on Goat Island: Mike Sweeney

When it comes to commercial headshots, I take a great amount of pride in capturing your best natural features, your strength, and your essence. My approach to photography is natural and relationship-oriented; I love to get to know my clients before putting them in front of the lens. I want to hear all about your story - both personal and professional - so I can tell it in light and color.

My goal is to create portrait images that say something meaningful about you. Are you an actor? A business professional? A model? I am confident in my ability to craft a series of images that truly say something about who you are and your goals in life. My portraits have been described as natural, vibrant, and versatile.

When Realtor® Mike Sweeney from Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty in Newport, Rhode Island was looking to expand his customer base and showcase himself in an more natural setting, we agreed that Goat Island was the perfect locale for the shoot. Mike began his career in the yachting industry managing the Goat Island Marina on the harbor in Newport.

Goat Island is a small island in Narragansett Bay and is part of the city of Newport, Rhode Island, U.S. The island is connected to the Easton's Point neighborhood via a causeway bridge. It is home to the Newport Harbor Light (1842), residences, restaurants, event spaces, and the stunning Gurney's Newport Resort & Marina.