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!!

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.