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.

A Twilight Engagement: Scott + Sara

Sarah McClutchy and Scott Buchanan are a perfect match. As longstanding friends (since high school) I joked they were high school sweet hearts. Both lovers of the outdoors…Scott is an environmental scientist and herpetologist, it was a natural choice to shoot outside. Though they had hoped for snow, the adorable couple braved frigid temps during this December twilight engagement shoot at Sachuest Point in Middletown, RI.

With a few clothing options in tow, Sarah and Scot were able to quickly switch their ensembles to accommodate the weather and vary the look and feel of their photos, from cozy to a bit more formal.

Love along the seashore

I was honored to shoot Middletown native Armond Lavalle and his fiancé Michelle Ann Post at Second Beach for their engagement. The sporty couple mixed things up starting off with a beautiful “beachy” look in the sand dunes and ended with rash guards and surf boards in the water. It was an epic evening with a gorgeous sunsets and full moon rising to boot.

The future Lavalle’s are getting hitched Summer 2019 in Narragansett, Rhode Island…on the beach of course!

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.