Ben’s Birthday Surprise Proposal to Anna at Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina

romantic sunset proposal at Gurney's Newport lighthouse
Some of our favorite photos from Ben & Anna's romantic Newport proposal.

Ben reached out to us in Fall of 2020 with an amazing idea for a surprise proposal to his girlfriend, Anna. For HIS 40th birthday, she scheduled a romantic getaway for them in Rhode Island at Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina. The weekend was supposed to be all about him, but Ben had other plans! He figured while she was busy spoiling him, she would never suspect he was secretly plotting to propose to her on HIS big day!

In the days leading up to his birthday weekend in Newport, we text Ben and strategized about where on Gurney’s beautiful waterfront he would pop the question. We even googled what time sunset was on that day so the timing and the views of the Newport Bridge would be perfect!

On his birthday, we positioned ourselves accordingly in a discreet location & waited for Ben & Anna to come along on their sunset stroll towards the Gurney’s lighthouse. As planned, the timing was perfect! He stopped to propose, and we popped out of our hiding spots & photographed her super (birthday) surprise!

Obviously, she said “YES!”

The proposal photos speak for themselves; the most important moment of their lives is forever captured on film for future generations to enjoy!

newly proposed couple shares the news with their family
Ben & Anna share their exciting news with friends and family via FaceTime

What Ben had to say about working with us:

“I hired Nicole to capture my proposal moment and couldn't have asked for a better experience. Nicole and Paul were the best partners to help complete this covert operation. Nicole was responsive and helped me work through all the details to make my proposal vision a reality. This moment took place at the lighthouse at Gurney's in Newport. Together they set a perfect stage. They made sure the space was free from other people, to make it private and at the same time blended in so my (now) fiancé had no idea what was about to happen.

This moment would not have been perfection without Nicole and Paul's professional touches and... I have the most incredible pictures to prove it!”

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