Kyle Proposes to Leah During Their First Visit to Newport

Saturday, November 21st, 2020

When Kyle initially reached out to us, he warned us it would be tough making secret vacation proposal plans without tipping off his travel agent girlfriend, Leah, since she always plans their trips together. They both live in New York and had never visited Rhode Island before, so he did not know the area. We assured Kyle we could help him find a romantic location where we would blend in seamlessly, and he put his complete trust in us!

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Why wouldn't you want this moment captured?

Since he had never been to Newport or Gurney’s, we sent Kyle marked-up photos of where on their gorgeous waterfront property he could pop the question. As a proposal photographer who has spent a lot of time photographing Newport, we knew the Newport Bridge & stunning views of Narragansett Bay would be the ideal backdrop around sunset!

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Mini engagement session immediately following the proposal.

No detail was unprepared for on the big day. When they were heading downstairs to watch the sunset outside, Kyle sent us a quick selfie of what he was wearing (do not forget, we had never met) so we would know it was them. We literally hid in the bushes where no one would notice us until we saw him stop – and then we jumped into action!

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Stunning backdrop at Gurney's Resort in Newport, RI.

He totally nailed the proposal. She was so surprised; it was clear she had no idea it was coming! Another happy ending captured on film… and they already have the photos to use for their engagement announcements!


Kyle: "Just wanted to say thank you again for all your hard work making our big day so special! Leah was so surprised, and we are so happy to have gotten the moment captured! (Despite our ugly-crying faces...Lol) It was so nice to have you and Paul there to help guide us through a memorable photo shoot!"

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Last shot of the session - check out that gorgeous sunset!

Thinking of popping the question in Newport, RI? Learn more about our Newport Proposal Photo packages by contacting us today!