a surprise marriage proposal at the castle hill inn, newport

Usually, when I present a blog article, the words used are written by me, but in this case, I have opted to use the words of my client, Max, as published in Google Reviews. Below Max’s words, summarizing his surprise marriage  proposal shoot at the Castle Hill Inn. I have included a screenshot of Max’s Google Review. Thank you, Max, for the positive review.

Mr. Groom / Ms. Bride looking for a photographer to capture the biggest moment of your life. Stop what you are doing, scroll to the top of this page, message George NOW and pray that he is still available. I would give this man 100 stars if I could. The experience of working together could not have been any smoother or more enjoyable.

A little background on our story – I was planning a surprise proposal to my now fiancée in Newport and came across George’s work. It immediately stood out from the other galleries I had browsed, and I was blown away not only by the quality of the photographs themselves, but the thoughtfulness and thoroughness that was evident in every shoot. I sent over a request and heard back almost immediately to confirm his availability, along with a plethora of other helpful blog posts and resources to help make the moment as special as possible. We were coming from out of state and had never been to Newport before – so being an expert on the area, George was quick to gave me a detailed run down of the ideal locations, pros and cons of each, and how to tailor our experience to achieve exactly what we were going for. It was also clear in speaking to him how passionate he was about the art of photography, and how eager he was to make this moment as special as possible for us.

When the big day arrived everything went off without a hitch (other than me missing my mark by about 30 feet out of nervousness…) – George was hidden in plain sight pretending to be a nature photographer nearby us and when I got down to one knee, he turned the camera around to us and captured the moment perfectly.

Afterward we held a mini photoshoot on the nearby grounds while we were still buzzing with excitement to capture that energy and relive the moment forever. He was able to send over 4 of our favorite photos within a few hours, and provided the remaining gallery the following day. Everything came out BEAUTIFUL. We have not stopped getting messages from friends and family complimenting how incredible the pictures are, and cannot stop flipping through them ourselves with a smile.

I cannot possibly recommend George Ross more, he is the best photographer I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Thank you again so much George for the spectacular pictures and for making this moment so special!!” ~ Max Reich

a review of George Ross's photography services

If you would like to learn more about surprise proposal photoshoots, pop-over to the Proposal/Engagement web page for details on pricing and lots of information for planning the perfect surprise proposal.


After photographing many, many, surprise proposals…

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