It’s no secret that this sweet family has a special place in my heart.
We have been through some pretty special moments together!
Seriously. Everyone should be so lucky in love.
Maria had hired me as her wedding photographer a year before the big day… and in planning, we quickly became friends. I imagine everyone who knows Maria and Dan considers them friends. To know them is to love them. They are genuinely wonderful people.
I will never forget the day Maria invited me to meet her downtown. I explained I had the baby at home, and of course she said “bring the baby! I would love to see her!” When we arrived, we spoke about the wedding and what I recommended with regard to the venue and locations for formal photos. As we were wrapping up, Maria asked to hold the baby, and handed me a beautiful monogrammed necklace. She thanked ME for being wonderful and for a “great job” (that I hadn’t even done yet.) But really, she explained, the necklace was a token of friendship.
While this is so typical of Maria’s sweet and generous nature, I was still so completely caught off guard.
I explained to her that anyone on earth lucky enough to have her friendship knows that SHE is truly the gift herself!
This handsome baby boy was only a twinkle in her eye then. But she had already dreamed of him, for sure. I remember her talking about babies at the engagement session a year before. And about a baby that might be (only weeks after her wedding day.)
This beautiful baby boy is a dream come true.
He is so blessed to have Maria as his mother. And Dan as his Dad. In minutes I saw that he was born to be a father… One of the kindest, and most genuine fathers on earth.
But I have to say… it’s the documentary of the family that makes my heart happy.
Wishing these people all the best!
If you live in Rhode Island, then there is a good chance that you’ve heard of Turtle Soup
(Hello Summer at the Narragansett sea wall!)
Perhaps you’ve stopped in for a drink…
These drinks are served outside on the lawn during the spring/summer/fall… So nice!
Have you been in? It’s absolutely charming!
AND THE FOOD!
Not for nothing, but these photos tell a little story about some delicious cuisine!
I got carried away with the burger. But seriously. It was amazing!
Check out their full menu… something for everyone!
Soups, salads, pizza’s, pastas, seafood, steak, lamb chops…
I REALLY think you should stop in!
(And if you do, you can thank this awesome family for your meal!)
Great People + Great Place=