Meet Daniel Jr. whose proud parents Krista and Daniel gave us at The Sara Zarrella Photography Portrait Studio the honor to photograph little Jr. Krista and Daniel tied the knot on July 16, 2010 at the Hyatt Hotel in Newport, Rhode Island and we were there to capture it all. For a look back at their wedding check out the blog post from 2012 here: Krista and Daniel Wedding. Krista and Daniel hit the jackpot after a chance meeting in a parking lot on their way to interview for the same job, they both were hired and they fell in love. But their lucky streak isn’t the only reason their seaside Newport Wedding featured a touch of Vegas flair. Months later Krista transferred to Maryland for work and their romance went long distance while Dan relocated to Las Vegas for his job. They wanted to “take it back to where it all started” and have their wedding in Rhode Island which is also a perfect spot for out-of-town guests to have a fun getaway. With spectacular views, the Hyatt Regency Newport was the ultimate setting for the weekend celebration, which included a welcome reception on the hotel’s Windward Deck and Sunday brunch in the outdoor Pavilion. The Ceremony was held at a nearby St. Anthony’s Church, where a traveling carnival across the street provided an unexpected photo-op for the wedding party, who posed by the rides and games for us. For the reception Vegas touches kept up the fun: card boxes designed to look like dice and decks of “Lucky in Love” playing cards and the tables named after Vegas Hotels just to name a few of their Vegas Flair.
With three long-distance moves-Krista eventually packed up and moved to Las Vegas as well. I met up with Krista and Daniel in Las Vegas to photograph their steaming Las Vegas Engagements session: for a look back see their blog post: Krista and Daniel Engagement Session. I remember it like it was yesterday as we hopped from hotel to hotel playing around and photographing at every little nook and cranny we could find. The kicker is that they both ended up beating the odds and got featured in Southern New England Weddings Magazine for their wedding feature and also got their wedding images featured in the Newport Hyatt Brochure.
As luck would have it their romance journey came full circle when both Krista and Daniel moved back to their roots to Rhode Island (a.k.a “Little Rhody”) after having their beautiful little boy Daniel Jr. We got a call from Krista this past December when she wanted to take part in our Santa Visit at The Sara Zarrella Photography Portrait Studio. How our eyes lit up when we got to meet the new addition to their family. It’s really amazing when we sit back and write this blog post how we see as the years passed how much trust and honor our loyal clients give to us.