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Larisa Stinga

12.20.16

Say Yes!

Serena Santinello and Jay LaVoie had already been together for eight years when he popped the question one May afternoon at Tashmoo. The couple, who until recently lived year round on the Vineyard, is close friends with photographer Larisa Stinga. Under the guise of helping her test out a new camera, Jay set up a photo shoot at some of their favorite spots. “We eventually made our way to a large boulder in the water. I was holding the ring in my hand behind my back. At that moment, directly behind me was a giant heart in the sand made out of rocks that I had come and set up earlier that day. Serena was so caught up in the moment that she didn’t realize what was happening. She looked behind me and finally saw the heart, just as I was getting down on one knee.”