A Garden Setting for Jennifer & Todd: Hope Valley, Rhode Island Wedding Photographer

Jen & Todd are both educators, travelers, antiquers, beer brewers & wine makers (amongst other things). With so many wonderful and interesting hobbies, I knew their wedding would be filled with interesting and personalized visual touches that really illustrated them as a couple throughout the day. It also didn’t hurt that they have talented friends and family who helped with paper decor, fabric details, amazing garden settings and wonderful music. When everything comes together like this on a gorgeous summer afternoon in August, it makes for an incredibly special wedding day. I felt so lucky to be a part of it!

I’ve never seen a bride and her father have so much fun walking down the aisle!

A gorgeous, sun-filled ceremony under the beautiful trumpet vine arbor in Jen’s father’s backyard garden.

I loved all their great vintage finds. The details really added to the uniqueness of their wedding and reflect Jen & Todd as a couple.

A handsome, happy groom, a claddagh ring and a cold beer on a summer porch. Not bad Jen!

Getting a little artsy with the reflections in the pool…

The favors were jars of  honey from a local apiary and beeswax candles shaped like beehives. Honestly, every little detail reflected the couple getting married and their thoughtfulness towards their guests.

Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Higgins! We had a wonderful time being a part of your special day and wish you a lifetime of happiness!

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About Susan

My wedding and portrait photography business is located in the heart of South County, Rhode Island close to URI and the scenic, south coast beaches. I grew up here and feel so lucky to be able to work and create in such a beautiful location! My approach to photography is much like my approach to life: creative, relaxed, natural and fun. I would describe my style as a blend of candid & photojournalistic with traditional & artistic images. I love taking the time to create some beautiful, romantic portraits of my brides & grooms, but also the spontaneous moments throught the wedding day. 

I consider my website and blog a place where I can visually journal about the amazing people and places I get to photograph. Not only do I consider myself exceptionally lucky to be making a living taking photographs for people at important moments in their lives, but I also get to meet an amazing cross section of people I might not otherwise get to know. In the ten years I have been in business, I have had the chance to photograph couples riding high on the excitement of their recent engagement, on their wedding day, parents-to-be waiting to meet their new child, newborn babies, children marking milestone birthdays and families who want to remember a certain time in their lives by capturing it in a photographic portrait.  

In more recent years, I have had the opportunity to photograph the weddings of younger siblings and friends of previous wedding clients, and the maternity, newborn and family portraits of couples whose weddings I photographed in years past. It feels amazing to know my creative vision of these occasions is a part of their lives and their family history and I am grateful for each and every one of them. When I say I love what I do, it is from a genuine place. I can't imagine doing anything else and feeling as creativly satisfied and pleased to make my clients happy.  

I studied photography at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) for undergraduate school and received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. 

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