A Poem I Instantly Fell In Love With by Ashley Olive Holberton

I have witnessed whirling trees, twisting into timbered eaves.

Whistful exhale of espresso against the first of the winter air.

There! I have tilt my head wayward, feet fettered in the crook of a climbing tree, roots woven and strong, which weathered the storm.

A tangent from my midnight hideout, to my brightest star.

Prominent and permanent despite how far.

– Ashley Olive Holberton

It always amazes me when words can conjure such vivid memories, create such a physical response. As soon as I read this poem by Ashley Olive Holberton I could feel the time and place where fall begins to turn towards winter. With her words, Ashley celebrates the beautiful secrecy of noticing and remembering the tiny things that signify change, strength and the every day in our lives. Thank you for letting me share, Ashley!

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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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