A Warm November Engagement Session for Christina & Steve: Waterford, CT Engagement Photographer

I met Christina & Steve through a volunteer portrait session we both took part in to benefit the Animal Rescue League of Southern Rhode Island’s capital campaign fundraiser – me as the photographer, of course, and Christina & Steve as the adoptive parents of a wonderfully sweet pit bull named Buddha that they rescued from the shelter a couple of years ago. When they found out that I also photographed weddings and engagements, well, the rest is history! It turns out, Buddha has been such a great dog (loves everyone and even dog he meets) they have gone on to rescue 3 more dogs! They are my kind of people. So, I was thrilled to be asked to photograph the engagement portraits for two people with such big hearts, for animals and for each other.

We decided to meet at Harkness Park in Waterford, CT for their session as dogs are allowed and the park provides a multitude of settings for portraits. We were blessed with a very mild November afternoon, brilliant sunshine and one of the most beautiful sunsets I’ve ever seen!

Susan Sancomb Photography, CT wedding photography

Susan Sancomb Photography, RI weddings

Susan Sancomb Photography

Susan Sancomb Photography, Rhode Island

Harkness Park, Eola Mansion, Waterford, CT wedding photographer

Susan Sancomb Photography, Weddings, RI

Susan Sancomb Photography

Susan Sancomb Photography, weddings

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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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