Amanda & Matt’s Engagement Session on The Coast: Newport, Rhode Island Wedding & Engagement Photographer

The forecast for the evening of Amanda & Matt’s engagement session was “iffy” at best. We thought we’d be shooting under cloudy skies and dodging random showers and thunderstorms. Well, as you can see from the images below, we had only blue skies and brilliant sunlight, making the most beautiful images possible for this wonderful couple! Amanda had mentioned she wanted the coast of Newport for their session as their wedding will be in Portsmouth next Spring. Still on the water, but not the open ocean. The storm clouds stayed well north of us as we traveled along Ocean Road and one of my favorite locations, Brenton Point State Park. I have to give a huge shout out to Amanda for scaling the somewhat slippery rocks of the jetty in a white dress in order to get our first photos (below). In my opinion, it was well worth it! Though I promised her the only thing I would ask her to climb on her wedding day was some stairs 😉 We also caught a stunning sunset at Fort Adams on Narragansett Bay and a perfectly timed Schooner Madeleine sailing into view for the perfect New England touch.

I had a wonderful time with you, Amanda & Matt, and can’t wait for your wedding in 2021!

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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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