Baby Gable Makes Four: Rhode Island Family Portrait Photographer

All children are wonderful. We know that. But as a mother of a son, I have a very special bond with other “boy moms.” Em had revealed to me that she was expecting another child when we were working a wedding together last summer (she is a fantastic wedding planner), and of course, I was very happy for her. Imagine my excitement, upon sweet baby Gable’s arrival some months later, that I would get the pleasure of taking their new family of four’s portraits! Within their beautiful home, amidst renovations and their son Hutchin’s toy dinosaurs and puzzles, we shot their family portraits with the winter light softly filtering through the windows. I love shooting portraits like this – an honest and a true reflection of a family’s space and life. Let’s face it, real life isn’t pristine, homes are filled with the day to day items we scatter on tables, blankets lay unfolded on couches where we recently snuggled our children, and coffee mugs waiting to be washed. That’s family life, and in my opinion, having some of that which fills our days in the background for photos makes the images more authentic.  So, we relaxed, embraced all this, and captured some wonderful images for the beautiful and sweet family Em and Dominic have created. Enjoy.

Congratulations Em, Dominic, Hutchin & Gable!

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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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