And Kaia Makes Four: Charlestown, Rhode Island family Photographer

Several years ago I had the pleasure of photographing Bridget & Dave’s beautiful Narragansett wedding. The ocean is so important to them that they have both devoted their careers to helping to keep our local waters clean and healthy for all the species that call it home. So it was only natural that we take their family portraits on their favorite beach in Charlestown. The last time we were together for family portraits, their son had just turned one. This time, their adorable daughter had just turned one and they are now a beautiful family of four.

Dave, thank you for practically throwing out your back in order to entertain Conner and provide me with a great photo-op!

Is there anything more precious that babies in Irish knits?

In this photo, you can see the grains of sand on Kaia’s lip. She had found a smooth, white, beach rock that was just irresistible! Unfortunately, not as yummy as was expected.

I love this image of Bridget holding Kaia and kissing her without even being aware of how naturally she is comforting her daughter. Such a tender and natural gesture from a parent.

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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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