Beauty in Simplicity: Rhode Island Portrait Photographer

Winter in Rhode Island has been tough this year. Cold temperatures,weekly of ice and snow storms and an annoying chest cold have kept me inside more than usual. I am a photographer that finds inspiration out in the world, in settings other than my own environment. I need to remember that switching-up my work habits and flexing outside of my comfort zone is something to be embraced from time to time. Playing with my studio set-up more, and photographing from a different approach can lead to beautiful results. Last week, I had the opportunity to capture some simple portraits for a talented, local young dancer, and it was just what I needed to kick-start my creativity and have me feeling inspired again. Thank you Maeve, for helping me find my way back to the beauty in simplicity and my love of creating images.

Susan Sancomb Photography, Rhode Island weddings and portraits

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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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