Brian + Margaret, New Year’s Day Wedding 1.1.11, Stonington, CT

What better way to start off posting on my brand spanking new blog, than with the absolutely gorgeous wedding I photographed for Brian and Margaret on 1.1.11. The ceremony was held at St. Patrick’s Church in Mystic, CT and the reception was at Salt Water Farm Vineyard in Stonington, CT.

Margaret & Brian lucked out and had a rare warm January day for their wedding.

St. Patrick's Christmas decorations added to the beauty of the day.

Salt Water Farm Vineyard

The beautiful wooden doors at Salt Water Farm Vineyard

I love the vintage feel in this image of the newlyweds

Margaret made all of the wine-themed place cards

Margaret & her sister Ann designed and created of all the unique details from the day. They are the amazing team behind Fancy Pants Event Planning.

Salt Water Farm Vineyard used to be an airport. Now the old tarmacks have been replaced by rows of grapes and the airline hanger is the building for specials events, tastings and wine making. I can’t wait to go back for a tasting in the warmer weather!

Beautiful twilight as the first day of the New Year and Brian & Margaret’s first day as a married couple comes to an end.

Congratulations Brian & Margaret!

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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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