Carolyn & Ken’s Engagement Session by the Sea: Newport, Rhode Island Engagement Photographer

Carolyn & Ken had visited Newport, Rhode Island once before on vacation and fallen in love with the historic city by the sea. Once they become engaged, they wanted someplace other than their hometown of New York for their engagement portraits and immediately thought of returning to Newport. So, on the afternoon of their session, we tried to hit as many gorgeous Newport settings as possible in one chunk of time, and while fighting the impending rain. We had a wonderful time at Marble House, Castle Hill, The Vanderbilt Grace and Gooseberry Beach. Just as we were wrapping up their session the rain started falling and we rushed into Castle Hill Inn for a celebratory cocktail!

Susan Sancomb Photography, Marble House Mansion, Newport, RI weddings and engagements

Susan Sancomb Photography, Grace Vanderbilt Hotel weddings and engagements, Newport, RI

Their hotel, The Vanderbilt Grace, was clearly the right choice for their stay with their golden retriever! Look what was waiting to greet them as they checked-in.

Susan Sancomb Photography

Newport, RI wedding & Engagement photography, Susan Sancomb Photography

Susan Sancomb Photography, Newport, RI weddings

Susan Sancomb Photography, Newport, RI engagement & wedding photographer

Susan Sancomb Photography, Newport, RI wedding and engagements

Susan Sancomb Photography, Castle Hill Weddings and Engagements, Newport, RI

Susan Sancomb Photography

Susan Sancomb Photography, Newport, RI weddings and engagements

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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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