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A Portrait of the Portrait Photographer: Susan Sancomb

It’s been quite a while since I last had my own portrait taken. Probably because I am much more comfortable behind the lens than in front of it. Recently, I had a professional reason for an updated portrait and the image posted below is the result. Yup, that’s me. Hair a little more grey and…

Look at Those Baby Blues: Avondale, Rhode Island Family Photographer

I recently photographed this little cutie, Parker, and his family during a warm summer evening session. I just fell in love with this sweetie and his brilliant, smiling blue eyes and had to share this portrait right away. He reminds me so much of my younger brother as a baby, with that wisp of towhead…

Class of 2021 High School Seniors: Rhode Island Senior Portrait Photographer

Congratulations to the Class of 2021! Your last two years of high school were not typical in many ways and brought distance-learning challenges amongst other issues that no one could have foreseen. But you persevered. You held the course and finished. You should be immensely proud of all that you have accomplished and incredibly excited…

Hitting Some Milestones- My Own Family’s Portrait!

Hi Everybody! I don’t post a lot of photos of myself or my family. Partially out of privacy, but also, I am almost never IN any photos because I am always taking them. And that’s usually the way I prefer it. But this is a year of milestones and it was definitely time for a…

Maggie, Class of 2020: Rhode Island High School Senior Portrait Photographer

Taking Maggie’s senior portraits was extra special for me as I have know this lovely young lady since she was a newborn. Her mother and I have been friends since preschool! It’s hard to put into words how much I adore and respect Maggie. She is charismatic, beautiful, friendly, athletic, intelligent, funny and compassionate. She…

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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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