Cherry Blossoms & Ferns, Spring Bouquet in New England: Rhode Island Nature Photographer

Being outside as much as possible this spring has really helped me get through the pandemic and maintain my sanity. Hiking, yard work, walking our dogs, gardening and collecting little bits of the natural world around me. I feel so grateful to live in southern Rhode Island. Not only do we have many beautiful beaches within easy access, but equally lovely woodlands for trail hiking and fresh water lakes, ponds and rivers. These are the places that inspire me, but also make me feel calm and secure when life gets tricky.

During this time of postponed weddings (and all of my spring and summer 2020 weddings have postponed!), I’ve been continuing to do portrait photography, which I love – from a safe distance. I am also taking advantage of this rare time during what is normally my busiest season by creating in nature; landscapes, waterscapes and other natural vignettes I create. I am trying to look at this time as an opportunity, which it is. An opportunity to explore subject matter I rarely have the creative time for, but means so much to me. I hope you enjoy.

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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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