Erika & John’s Autumn Engagement Session in South County: Rhode Island Engagement Photographer

I love all four seasons here in Little Rhody, but living in New England means we get to experience some absolutely stellar autumns, with gorgeous weather and foliage. Additionally, the light in September and October makes for fantastic engagement sessions, particularly in more natural, organic settings.  Erika & John wanted to hold their engagement session in South County, close to where they will be married in Narragansett next year, but at locations they will not have time to visit on their wedding day. The couple brought their two sweet dogs, Maple & Boomer (boxer & boxer mix – my heart was exploding!), so we captured engagement and family portraits all in one session! I immediately felt so comfortable with Erika & John. The more we talked, the more I realized how much they have in common with my husband and I. Basically, they are the much cooler version of us 😉 Once you make a connection like that, the session becomes more relaxed and the poses more comfortable, intimate and honest. I am thrilled with the images we were able to capture for Erika a& John, and I think they will be too!

I had such a great time with Erika & John during their engagement session, and can’t wait for October 2020 to be a part of their wedding celebration!

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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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