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 new portrait of my sweet family of three generations. My husband, Chris, and I both turned 50. Our son, Forrest, graduated from high school, turned 18 and will be heading off to college in the fall, and my mother, Patsy, turned 75! We also had my beautiful sister-in-law join our family 3 years ago and needed an updated portrait after the wedding. So, I packed up my camera and tripod and we gathered at our favorite place, Narragansett Beach. We wanted a casual, beachy image because that’s who we are. We’re very close, silly and love spending time together. We are devoted to supporting and caring for each other when tough times hit, and equally devoted to celebrating the wonderful times in our lives. I recognize how very lucky I am to have parents who taught my brother and I to talk openly, be ourselves and work hard. They made sure we had many opportunities to travel, educate ourselves, raised us in a safe, beautiful area and encouraged us to try new things all the time. Most importantly, they taught us to love without conditions – something I hope my husband and I have passed on to our son.

Here’s to another amazing 50 years!

Hi there


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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