Jill & Daniel’s Classic and Elegant Newport, Rhode Island Wedding Day

From the moment I met Dan & Jill for their engagement session, we had such an easy rapport. I knew that photographing their wedding would be a joy – and it was!  They are both naturals in front of the camera. Probably because their love for each other is so obvious in all the little touches, gestures, smiles they give each other. We began their wedding day at The Hyatt on Goat Island for getting ready photos and then for the first look moment near the picturesque lighthouse and Newport Bridge. After that the couple joined their wedding party for some photographs and we were off to the iconic “Forty Steps” section of Newport’s famous Cliffwalk. Their ceremony was held at Salve Regina Chapel, an airy, open chapel with beautiful light and an intimate feel since the seating is in a horseshoe shape around the bride and groom. After Jill & Dan were officially declared husband and wife, we departed for their reception at Rosecliff Mansion. We took full advantage of the amazing exterior and interior architecture as well as grounds for more beautiful photos with wedding party and private portraits of the newlyweds. Once everyone had a Del’s (or spiked Del’s, which I thought was genius!) everyone headed inside to dance the night away.

 Congratulations Daniel & Jill. Thank you again for giving me the honor of capturing your wedding day for you
and the pleasure of getting to know you both!

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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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