Kristin & Bernard at Newport Vineyards: Newport, Rhode Island Wedding Photographer

Kristin & Bernard brought their wedding celebration up the east coast from New Jersey to Newport, Rhode Island because of Kristin’s memories of wonderful summer family vacations in Newport when she was a child. This fun couple (and their amazing venue) didn’t let a little summer storm ruin their ceremony. Instead of a ceremony held in the rows of grape vines, they brought the party inside to one of the cask rooms. Kristin & Bernard exchanged their vows in front of a wall lined with warm wooden casks of aging wine, and rows of rustic benches for their guests, while the soft sound of rain fell on the roof above. It was actually quite beautiful and particularly meaningful as Kristin’s stepfather was their officiant.

After the ceremony, guests tossed mini beach balls into the air as the newlyweds exited the cask room and began the festivities (and of course, enjoyed some amazing wine!). The reception was beautiful, candlelit, romantic and as fun as the ceremony was spiritual.

VENUE: Newport Vineyards  CAKE & DESSERTS: Scrumptions  ACCOMMODATIONS: Grace Vanderbilt  HAIR & MAKEUP: Jaclynn Kate Artistry FLOWERS: Robin Hollow

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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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