Lori + Rob’s Lovely Autumn Wedding: Newport, Rhode Island Wedding Photographer

Lori and Rob’s wedding was a beautiful, intimate celebration held in Newport on a crisp fall day last October. Their closest family and friends gathered at The Viking Hotel and Kay Chapel to witness their marriage and then wished them well as they left for a long anticipated trip to Italy. I tried to convince them they needed a photographer to join them in Italy to document their trip, but they refused to take me up on my purely selfless offer!

I love the look of this vintage wash for their Bellevue Ave. image outside of the Viking Hotel.

The owners of Pearls, a beautifully restored Inn in the heart of Newport, were kind enough to let us use their gorgeous courtyard gardens as a site for their wedding portraits. It was tucked away and private and felt like our own little secret garden.

Candle light and gorgeous floral arrangements by Toni Chandler added romance and warmth to the historic interior of The White Horse Tavern where the intimate reception was held.

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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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