Priya & Rajiv’s Traditional Indian-Meets-Classic-Guilded-Age-Newport Wedding Celebration: Newport, RI Wedding Photographer

Priya & Rajiv met while attending graduate school in Boston and knew very quickly how perfect they were for each other. They had each found their soul mate and now wanted a beautiful celebration to make their commitment to each other official. And what better location for such a grand day than Rosecliff Mansion in Newport, Rhode Island?

Priya’s fun, friendly and kind outlook is infectious and she impressed me with her excitement and gratitude about their wedding day despite the rain pouring down outside. She and Rajiv stressed to me early on the importance of being able to spend time with their treasured family and friends – that while photographs of them were important, it was not the focus of their day. And true to their word, they made sure every guest in attendance felt welcomed and appreciated.

One of my favorite parts of their reception was the group flash mob dance that immediately took place – bride & groom included – after the newlyweds’ first dance. They pulled it off seamlessly and it looked so fun to watch it made me want to throw down my camera and join in! Luckily for all, I did not 😉 That dance, and DJ Valentina, set the tone and brought the energy the event needed to keep the dance floor packed all night.

Congratulations Priya & Rajiv, and thank you for letting me capture your beautiful 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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