Rachel & Jordan are Married: Newport, RI Wedding Photographer

The lovely Newport Yachting Center was the setting for Rachel & Jordan’s beautiful wedding ceremony and reception. With the backdrop of Newport Harbor, sailboats and the Newport Bridge in view, they exchanged their vows and celebrated while the sun set (behind the clouds) and the “super moon” rose. It was also Cinco de Mayo, and every one was ready to have fun!

The first look – no matter how close a couple is, there are always a few butterflies before seeing each other as bride and groom.

We happened upon this gorgeous ivy covered wall tucked away behind their B&B and it made a fantastic backdrop.

Jordan gave each of his groomsmen a pocket watch with monogram. Such a cool idea…and prop!

As guests arrived at The Newport Yachting Center for Rachel & Jordan’s wedding, they were greeted by waitstaff holding trays of their signature drink – a glowing blue rum cocktail. It looked amazing, and I had to photograph this guest with the funky suit and tie holding his glass!

Jordan’s grandmother performed a sweet love song in honor of the newlyweds that brought down the house.

Now the newly weds are off to Italy for their honeymoon. I suggested they take me so that I could capture the beauty of their trip in  photographs, but for some strange reason, they didn’t seem inclined to take me up on the offer 😉

Congratulations Rachel & Jordan! Chris and I had a great time being a part of and capturing your wedding day!

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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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