Shepard & Misha’s Yacht Club Celebration: Mystic, Connecticut Wedding Photographer

Misha & Shepard were married late last summer at the Mason’s Island Yacht Club, just off mainland Mystic, Connecticut. Shepard and her family have been members for decades and she spent so many idyllic summers at the club that she knew it would be the perfect, lovely, low-key location for she and her fiance to celebrate their marriage. And since Shepard and Misha first met on a beach in Costa Rica (both were visiting a mutual friend at his vacation home in Rincon) the waterfront seemed like the perfect way to continue their beach theme. With a classic New England ocean backdrop, the couple exchanged their vows under the arcing branches of a graceful tree on the southern lawn. Sailboats floated by and others floated at their moorings as the sun slowly set and guests enjoyed a raw bar, cocktails and the gentle sunset of September. It was honestly one of the most beautiful evenings I can remember and exactly what the newlyweds deserved for their celebration.

The day was made even more special for me as ten years ago I photographed the wedding of Shepard’s sister, Sarah, and her husband just down the road at the Mystic Inn, as well as another couple in attendance, Calla & Matt, so the wedding was a sweet mini-reunion of sorts as well!

Congratulations Shepard & Misha! May you have a beautiful and joyful life together.

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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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