She’s a Crafty Butterfly & He’s a Duck Puncher: South Kingstown, Road Island Wedding Photographer

Sometimes Plan B (or in this case, Plan C) can provide a bride & groom with a wedding day equally wonderful to their original plan and can certainly create some amazing and spontaneous photo opportunities! This is exactly what happened when Nicole & Mike’s original plans for an outdoor ceremony at Beavertail Park in Jamestown were rained out on their wedding day. Nicole’s maid of honor, her sister Leslie, did some quick thinking & phone calls and arranged for a photography location at the butterfly tent at Farmer’s Daughter botanical farm. Hilarity ensued, as did beautiful, special moments that I’m confident Nicole & Mike will enjoy looking back on throughout their married years. The presence of their beloved dog, Te’ya, who served as both flower girl and ring bearer adding another special layer to their beautiful day.
And just to be clear, Mike has never, nor would he ever, punch a duck 🙂

Nicole & Mike’s sweet pup, Te’ya, was one of the prettiest flower girls I’ve ever seen!

Despite the rain that was falling for the first part of the afternoon, Nicole & Mike decided to stick to their plan of their “first look” at Monaghan’s Dock in the Narragansett Pier. It was wet and stormy, but still a fantastic moment!

Then we headed over to The Farmer’s Daughter in South Kingstown, RI for some photos amongst their gorgeous garden settings and the butterfly tent.

I love all the colors Nicole chose for the wedding. She knitted the colorful shawls her bridesmaids wore which perfectly accented their flowers and dresses.

You absolutely have to love a bride and groom that are willing to put giant butterfly signs on their faces on their wedding day.

Te’ya the flower girl is ready for the ceremony!

I love it when the wedding party want to have some fun and are game for climbing up on the sea wall. If you grow up in South Kingstown or Narragansett, RI, the sea wall is a place that holds many memories.

So many great DIY decorations that reflect Nicole & Mike as a couple. Loved the table signs from quilting fabric and buttons, collections of rocks and wedding photos of their family members.
I always photograph the wine being served at the wedding so that my couples can buy more bottles for anniversary celebrations!

Congratulations Nicole & Mike! We loved being a part of 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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