Somewhere Upon the Sea: Newport, Rhode Island Wedding Photographer

When you grow up in a coastal town and a family full of people who make their living on the water, it’s only natural that you be drawn to the outdoors and the ocean. It was an easy choice for Heather & Seth to have their wedding at Newport’s beautiful Regatta Place on Goat Island. And because their venue is on the water, bride and groom were able to make their separate arrivals at Regatta Place by boat – Seth via water taxi and Heather on her Father’s boat.

Fantastic First Look moment out on the docks.

I can’t get enough of the gorgeous, giant trees all over the campus of Salve Regina College and the romantic setting and light they gave this portrait of Heather & Seth. It’s like a secret canopy just for them.

Of course, the inside of the building was just as amazing for photography…

Bailey’s Beach and the Cliffwalk in Newport are two of their favorite places too. It was tempting to jump in the ocean it looked so crystal blue!

Seth and the guys heading over to Regatta Place via a friend’s water taxi.

I accused Heather of practicing her “parade wave” but truly, I think she is just a natural 😉

Do you think Seth was just a little excited to be getting married?!

And before the sun could set completely, we ran over to the sea wall that looks out at the Newport Bridge to capture this image. Perfect ending to an amazing wedding day. Congratulations Heather & Seth!

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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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