South Kingstown, Rhode Island High School Senior Portrait Photographer

I really enjoy taking high school senior portraits. I love hearing about the plans these young people have for their last year of high school, where they would like to attend college, what they want to study, traveling they hope to do, etc. They are right on the cusp of something big, and they know it, yet they are still at a secure place for the last year of high school with their parents and childhood friends.

Photographing Christina was a joy. She was not only very comfortable in front of the camera, but easy to talk with. When I asked if she wouldn’t mind me taking a portrait of her up on the bluff overlooking the ocean, not only did she agree, but she started climbing up the steep cliffside of the bluff and was at the top before her mom and I had a chance to worry! I think it’s that courageous, adventurous spirit that will make her last year of high school and the next step in her life a true success.  I hope your senior year is wonderful Christina!

Susan Sancomb Photography, RI photographer

Susan Sancomb Photography, Rhode Island portraits

Susan Sancomb Photography, RI

Susan Sancomb Photography

Susan Sancomb Photography

Susan Sancomb Photography

The image below is one of my favorite portraits I have ever taken. It makes me think of one of my all-time favorite songs about growing up and leaving home, “Wide Open Spaces” by the Dixie Chicks.

Susan Sancomb Photography, RI

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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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