Summer at the Beach – Charlotte, Class of 2021: Rhode Island Senior Portrait Photographer

I photograph senior portraits primarily in southern Rhode Island. We have plenty of gorgeous beaches with a variety of coastlines and beautiful settings which I love. But during Charlotte’s session, I felt like we were shooting somewhere tropical, like Hawaii or St. John.  I think it was her coral-pink dress juxtaposed against the lush greenery in the sand dunes. It really was the perfect combination for this soon-to-be-senior in high school.

I always ask my clients if they have a location in mind for their session, and Charlotte knew just the place.  A little off the beaten path, but still a local favorite on the water.  We talked about the schools that she’s interested in applying to for college, sports she has played, and summer life in little Rhody.  I know sometimes I ask my seniors to try poses that seem like they might not be flattering, but she was an extremely cooperative client and, in my humble opinion, we got some truly beautiful portraits of this lovely beach girl!

Best wishes for a wonderful senior year and successful college search, Charlotte!

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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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