Things I love to Photograph #1: GRASSES

Instead of doing a “best of” series from previous years, I thought I would focus (no pun intended) on themes and elements that keeping cropping up (again – no pun intended!) in my work. I am consistently drawn to grasses when I am photographing. I am drawn the their wispy stalks and the way the light catches their feathery tips. They have movement and pattern and yet are somehow simultaneously random. Whether in the dunes at the beach or open fields of wild grasses, I can’t stop placing my subjects within and near them.

Kelly + Matt in the middle of a gorgeous field of wild grasses at Whispering Pines • West Greenwich, RI

This shot was taken in my backyard after one of those soaking, summertime rains. Everything glistened.

Mary + Tim at The beach at The Inn at Castle Hill • Newport, RI


Nicole + Mike on the bluff overlooking Pt. Judith Lighthouse, RI

Tara & Stephen overlooking the ocean off Narraganett, RI

Ann’s bouquet incorporated grasses woven throughout. For this image, I placed it on the faded wooden boardwalk of their family beach house in Matunuck, RI

Ann + Richmond on a pathway lined with wild grasses and goldenrod • Matunuck, RI

Michela + her bridesmaids infront of the ornamental grasses that are part of Belle Mer’s contemporary landscaping design.
Newport, RI

Ariel in the fields of wild grasses at Tyrone Farm • Pomfret, CT

Dune grass and rose hips

Staesha + Keith stealing a kiss in the rain at the Laurel Lane Country Club • West Kingston, RI

One of my all time favorites –  taken in my yard in the late afternoon

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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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