Valerie & Ned’s Springtime Boston Engagement Session: Massachusetts Engagement Photographer

As all New Englanders know, April weather can be tricky. One day the sun is shining and we start to think winter is finally over and the next we get an icy rain. To say the least, it can make outdoor photo sessions a bit difficult to plan. When the day of Valerie & Ned’s engagement session arrived, the forecast was looking iffy at best. Mild, but showers all day. We had a rain plan, but were really hoping to get photos outside in the lovely and historic part of Boston close to the Commons and Charles Street. As it turned out, Mother Nature was kind to us because our session remained rain-free for it’s entirety and enabled us to not only get to all the locations we had hoped for, but provided us with the most beautiful backdrop of budding and flowering trees for lots of soft, spring colors in the landscape.

Ned grew up in Boston and Valerie is currently completing her residency here. Since their wedding will be held in Newport, Rhode Island next year, they wanted to include the city that means so much to them by holding their engagement portrait session along the charming and historic streets and in the Boston Commons.

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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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