A Wedding at Newport Beach House, Newport, RI

What a gorgeous setting for the ceremony and reception for this adorable couple. Rain threatened us all week, but held out for the whole afternoon and evening. 

Getting Ready, The Atlantic Resort, Newport, RI. I fell IN LOVE with this window. With a little furniture movement, I could sneak right in to the little corner it was set in.

Getting Ready, The Atlantic Resort, Newport, RI. I fell IN LOVE with this window. With a little furniture movement, I could sneak right in to the little corner it was set in.

The Bride had two pears of shoes that I photographed. It's always tough to choose photos for a post. I landed on this one, but the other pair was just as pretty.

The Bride had two pears of shoes that I photographed. It's always tough to choose photos for a post. I landed on this one, but the other pair was just as pretty.

I love when the hair and makeup team know exactly the shots I'm hoping for. Diane Carosi from Alpha Beauty Salon, Warwick.

I love when the hair and makeup team know exactly the shots I'm hoping for. Diane Carosi from Alpha Beauty Salon, Warwick.

We only had about a minute left to sneak in some important bridal shots. Always on the look out for natural window light on this one. 

We only had about a minute left to sneak in some important bridal shots. Always on the look out for natural window light on this one. 

Here are the other cute sandles for the beach!

Here are the other cute sandles for the beach!

Simple window light and a willing sister to help with shoes.

Simple window light and a willing sister to help with shoes.

Of course, the guys had it easy down the hall!

Of course, the guys had it easy down the hall!

First look at The Atlantic Resort. It's as if this hallway was put there for me! It had amazing window light, it was clean, bright and long. SCORE! 

First look at The Atlantic Resort. It's as if this hallway was put there for me! It had amazing window light, it was clean, bright and long. SCORE! 

Walking to the beach for photos. It was VERY overcast as rain was expected throughout the day. It did make for a nice soft color palette for the photos. 

Walking to the beach for photos. It was VERY overcast as rain was expected throughout the day. It did make for a nice soft color palette for the photos. 

I almost edited that seagull out, but I kind of like him set off in the background. 

I almost edited that seagull out, but I kind of like him set off in the background. 

This groom couldn't keep his eyes off his bride. It was actually very sweet.

This groom couldn't keep his eyes off his bride. It was actually very sweet.

Ceremony and reception took place just next door at the Newport Beach House, Rhode Island.

Ceremony and reception took place just next door at the Newport Beach House, Rhode Island.

We did glasses on, glasses off, far away, close up. It's never easy to choose, but here's one!

We did glasses on, glasses off, far away, close up. It's never easy to choose, but here's one!

So many formal portraits of the family. I never choose a traditional one to post. 

So many formal portraits of the family. I never choose a traditional one to post. 

Their rescue pup was brought over by a friend for some photos. He even walked down the aisle!

Their rescue pup was brought over by a friend for some photos. He even walked down the aisle!

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A Wedding in South County - The Preserve at Boulder Hills

I have many beautiful weddings to post for the busy Spring season. The Summer season is kicking off. I've loved working with all the brides and grooms I've gotten to meet these last few months. Let's kick off some new posts with this couple. I loved all the silly moments I was able to capture. 

Getting ready photos. I love a beautiful, big window for getting ready images.

Getting ready photos. I love a beautiful, big window for getting ready images.

Mirrors are always fun to incorporate when I can!!!!

Mirrors are always fun to incorporate when I can!!!!

Here's the groom and groomsmen waiting to get started at Christ the King Parish in Kingston, Rhode Island.

Here's the groom and groomsmen waiting to get started at Christ the King Parish in Kingston, Rhode Island.

I loved the gorgeous light surrounding the bride from that window behind her.

I loved the gorgeous light surrounding the bride from that window behind her.

You may kiss the Bride!

You may kiss the Bride!

We stopped by the University of Rhode Island Botanical Garden for formals.

We stopped by the University of Rhode Island Botanical Garden for formals.

University of Rhode Island, Botanical Gardens

University of Rhode Island, Botanical Gardens

University of Rhode Island, Botanical Gardens

University of Rhode Island, Botanical Gardens

And out popped the sun for sibling silliness. 

And out popped the sun for sibling silliness. 

More sibling silliness!!!

More sibling silliness!!!

The Preserve at Boulder Hills.

The Preserve at Boulder Hills.

A remake of an old cousins portrait taken at the Preserve at Boulder Hills.

A remake of an old cousins portrait taken at the Preserve at Boulder Hills.

A fast and exciting first dance! They were awesome!!!

A fast and exciting first dance! They were awesome!!!

A gorgeous cake from Sweet Althea's located in Wakefield, Rhode Island. I've photographed several of her wedding creations. Each one has been special and unique. 

A gorgeous cake from Sweet Althea's located in Wakefield, Rhode Island. I've photographed several of her wedding creations. Each one has been special and unique. 

No worries! They butchered a different cake.

No worries! They butchered a different cake.

I love capturing emotion during parent dances.

I love capturing emotion during parent dances.

So many fun dance shots from this whole group!

So many fun dance shots from this whole group!

Poor guy tried to keep up. His parents stood watch over him while he snoozed.

Poor guy tried to keep up. His parents stood watch over him while he snoozed.

Last year was not a big year for the bouquet and garter toss. I was afraid it was becoming a lost tradition. I was so happy to see it on my shot list for this wedding.

Last year was not a big year for the bouquet and garter toss. I was afraid it was becoming a lost tradition. I was so happy to see it on my shot list for this wedding.

Toning it all down and tuning it all out after a busy wedding day. 

Toning it all down and tuning it all out after a busy wedding day. 

A Gorgeous Wedding at One Rhodes Place, Cranston, Rhode Island

This couple has an incredible story leading up to their wedding day. When clients share their stories with me, I'm able to direct my focus accordingly when observing subjects throughout the day. I try to be sure I'm strategically placed to capture the most real moments. I want to create beautiful portraits of people looking at the camera, but I also want to capture the images that show unexpected emotion. These are the photographs that tell the story of YOU and these become MY most favorite photographs. 

We caught a beautiful day starting with a quick stop in Cranston to see the groom before heading to the Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel for photos with the bridal party. Once that limo pulled up, it was a short trip to St. Bartholomew in Providence for the ceremony. That afternoon got toasty. We met and melted just a little at Roger Williams Park in Providence for formals and fun. Our last stop was One Rhodes Place in Cranston to photograph the big party. 

Meet the bride and groom. They are a playful couple and I wanted to catch all of it. That being said, it's always important to capture traditional images as well. I love seeing a gallery come together with a variety of traditional and emotional portraits.

Meet the bride and groom. They are a playful couple and I wanted to catch all of it. That being said, it's always important to capture traditional images as well. I love seeing a gallery come together with a variety of traditional and emotional portraits.

I loved the color scheme of this wedding. The guys were quite proud of their patterned socks! It was a nice touch.

I loved the color scheme of this wedding. The guys were quite proud of their patterned socks! It was a nice touch.

Look at this adorable flower girl. Daughter of the bride and groom. Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel

Look at this adorable flower girl. Daughter of the bride and groom. Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel

The struggles are real. Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel.

The struggles are real. Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel.

This is an example of a very nice portrait on the left with the grandma and flower girl looking right at me. I feel like the story is in the photo on the right. That little flower girl was squeezable and I can feel that tight grandma squeeze just looking at the photo. I'm always looking to create both types of images whenever I can.

A mommy and daughter moment as we take a few photographs.

A mommy and daughter moment as we take a few photographs.

The stunning Bridesmaids!

The stunning Bridesmaids!

She loved seeing her mom look so pretty.

She loved seeing her mom look so pretty.

The godmother to the mass. She asked if she could pop in the bride's portrait in for a second. I never say no to that!

The godmother to the mass. She asked if she could pop in the bride's portrait in for a second. I never say no to that!

I love a good mirror shot. This little flower girl looks and feels like a princess. I love her mom, the bride, looking on as they wrap up their finishing touches.

I love a good mirror shot. This little flower girl looks and feels like a princess. I love her mom, the bride, looking on as they wrap up their finishing touches.

All the beautiful bridesmaids, parents and loved ones!!!

All the beautiful bridesmaids, parents and loved ones!!!

Time to go!!! See you at the wedding ceremony!

Time to go!!! See you at the wedding ceremony!

I arrived at St. Bartholomew Church in Providence before the bride's limo. This is when I take a few minutes to grab candid portraits of the guests and try to carve out some fun moments.

I arrived at St. Bartholomew Church in Providence before the bride's limo. This is when I take a few minutes to grab candid portraits of the guests and try to carve out some fun moments.

The ring bearer and flower girl are brother and sister. So cute!

The ring bearer and flower girl are brother and sister. So cute!

Here comes the Bride!!!

Here comes the Bride!!!

A beautiful and touching moment as the Bride's uncle escorts her down the aisle. Not a dry in to be found.

A beautiful and touching moment as the Bride's uncle escorts her down the aisle. Not a dry in to be found.

This is a photograph I capture at every wedding no matter what the setting.

This is a photograph I capture at every wedding no matter what the setting.

As well as this photograph. I always love the reactions when the tension and nervousness eases for the couple.

As well as this photograph. I always love the reactions when the tension and nervousness eases for the couple.

The same is true for the wedding party. They've gotten used to having me around and are no longer shy.

The same is true for the wedding party. They've gotten used to having me around and are no longer shy.

Always keep an eye out for anything that looks interesting.

Always keep an eye out for anything that looks interesting.

A few photos on the alter at St. Bartholomew's Church in Providence, Rhode Island

A few photos on the alter at St. Bartholomew's Church in Providence, Rhode Island

Such a nice group of gentlemen. I really enjoyed the time I spent with the whole wedding party.

Such a nice group of gentlemen. I really enjoyed the time I spent with the whole wedding party.

I do have a lovely photograph of the Groom and his Dad looking perfectly at the camera. I really feel that this photograph captures their close relationship much better.

I do have a lovely photograph of the Groom and his Dad looking perfectly at the camera. I really feel that this photograph captures their close relationship much better.

Why do the Groomsmen always want to lift the Bride and scare the crap out of her? She was a great sport at Roger Williams Park in Providence, Rhode Island.

Why do the Groomsmen always want to lift the Bride and scare the crap out of her? She was a great sport at Roger Williams Park in Providence, Rhode Island.

This is when we got to capture the Bride and Groom's silliness and fun personalities. 

This is when we got to capture the Bride and Groom's silliness and fun personalities. 

What a gorgeous day at Roger Willaims!

What a gorgeous day at Roger Willaims!

A sweet little candid photograph of this gorgeous family. Love the iconic Rhode Island Del's in the photo. 

A sweet little candid photograph of this gorgeous family. Love the iconic Rhode Island Del's in the photo. 

The Bride decided to hand off her bouquet. We decided to break away from the crowd with just her and her husband for a few shots. This is her more serious photograph. I LOVE this image of her, but if you really want to know how I remember this fun bride, continue on.

The Bride decided to hand off her bouquet. We decided to break away from the crowd with just her and her husband for a few shots. This is her more serious photograph. I LOVE this image of her, but if you really want to know how I remember this fun bride, continue on.

Now, that's the Bride I remember!!! She cracked me up.

Now, that's the Bride I remember!!! She cracked me up.

There she is...laughing at herself and having fun with it!!!

There she is...laughing at herself and having fun with it!!!

One of my favorite, more traditional images.

One of my favorite, more traditional images.

Wrapping up photographs at Roger Williams. Time to party at One Rhodes Place in Cranston, Rhode Island.

Wrapping up photographs at Roger Williams. Time to party at One Rhodes Place in Cranston, Rhode Island.

When the couple dances, I always like to incorporate the guests looking on. The Bride's sister on the left is wiping away at tears and the groomsmen on the right are huddled in excitement looking on.

When the couple dances, I always like to incorporate the guests looking on. The Bride's sister on the left is wiping away at tears and the groomsmen on the right are huddled in excitement looking on.

I'm a mom of three boys. I hope I can look that happy and radiant at each of their weddings someday.

I'm a mom of three boys. I hope I can look that happy and radiant at each of their weddings someday.

At the end of the night, I took a variety of silly and serious photographs with the Bride and Groom and their guests. 

At the end of the night, I took a variety of silly and serious photographs with the Bride and Groom and their guests. 

Overall, I'd say that had a lot of fun!!! Thank you for having me!!!

Overall, I'd say that had a lot of fun!!! Thank you for having me!!!

Overall, I'd say they had a lot of fun! It was an honor to be a part of their wedding day.

Newborn at Home with Familiar Faces

What a privilege it is to get to revisit wedding clients to photograph their growing families. This amazing couple welcomed their baby boy this past Fall. I got the call earlier than expected as he just couldn't wait to come out to meet his mom and dad. This guy is not only absolutely adorable, he was so strong and so alert at just a few days old. I've got my fingers crossed that I'll get to see him again someday soon.

This newborn was just so comfy, content and alert. He gazed out the big picture window and posed perfectly.

This newborn was just so comfy, content and alert. He gazed out the big picture window and posed perfectly.

Look at those newborn hands next to his dad's hands. Just amazing.

Look at those newborn hands next to his dad's hands. Just amazing.

A beautiful mom who couldn't be more proud of her newborn baby boy. The wrinkles on that little hand...

A beautiful mom who couldn't be more proud of her newborn baby boy. The wrinkles on that little hand...

Just so handsome and so smart. A dreamy little newborn.

Just so handsome and so smart. A dreamy little newborn.

I love to capture a good yawn!

I love to capture a good yawn!

Just thinking. He was so comfy in my little basket.

Just thinking. He was so comfy in my little basket.

My favorite.

My favorite.

I love a good diaper shot. 

I love a good diaper shot. 

Finally ready to take an eye off me for just a few shots. He didn't want to miss a thing.

Finally ready to take an eye off me for just a few shots. He didn't want to miss a thing.

Newborn toes!

Newborn toes!