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Photographing Your Child | Planning Milestone Portraits

Capturing newborn and milestone portraits for your baby’s first year is one of the best ways to document all of the changes that happen as they grow. But sometimes clients wonder when the best times are for sessions. And, what happens after your babies turn a year old? Today, we’re talking about the most ideal […]

The Studio

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March 3, 2021

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What to Do with Your Wedding Photos | Storybook Album Inspiration

Some of the most important images you’ll ever have taken in your life happen on your wedding day. These portraits become your legacy and your story – the one that’s passed down from generation to generation. But legacies don’t live on thumb drives and on clouds. They’re in the pages you share with your children […]

Weddings

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February 24, 2021

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Tips for Planning Your Engagement Photos

Engagement sessions are one of our favorite parts of the planning process with our SZP Dream Couples. We get to spend more time together and get to know our couples before their wedding, learning their love story and what makes them unique. Part of what makes each couple unique is where they choose to have […]

Engagement / Lifestyle

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February 17, 2021

First Looks on Wedding Days | Tips for Wedding Planning

One question we’re asked often during wedding planning is whether or not our couples should have a first look. As photographers, we’re always going to encourage you to do a first look, and we have our reasons! But at the end of the day, it’s 100% up to our couples to choose what they want. […]

Weddings

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February 10, 2021

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Lindsey & Jarred | Atlantic Resort Newport Wedding | Middletown, RI

Lindsey and Jarred had a beautiful November Atlantic Resort at Newport wedding day this fall. It was one of the most GORGEOUS days we’ve ever had during a November wedding, which was lucky since they had an outdoor tented reception during the evening. Tented receptions aren’t common at the Atlantic Resort, but everyone is adapting […]

Weddings

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February 4, 2021

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Cozy Winter Proposal with Emerald Details | Gerald’s Farm | Exeter, RI

2020 has been a year filled with ingenuity, pivoting, and lots of changes – especially for small business owners. As a wedding photographer who’s been in business for 17 years, I’ve never seen our industry come together more than I have in this past year. And it’s a beautiful thing. This fall, I worked with […]

Engagement / Lifestyle

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February 2, 2021

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Mock Wedding at OceanCliff | Training for COVID-19 Event Procedures

Earlier this week, we were part of an amazing group of Rhode Island wedding vendors who took part in a mock wedding at OceanCliff. This mock wedding had one goal: to create a training video for how our event and wedding vendors can help couples host events that align with the state’s public health measures […]

Weddings

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January 28, 2021

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Rebecca & Michael | Castle Hill Inn Wedding | Newport, RI

Rebecca and Michael’s gorgeous Castle Hill Inn microwedding was so special and a true honor to capture. These two, like many other couples this year, changed their wedding a few times. Originally, they were going to be getting married at RoseCliff Mansion. But, they were unfortunately forced to downsize their wedding. Instead, they wound up […]

Weddings

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January 28, 2021

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