newport weddings

Chris + Christina

Brenton Point + Fort Adams

Newport, RI

Chris and Christina held an intimate elopement ceremony this past month to celebrate their love and life together, and our wedding photographers had the chance to document it! This adventurous couple set out against the winter wind and even some rain to get some elegant, dramatic portrait photos at Brenton Point State Park and at Fort Adams. After being together for almost six years, Chris and Christina’s romantic story and excitement to elope came to life in their photographs! It was a misty, magical day, and this bride and groom took it by storm!

These folks were great. They were a pleasure to deal with and were very creative in their approach. They accommodated all of our random photo requests and their own ideas blew us away, and we got our photos back sooner than we expected. I recommend them whole heartedly!
— Jacob D

Tom + Hana

Engagement Session

Warren, RI

Sometimes the most magical engagement photos can be taken right in the comfort of your home! It was a snowy winter day when our wedding photographers visited this bride and groom’s cozy home for their casual winter engagement session. This was the perfect option for a photo session in February, since the couple was able to stay warm and still take advantage of the snow on the ground outside. We even got some great photos with their dog included! The next time we’ll see these two is at their fall wedding at the Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, Rhode Island, and our wedding photography team can’t wait!

We are in love with our photos and haven’t stopped looking at them!! We are even more excited than before for our wedding photos and are so glad we have Move Mountains Co to document one of the most important days of our lives!
— Hana

The Morning Of

Getting the Best Bride Prep Photos

You wouldn't think it at first, but some of our favorite wedding photos/videos are taken in the morning when the bride is getting ready! It’s the beginning of the day, excitement is in the air, and we don’t want to miss a thing. This is a critical time for your wedding photographers to capture some really important photos that you’ll love to look back on later. In order to make sure that your bride prep looks great, here are a few suggestions that we can offer!

Location

We recommend choosing a space/location that is open, has plenty of natural light and is free of clutter! This will ensure the photographer or videographer has plenty of light and room to work with and will keep your photos looking nice and clean! Try to avoid hotel rooms that are cramped and don't provide much natural lighting. Indoor lighting can be difficult to work with and usually produces orange skin tones, and hotel rooms can also be limiting when trying to find a nice place to shoot details, such as the dress! Often times these rooms have TVs, phones, desks and lamps which can take away from the elegance of the dress and other details that need to be shot.

If you've already scheduled a hotel or are in a smaller/darker space this is totally okay! Here are a few tips for working in this type of space:

  • Make sure your hair and make up artists position you by a window (This is important in any scenario, we love natural light!)

  • Keep indoor lighting off, it may feel dark but the pictures and video will still come out bright!

  • Keep the space clean

 
 

Details

Be sure to bring all the details that you want us to photograph or catch on video on the morning of. This may include but is not limited to:

  • Shoes

  • Dress

  • Wood or Custom hanger for the dress (Example)

  • Bridesmaid dresses

  • Invitations

  • Rings (All 3)

  • Ring Box (Example) (Another Example!)

  • Any jewelry 

  • Any card/gift you'll be exchanging with your fiancé

  • Your bouquet

 
 

Time

Bride prep is such an important part of the day and can sometimes be neglected and undervalued. This is the most relaxed time of the day: you're spending time with your girls, getting pampered, and getting ready to say I do! It’s a great time for your photographer or videographer to warm up and build a rapport with you, your bridesmaids, and your family! But beyond that, shooting details takes time! We ask that you give our team at least an hour (but we recommend more) to style invitations, rings, florals and shoes, and also find the best place to hang your dress!

If we are shooting video and you're planning on exchanging cards on the morning of, please allow your videographer an extra 15 minutes to capture good visuals and audio!

We hope that this is helpful for you as you continue your wedding planning! As always, feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have!

 
 

Tim + Katie

Beavertail State Park

Jamestown, RI

We’ve been looking back at our favorite weddings and engagement sessions from previous wedding seasons and we wanted to share a throwback to Tim and Katie’s engagement session at Beavertail State Park in Jamestown, Rhode Island! Their love story began with just a high school crush, it was incredible to see how far this New England couple had come. By the time the sun set on the beach at the end of their photo session, this bride and groom was more than ready for their wedding the following summer. If you’ve ever been on the fence about having an engagement session, our photographers always recommend trying it! Feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have!

Absolutely incredible team of photographers and videographers! Our wedding day could not have been captured any more beautifully and we are so thankful to Move Mountains for that. If you are looking for a professional, thoughtful and extremely talented group of people- look no further!
— Katie

Mike + Kelly

Hotel Viking

Newport, RI

Our wedding photography and wedding videography team had the best time shooting Mike and Kelly’s beautiful summer wedding at Saint Mary’s Church and Hotel Viking in Newport, Rhode Island! These classic Newport locations became a timeless renaissance backdrop for these two as they tied the knot! Our team especially loved their artistic taste and upbeat energy! Their silliness and fun was unapologetic, and we couldn’t get enough of it! In between jokes and laughs, we were able to capture edgy photos and video that perfectly complimented this classy couple and their eye for drama! If you’re recently engaged and you’re looking for someone to capture your big day, we’d love to hear from you! You can reach out to us here!

Vendors:

Venue: Hotel Viking

Caterer: Hotel Viking

Florist: The Bouqs

Hair Stylist: Sam Wilson

Invitations: Crane for Paper Potpourri

Make-Up: Natural Creations

We are so happy we stumbled upon Move Mountains Co. when looking for our wedding photographer and videographer! From the first time I met with Sean at a coffee shop to go over our vision of our wedding, to the day they delivered our photos and video, we couldn’t have been happier. Their easy going team made us feel completely comfortable on the biggest day of our lives, and everything came out better than we could have imagined. We’re so thankful for the wedding memories we will have for a lifetime!
— Kim

Daniel + Chelsea

The Bohlin

Newport, RI

One thing’s for sure: Dan and Chelsea know how to throw a party! Our wedding photography and videography team had a blast at this bright summer wedding! This fun-loving couple had an effortless wedding day seeing all that Newport, Rhode Island had to offer! They took on the nautical town by trolley and hit some classic Newport landmark spots for their wedding photos and wedding film! After starting the day at RaNew Salon, we were able to have their first look photographed at the elegant and beautiful Salve Regina University! After saying “I Do” at The Bohlin, they were whisked away to the sailing docks to take a quick breath and get some beautiful photos along the water! After this, it was straight to the tent reception that they had all been waiting for! Our bride and groom danced the night away, and our photo and video team was there to catch all of the best moments! We hope you enjoy!

Vendors:

Venue: The Bohlin
Flowers: Robin Hollow Farm
Hair/Makeup: RaNew Salon & Spa
Band: Clique (via Wilson Stevens)
Invitations: Lasting Impressions


I wish I could give 10 stars! I am so happy that we found the team at Move Mountains Co. to be our photographers and videographer for our special day. Our engagement session with Sean was awesome because it gave us an opportunity to meet each other before the big day and for him to get to know our personalities. Nicole, the Studio Manager, was great to work with, as she was quick to respond via e-mail and always available to answer my never ending questions over the phone. Day-of shooters were Sean and Tiahna and they were so great, especially because they patient with our large bridal party, which at times was a rowdy crew!
— Chelsea

Akash + Jennifer

Belle Mer

Newport, RI

Akash and Jennifer’s traditional, colorful Indian Wedding in Newport, Rhode Island was nothing short of stunning! We couldn’t get enough of the bright red colors and elegant details of Jennifer’s Sari and the venue’s stunning decor. The Belle Mer in Newport, Rhode Island was the perfect backdrop for this bride and groom to get ready in the morning, hold their traditional Hindu ceremony, and celebrate their new beginning together! As their wedding photographers and videographers, we were there to capture every moment!

Dan + Sarah

FORT WETHERILL

Jamestown, RI

As wedding photographers, our hope is that being in front of the camera is never nerve-wracking and always a good time! Dan and Sarah were able to keep cool and have a blast at their wedding engagement session at Fort Wetherill in Jamestown, Rhode Island. This relaxed, intimate park just outside of Newport, Rhode Island created the best atmosphere for an adventure with Sean, their wedding photographer. Between playful splashes in the water to cozying up in their towels, this couple was able to have a memorable time getting to know their wedding photographer, and they got some stunning photos as a result! Stay tuned for their wedding photos and wedding highlight video shot at Glen Manor House in Portsmouth, Rhode Island!