newportweddings

Peter + Jean

CASTLE HILL INN

NEWPORT, RI

Photographing some weddings are just a dream! Peter and Jean’s wedding at Castle Hill Inn happened to be one of those. Sometimes as wedding photographers we get the perfect mix of a sweet couple, a chic feel, and perfect weather! And when it melts together you get a beautiful wedding with stunning wedding photos! Newport, Rhode Island is always a hot spot for engaged couples around wedding season, and Peter and Jean took it by storm. Soft details complimented their tangible love all throughout the day. Peter and Jean booked Sean and Tiahna for “I Do Too” wedding photography package. You can meet them, and the rest of the team here. The bright sun tends to bring intense exposures and crisp shadows, which can be a challenge for shooting wedding portraits. But for this couple, our team knew how to make it work! The light complimented them perfectly, creating bold but beautiful photos on this memorable day! We can’t get enough of Newport!

Enrico + Elizabeth

Rosecliff Mansion

Newport, RI

Enrico and Elizabeths wedding was nothing short of epic! Starting on a Friday night with a sailboat ride in Newport, Saturday night's rehearsal dinner at Castle Hill Inn and the main wedding happening Sunday at Rosecliff Mansion.

Venue Rosecliff
Rehearsal Dinner Venue Castle Hill Inn
Catering Russell Morins
Hair + Makeup Frank + Antonio Hair + Makeup
Suits Geno Suits You
Hair Stylist Frank Antonio Hair and Makeup
Dresses Mia Bridal Couture
Cake Confectionary Designs
Limo A Formal Limo
Florist The Flower Girls

Heath + Andreea

Newport Beach House

Newport, RI

We had an awesome time capturing Heath & Andreea's special day at the Newport Beach House. This beach venue perfectly complimented our couple's free-spirited joy and their boho look. Take a look at some of our favorite shots! 

Hair + Makeup by Jennie Kay Beauty

Music by Murray Hill + Tom Pendergast

Invitations by Minted

 

Fort Adam's and Her Siren

Inspiration and Initiative

This shoot was inspired by Ben Sasso's work! if you don't know who he is make sure you check out his stuff. I love his style, the type of models he chooses, his often odd prop choices, simple wardrobe choices, and his willingness to help other artists like myself, as I attribute 95% of my photography knowledge from pestering other photographers.

Fort Adam's and Her Siren

Fort Adam's was built in 1798 and named after President John Adam's and was active in five major wars. Today it's a State Park, has a great vibe and is a great place to shoot (no pun intended). The inner rooms are covered in old shiplap and there are antique couches floating around that are great for creative shoots, wedding shoots and engagement photos!

I'd been wanting to shoot at Fort Adam's ever since we helped load film for John Abbott as he photographed up and coming Jazz artist's at the Newport's Jazz Festival or maybe it's been since my best friend got married there back in 2015 (truly a unique wedding venue!)

Since we are mostly in the wedding photography game it's rare that we get a chance to get to work on purely creative projects but it's always a joy when we are able to. This was the first time I had shot Briana and I couldn't be more pleased with the results. She was perfect for the fort and brought the exact energy to the shoot that I hoped she would, although as hard as I persisted she would not play that trumpet (or bugle, not pictured).

Frequency Separation

For photographers...

For the editing I used Ben Sasso's Heck Yeah Presets (The Bright Pack) with Lightroom/Photoshop and a method of photo retouching called frequency separation. It was my second time working with this method. I originally went with using the first tutorial I found on Youtube here, but wasn't getting the results I wanted. I emailed Ben and he sent over the video that he learned from which seems like an even more time consuming method but I think the results are better (however, at that point I was about 75% through the photos and couldn't start over). That video can be found here

If you look at the results of the process, it is definitely worth the time invested.

Canon 5D Mark III / Canon 24-70 II / Heck Yeah Presets / Adobe Creative Suite

 

 

Evan + Daniela

Belle Mer

Newport, RI

Over looking the Newport bridge, Belle Mer a Longwoods Venue, is one of our favorite places to shoot. Perfect for brides looking for simplicity and elegance in their space.

Evan + Daniela have known each other for 17 years, growing up together. They are some of the kindest people we have ever met! It was such a joyous day and we are so happy to have been able to share it with them and capture it.

Doug + Brittany

CASTLE HILL INN

Newport, RI

10/8/16

We were shooting video for this one but growing up I loved Mustangs so I had to snag some photos in-between shooting video. Castle Hill Inn, in Newport, RI is always a beautiful spot to have your wedding.

St. Joseph's Parish