I’m a Rhode Island family photographer based in East Greenwich. My adventure into family photography began right around the time I became a mom in 2018. Being a parent made me realize how fast time flies and how crucial it is to capture these fleeting moments before it’s too late. In addition to 5+ years of experience taking family photos, I’ve also been a judge of the Fearless Family Awards, and have won several awards for my family images.
Lifestyle Family Photo Sessions in Rhode Island
My signature hour-long lifestyle session combines posed and candid shots, capturing genuine family interactions while allowing kids to be themselves and have fun.
RI Extended Family Photos
Extended family sessions offer an extra 15 minutes, focusing more on various groupings within the extended family, ensuring we capture every combination you desire. We do whole group photos, photos of each family, photos of grandparents with grandkids, etc.
Should You Bring Your Dog to Your Family Photo Session?
Pets are family too! I love dogs and am all for including them in sessions. However, some locations have restrictions, so planning is key. Having an extra person to handle your furry friend and treats handy helps us get those perfect shots.
Family Photo Locations in Rhode Island
Rhode Island offers an array of picturesque locations perfect for family photos. Here are some of my absolute favorites:
- Point Judith Lighthouse: Iconic and stunning, it provides the classic New England backdrop.
- Roger Williams Park: With its diverse landscapes, it offers various scenic spots such as the Japanese Garden and the Temple to music.
- Wicked Tulips Flower Farm: Vibrant and colorful, ideal for a spring photo shoot.
- Napatree Point: Serene and beautiful coastal scenery.
- Providence Pedestrian Bridge: Modern and urban, capturing the city vibe.
- Cliff Walk/Ochre Court: Dramatic cliffs and beautiful mansions.
- Bonnet Shores: A private beach and neighborhood.
- Watch Hill/East Beach: Beautiful beaches, boats, and rose-lined pathways.
- Beavertail: Offering rugged coastal views and dramatic scenery.
- Colt State Park: A diverse parkland with scenic views and open spaces.
- Fort Wetherill: Urban graffiti and rocky coastline.
- Block Island: A gem offering diverse landscapes and coastal beauty.
- Slater Park: Lush greenery and parkland perfect for a natural setting.
What to Wear to Your Family Photography Session
Choosing the right attire for your family photography session can be daunting. Here are some tips to ensure everyone looks and feels their best:
- Comfort is Key: First and foremost, prioritize comfort. When you’re comfortable, it shows in the photos.
- Coordinate, Don’t Match: You don’t need to match each other, just try to coordinate and avoid clashing colors.
- Color Palette Suggestions: Opt for solid colors or subtle prints. Popular color schemes include shades of blue, white with navy, or navy with pink or coral accents. Blues tend to work well with many landscapes in Rhode Island.
- Avoid Logos or Busy Patterns: they distract from the main focus—you and your family.
When to Do Family Photos
- Occasions and Milestones: Many families opt for photo sessions during vacations or significant life events, such as a parent’s milestone anniversary. These moments often bring everyone together in a beautiful setting, making it an ideal time to get photos taken.
- Frequency of Sessions: Some families prefer annual sessions, allowing them to document the growth and changes within the family. For instance, I aim for yearly sessions as my son grows and changes so rapidly. This way, I also have a photo ready for my Christmas cards each year!
- Seasonal Preferences: Most families opt for spring, summer, or fall sessions when the weather is pleasant. However, winter sessions have their charm too, offering unique opportunities for snowy adventures.
- Optimal Time of Day: Timing plays a crucial role in photography. Typically, early mornings or late afternoons, within an hour or so of sunrise or sunset, provide the best lighting conditions. This softer light reduces harsh shadows and squinting, and is more flattering. The timing varies throughout the year; for example, sessions in June start at around 6:30 pm, while in the fall, they can start as early as 3:00 pm once the clocks change. Families with young children should take into consideration their child’s mealtime and bedtime when scheduling a session.
Consider these factors when scheduling your family session to ensure the best possible outcome—a fun experience for everyone and beautiful photos to cherish.
Day in the Life Family Photography
My Day in the Life photography sessions range from 3 to 12 hours in length. These sessions capture the essence of your family’s daily adventures without posing. It’s an opportunity to showcase the genuine personality and dynamics of your family in the comfort of your own home or any familiar setting.
I’ll blend into your routine and document the real moments—whether it’s breakfast chaos, bathtime, or a cozy bedtime story. It’s perfect for those willing to share their authentic, unfiltered family life and seek photographs that truly reflect who they are as a family.
Moreover, these sessions are a wonderful choice for families welcoming a newborn. Instead of a studio setting, you can relax at home, capturing those early interactions, cuddles, and the sheer joy of welcoming a new member into the family. It’s a chance to preserve those tender, fleeting moments in an environment where you feel most comfortable.
Looking for a Rhode Island Family Photographer? Let’s create lasting memories together! Contact me today to schedule your family photography session.