Weddings are back! I could not have been more excited to photograph this one in Newport, especially the wedding photos at Fort Adams (a place I had not been before)! I rarely get to be a second photographer, so this was a real treat working with Ken Pak at Chelsea and Niall’s wedding.
To start, I captured the groom getting ready in the bridal suite at the venues, while the bride got ready for the wedding over at Gurney’s Resort. After they were both ready, we met up at the Newport Harbor Lighthouse for the first look. It’s a gorgeous location with 180-degree views of the bay and the Newport bridge.
Wedding Photos at Fort Adams
Next, we drove over to Fort Adams for the rest of the wedding photos. I had not been there before and wasn’t sure what to expect. First, we hopped in a golf cart outside the walls of the fort and were taken up through a tunnel into the center of the fort. Our first stop for wedding photos at Fort Adams were some of the interior rooms, which were in a beautiful state of decay. The window light was exquisite, which made for some beautiful portraits. We also checked out the roof of the fort, and some other rooms, before stopping in the tunnel for some silhouette photos on the way out.
After the Fort Adams wedding photos, we returned to goat island for the rest of the wedding festivities at Regatta Place. Since I was the secondary photographer for this wedding, I got to hang in the back and see the final moments before the bride’s cowboy-hat-wearing father walked her down the aisle. As a result, I also got to capture her perspective walking down the aisle with all the guests looking back at her. Once the ceremony ended, guests enjoyed a windy and sunkissed cocktail hour by the water followed by an epic dance party under the tent.
In conclusion, it was GREAT to be back!