Posts tagged Newport RI
Liz & Phil | The Bohlin Newport, RI Wedding

After our couples book with us, we normally meet up plenty of times before the wedding to not only go over everything and make sure that we’re all prepared for the day ahead but more importantly to get to know our couples, their story and their families. Over the past 8 years there’s only been a couple of exceptions where we’re usually unable to do so but when we arrive on the wedding day, it’s like we’ve been getting together all along. Liz & Phil were one of those exceptions.

Jenn, Oksana and I had an absolute blast documenting their day as it unfolded. It was almost like we were documenting our best friend. The Bohlin in Newport, RI provided the perfect backdrop for their incredible summery, coastal vibe and their wedding party, family and friends were some of the absolute nicest people on the planet.

We’re so excited to share this sneak peek of their day. If you’d like to know when their full wedding gallery is live, sign up here!

Meet: Liz & Phil

Special thanks to everyone who made Liz & Phil’s day possible:
Photography: Ryan DeVoll Photography
Venue: The Bohlin
Video: StopGoLove
Florist: Whole Foods - Shelbie Signor
Hair & Makeup: Allison Barbera Beauty
Band: Radiance

If you’d like to know when their full wedding gallery is live, sign up here!

Jessica & Nick | Newport Vineyards

What can I not say about Jessica & Nick? When Jess & Nick first contacted me, we immediately clicked on the phone and it felt like we’ve been best friends ever since. From their engagement shoot at Coppa, to multiple talks over the phone, and even an invitation to join them for their cake tasting (which oh em gee, it was amazing) I was so ecstatic to finally be able to photograph these two amazing people on a day where we celebrated them and their love.

I get close to my couples. But every year or so there’s always one couple that I tend to become bff’s with, the couple that not only hires me because I do great work, but because they know we’d make best friends. The couple that actually doesn’t mind getting together for dinner or drinks as a matter of fact, they’re excited too. They don’t just think I’m their photographer. They’re just as invested in me as I am with them. This year Nick & Jess was that couple.

I can go off for hours and tell you how their love story went but, I think the photos will speak for themselves. Instead I’d rather tell you what these two mean to me: I’ve never felt more cared for or loved by a couple. Jessica & Nick, you both are the most loving, selfless, and caring people I know. Throughout our whole process you loved hearing more about Jenn & I’s adventures than about your wedding. You sat with me and helped me plan out our engagement, you comforted me when I was worried to call Jenn’s mom, and you were there for us as soon as we got back from our trip, excited to hear about our adventures even though your wedding was a week away. You have cared more about me than any other couple has in all my years of photographing. You made me feel loved. You made me feel special, and you made me feel like your best friend. To be honest, I needed you more than you needed me. I cried when you were reading your vows to one another, during your first dance, and during your toasts. Your family and friends agree that you two are the most selfless people they know as well. You are always there for everyone around you and never questioning it. In this past year, I have seen it over and over again. So instead of you two thanking me for documenting your story, let me be the first to say thank YOU for allowing me to get to know such amazing, genuine, beautiful people. Thank YOU for allowing ME to capture and document this journey together. And thank you for always being there for me. Even if we’ve only known each other for a year now…I have a feeling we’re going to be best friends for a lifetime.

I seriously am honored for you all to meet this beautiful couple: Jessica & Nick.

Hilary & Chris | Newport Vineyards

Well the time has finally come! It’s 2018 and the wedding season has begun. We couldn’t be happier that we started the season off with this beautiful couple at one of our favorite venues, Newport Vineyards.

Hilary & Chris choose to have an intimate wedding with 60 of their closest family and friends. Their day couldn’t have gone any smoother. The weather held up, the reception rocked and the photos came out stunning.

Special thanks to all the vendors who worked with us that day to create such a picture-perfect day for them!

Congratulations to the beautiful bride & groom!

Meet: Hilary & Chris

Special shoutout to all those who made Hilary & Chris’s day possible:

Photography: Ryan DeVoll Photography
Venue: Newport Vineyards
DJ: DJ Imho
Florist: Le’s Isle Rose
Hair & Makeup: BellaBeauty Bridal

Aubrey & Luke | Engagement session in Newport, RI

Sometimes when I speak to couples over the phone for the first time, they spend some time chatting about our conversation and services with their family & friends. Understandably since choosing a wedding photographer isn't an easy decision. However for Aubrey & Luke as soon as they saw my site, they knew they wanted to book me. After a few emails we even planned their engagement session for the week they booked! This never happens! 

Aubrey & Luke we're so excited for their lovebird session and I can totally see why! These two were so in love and adorable - even at 5am! We braved the time and woke up super early to head out to Newport, RI and capture their story with early morning walks on the beach, wine at 6am, and of course breakfast ;) 

I had such a great time and I can't wait to see Aubrey & Luke again. Here's just a snippet of their lovebird session! Enjoy!

With love,
Ryan

RI Family Portraits: The Silvia Family

I just love it when I get to photograph families. It brings me back to a few years ago when I started this business. All I photographed were portraits and families. Capturing their special relationship with one another and their family as a whole has always made me smile behind the camera, and Brittany's family wasn't any different. 

I've known Brittany since high school. We graduated together, and she was actually one of the first ever people to be photographed by me. I was able to capture her senior portrait :) So we go way back! When she contacted me about a family portrait session, I was beyond excited! We decided to go with a beach session and prayed to God that it wouldn't rain and we finally got lucky one day this month! 

I hope you all enjoy. I think you can definitely tell how much fun we had with this session :)

Whitney & Tyler | Newport Vineyards Wedding, RI

Boy do I have a treat for you all today. Back at the beginning of this year, my goal was to photograph my couple's in a more candid, storytelling way. Not every wedding presents itself like this, but every so often you get to photograph everything as it happens and you just sit back and smile through the camera. 

May I present to you: Whitney & Tyler
Whitney is a actually an amazing blogger & graphic designer. When I got the call from LA, I honestly thought it was some advertising company trying to sell me something. I had no idea that this couple from LA wanted me to be their wedding photographer. When I found out that Whitney was a blogger, I had this cool idea for her to guest blog on my site. After all, who better to tell her story. I hope you all enjoy this special sneak peek of Whitney & Tyler's big day at Newport Vineyards. These images are definitely some of my favorite thus far. I can't wait for you to see them. But first, take it away Whitney!

Hello everyone!

My name is Whitney Eshleman, a graphic designer and blogger based in Los Angeles, California. I went to art school at Suffolk University in Boston and lived there for a few years before moving to Los Angeles in 2007. I created my lifestyle blog, hoopLA, on a whim after a layoff in 2010 and it just took off. Since then I have been designing and writing and hoopLA has me all over California, and now expanding across the US.

I've lived in LA for nine years, and anyone who has been here for some time knows dating in Los Angeles isn't easy. It's the land of the online dating. I was lucky enough to have a herniated disc injury and needed surgery because I met my now husband, Tyler. Tyler was my physical therapist after my surgery and it was love at first sight. From the moment we saw each other, we were together. I am originally from Glastonbury, CT and Tyler is from Binghamton, NY so we both have the east coast mentality. Plus, we both went to school in Boston and are huge Red Sox fans. 

Tyler now works for a company where he visits four high end hotels in Los Angeles and the City of Santa Monica, and teaches ergonomics to their employees. I am a freelance graphic designer, so our flexible schedules allow us to have "adventures" (as we call them) and hike, bike, camp, and travel as much as we can. We want to experience as much as life has to offer.

When it came to wedding planning, I was planning 3,000 miles away from where we were getting married. My mom helped me plan everything after we were engaged. We wanted something rustic, yet elegant and Newport Vineyards was the perfect venue. Tyler and I are huge winos, so when we heard it was a vineyard, we were sold. I visited 3 months later to seal the deal and Tyler and I fly out the May before so he could see it too. In terms of finding our DJ, caterer, Ryan, hair/makeup, and flowers, I had to just trust my gut. My mom found a few through word of mouth recommendations and I found some on theknot.com and did a little research on my own. In May we met with everyone and felt confident in our choices and they all turned out to be rock stars. One word of advice for your wedding is to find a photographer who you enjoy being around because they are with you all day. I not only enjoyed Ryan and his team, but I loved them. On a day where emotions are running high, they knew exactly how to take control and pose us. They can really read people and made sure Tyler and I were happy, comfortable, fed, and liquored up.  Ryan is a joy to work with and he always has a smile on his face. More than anything I loved that he checked in with Tyler and I right up to the day and he was always accessible. I am in absolute love with what I've seen so far and hope you love them too!

Follow along with my more recent adventures on my blog! I hope to see you there!

XOXO,
Whitney

Whitney & Tyler's full gallery will be available soon.
For now, let's give a special thank you to all of those who worked hard on their special day:

Photographer: Ryan DeVoll Photography
Venue: Newport Vineyards
DJ: DJ Valentina
Hair & Makeup: Lynda Williams Beauty
Florist: Flowerthyme

Beth & Joe | The Towers in Narragansett, RI Wedding

On a misty Saturday in September, Beth & Joe decided to tie the knot at The Towers in Narragansett. Although the weather wasn't the best, that didn't stop Beth & Joe. We braved the incoming storm and walked away with some beautiful photos. I was so excited for Beth & Joe's big day from the moment they contacted me. From the beautiful hidden treasures where we took their portraits at, to their killer dance performance mid way through their reception. It couldn't have been anymore fun. Today marks 1 month for these two and I couldn't have thought of a better gift than a little sneak peek into their day. I can't wait to show you the rest.

Happy 1 month anniversary Beth & Joe!

Also, special thanks to these folks who made Beth & Joe's day possible:

Venue: The Towers
Event Coordinator: Amanda Barker
Florist: Flower Thyme
DJ: Pauline Pinto
Makeup: Jessica D'Amore
Hair: Mitsi Dupre

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Amanda & Dan | Newport Vineyards Wedding

Cheers for the weekend being right around the corner! This weekend we have ourselves a triple header. That means we're photographing a couple Friday, Saturday and Sunday! It's going to one heck of a weekend but we're most excited to return to this beautiful venue pictured below: Newport Vineyards.

Amanda & Dan both grew up in Rhode Island, so it was only fitting that they celebrated with all their family and friends in true Rhody style. This included a beautiful, rustic Newport vineyard wedding complete with "chowda", and an amazing clambake that had fresh lobster, mussels, potatoes, corn on the cob, and even portuguese sausage! It was an absolutely perfect day. 

Here's a sneak peek!

Venue: Newport Vineyards
DJ: DJ T-Rex
Caterer: McGrath Clambakes

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Amanda & DJ | The Bohlin, Newport RI Wedding

It's not very often I don't have the opportunity to meet my clients in person. Very rarely are they from somewhere other than Rhode Island or Massachusetts. However, Amanda & DJ contacted me and told me their story and I couldn't pass up the opportunity to photograph these two. 

They met back in high school through mutual friends and started dating in college and ever since then, the rest was history. Originally from West Chester, PA they wanted to have their special day with a little coastal glamour and Newport was the perfect spot. I seriously had a blast photographing their day. From the getting ready, to the first look, to their portrait session - These two were up for anything. One of my favorite parts of their day was when Cayleigh (Amanda's MOH) made her speech. She spoke about how Amanda's dad, Richard (who unfortunately passed away) would be so happy that this day finally came so he could welcome DJ into the family. Although Richard couldn't be there, Cayleigh was and they had a special tradition in Amanda's family where new members would be sprayed in with Silly String - Cayleigh did the honors for Richard. It was a special moment in the room and almost had everyone in tears of joy. Richard was apart of the day just as much as anyone else. I spotted a photo of him and Amanda on a nearby table during the reception and immediately wanted to re-create that photo with DJ and Declan. You can see that below. 

I apologize for the length of this post. It has to be the biggest blog post I've done in awhile. But these two are so gorgeous that I couldn't pass up sharing all of these with you. A special shout out and thank you to Shannon Matos, who joined us for the day and helped along the way! And to all of Amanda & DJ's family and friends: We hope you all enjoy these as much as we enjoyed capturing them.

With love,
Ryan

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