As Dennis grew up in Newport, Rhode Island and Erin attended RISD in Providence, we have a distinct advantage being Newport wedding photographers in that we know tons of great, off-the-beaten-track locations for not just Newport wedding photography, but also for timeless fashion-inspired portraits. It’s called the ocean state for good reason, you’re never more than 45 minutes from the coast and this proximity brings refreshing breezes in the summer months. The historical significance of Rhode Island can not be overstated and it’s full of majestic, gilded-age architecture perfectly suited to elegant wedding ceremonies and luxurious wedding receptions.

For a seaside estate wedding, Oceancliff Newport offers incredible views of Narragansett Bay and the Newport Bridge. If candid wedding photojournalism set amidst gilded age romance sounds like your day, an Oceancliff Newport wedding would certainly not disappoint. Additionally, its central location means you could incorporate visiting some of the Newport Mansions into your Newport wedding photography.

Just up the coast from Newport, nestled along the banks of the Sakonnet river is the Glen Manor House. For a classic French chateau wedding in New England, the Glen Manor house is the perfect choice and would lend itself wonderfully to a lavish editorial photography inspired image collection. Being situated on the eastern shores of the river, you’ll be almost guaranteed shelter from the occasionally strong afternoon sea-breeze which will almost surely be at your backs.  

On the very western edge of Rhode Island is a town Dennis' family lives in and also where Taylor Swift likes to spend her summers. The premier wedding venue in Westerly’s Watch Hill community is The Ocean House. Just steps from the typically calm waters of the Block Island, the venue is an outstanding choice if you’re after sun-drenched New England destination wedding photography. And who knows, you may run into Taylor getting an ice-cream with her new boyfriend.

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Astor's Beechwood Mansion
Fort Adams State Park
Oceancliff Hotel
The Chanler

Newport Location

Viera Photographics
23 View Ave, Middletown, RI 02842
(401) 608-3099