My Newport RI wedding photography, uses a visual storytelling approach to photography and StoryBook design of your wedding day.
I will give you authentic images that resonate all the love and connection you feel on your wedding day.
Celebrate what truly matters.
The StoryBook shows how good it feels to be in love.
It becomes a narrative of love and belonging that connects us to each other.
The StoryBook is filled with artistic heartfelt imagery that takes you back to a moment in time.
You will relive all the emotions you felt on your wedding day.
The StoryBook is your story of love and belonging.
It captures one of life’s most treasured moments and becomes more precious with time.
Imagine the years of enjoyment this handcrafted heirloom will be for future generations.
The StoryBook is the emotional connection to your wedding story.
Newport RI Wedding Moments
Couples getting married in Newport can choose from a variety of picturesque settings for their Newport RI wedding photography.
Newport offers romantic and historic venues, churches, spectacular ocean views, landscaped gardens and inspiring architecture for wedding photography.
Here are some examples of the storytelling moments I capture with my Newport RI wedding photography.
Romantic Couple Moments
Set aside some time to create a elegant romantic couple moment that says “Married in Newport RI.”
Before the Ceremony
The ‘getting ready” before the ceremony begins provides for moments that reveal the relationships and intimate connections between you, your family and friends. I like to convert these moments into B+W to emphasize the emotional content.
The moment you say “I do”. Unobtrusive moments during the ceremony are the emotional surprises in your StoryBook.
Weddings are a great opportunity to create family memories with group photos of the wedding party and family members before the cocktail hour begins.
All the details that reflect the style, uniqueness and personality that you created for your loved ones are sentimental elements of your wedding story.
Beautiful reception details capture that capture your style and personality. They are important in creating the ambiance and set the stage for the reception.
The reception brings everyone together to celebrate the introduction, the first dance, speeches and dancing with family and friends. It is filled with opportunities for spontaneous moments.
Visual Storytelling Approach to Newport RI Wedding Photography
Visual storytelling is the art of using photography and design.
I photograph with the design of the StoryBook in mind to maintain a visual consistency to the narrative of the day.
We do considerable planning together before the wedding to create a photographic timeline.
That insures that I am aware of the details that matter, the important relationships and the family dynamics.
Breathe, relax and enjoy your wedding day.
By creating a photo timeline that is flexible and stress free, will allow you to just be yourselves and in the moment.
On your wedding day I focus on capturing you naturally in the moment.
Please Consider Less = More
Wedding photography in this digital age has changed how we view and experience images.
The quantity of photos delivered seem to be valued more than the quality of the photos themselves.
Most wedding albums are seen as an additional product separate from the photography itself.
My philosophy is : Less = More + Value
My wedding couples appreciate that less is more and prefer the value of a printed StoryBook of enhanced images.
All wedding photographers provide images of beauty and nostalgia but they lack the emotional end product of the StoryBook approach.
The process of selecting and editing thousands of delivered images can be overwhelming and frustrating to a newly married couple.
As a result, most wedding photos are seen on a computer screen and then languish on a hard drive or in a drawer.
In contrast, I deliver fewer but more exceptional finished printed images, that really matter to you, in a one of a kind StoryBook product.
Custom Designed Wedding StoryBook
The StoryBook tells the story of your wedding in a way no other product can.
It celebrates and preserves all the emotions, expressions and relationships that you felt on your wedding day.
The couples I photograph value my storytelling artistry and design abilities, preferring that I create the initial design and selection of images.
The StoryBook layout uses emotional moments
Most wedding albums are at best a collection of photos that show beauty and nostalgia but lack an emotional narrative.
The sequencing of the artistically enhanced images utilize size and white space on the spread to emphasize the story of your wedding day.
Each spread is a chapter that allows you to relive all the all the emotion, mood and interaction of your wedding day.
All the excitement of getting ready, saying “I do”, the reception along with memorable portraits of your family and friends are the moments included in your StoryBook.
The initial design layout is presented online for your review and collaboration.
The StoryBook is a 9X12 hardcover book printed on 100% archival fine art museum quality matte paper and is hand-bound by craftsmen in the USA.
A variety of photo, fabric or leather cover choices are available with options for imprinting.
StoryBooks range from 30 to 60 pages to include 45 to 100 artistically enhanced images.
When you open up a StoryBook you see a full page narrative layout without cuts or gutters in the lay flat binding, so your images display without any distractions.
Each image in the StoryBook is artistically enhanced
Using my signature b+w conversions or painterly color enhancements to insure the highest quality reproduction.
Here is an example StoryBook design layout
Fabric cover/ 9 X 12/ 15 spreads/ 30 pages/47 images
Couples Kind Words
Some kind words from wedding couples have shared about their Newport RI wedding photography experience with me.
“WOW!!!” I opened the photo link with Mark as soon as I got home from work the other day and almost cried at how beautifully you captured the entire wedding day. We are thrilled with every photo you took. I can’t say enough how pleased I am that we asked you to photograph our wedding. I know that these photos will be the perfect way to remember the love and joy from that day for the rest of our lives.”
Laura and Mark
“Our wedding photographs are amazing. Peter was able to capture the quiet moments and the candid shots that truly allow the photos to tell the story of our wedding day. By the end of our wedding Peter felt like family and we will continue to call on Peter for future events and family portraits.”
Candice and Victor
“Peter, you should know that beyond the artistry of what you captured with your lens, your calm direction and presence helped guide us through the crazy twists and turns of such an important and emotional day. You had a tremendous impact both on how events unfolded that day and how we will preserve and remember them forever.”
Emily and Michael
“Thank you for the beautiful photos! Peter is an amazing artist that is able to capture the essence of each moment. Nithin and I can’t stop looking at these photos and feel like were reliving the most special day of our lives. We really want to thank you for all your hard work…you did not stop once the entire day and even took time to take additional family photographs. We are so thankful and amazed at your talent. We had high expectations given your prior work and we are now beyond words…”
Sonia and Nithin
“Tears came when we saw the photographs from our wedding day. It was so fantastic to relive the day and see things that we didn’t know he was getting or weren’t able to see that day ourselves. The photos are so special to us and so incredibly valuable.”
Betsy and Greg
“I can’t begin to tell you how incredible and wonderful this wedding StoryBook is… style, layout and awesome photography… an elegant memory of a truly special day for us.”
Gigi and Michael
“You made the day even more enjoyable… not only were the photographs beautiful but you were so much a part of the whole day.”
Stacey and Michael
“We had a wonderful day and were so happy to see that the photographs captured our once in a lifetime emotions. we also appreciate your creativity and flexibility during such a rainy and windy day.”
Christine and Greg
“As you know, family is very important to us and I feel so fortunate to have had you there to capture each moment… we felt so relaxed with you.”
Erin and Peter
“Peter was great. I couldn’t be happier. I am most excited about my StoryBook. He creates the most chic, sophisticated album I have ever seen.”
Kelly and Nick
“We had such a connection…you were such a huge part of our wedding and our friends and family loved you! The photographs are a true reflection of the day, but with your vision and artistry. They are truly memories that we will always cherish.”
Kristen and Bruce
About Peter | Visual Storyteller
An older video about me and my approach.
Single Vision Approach
My Newport RI wedding photography uses a visual storytelling approach to the photography and StoryBook design of your wedding day.
As a couple you work hard to put together the best quality vendors that fit together as a team.
Over the years, I have been fortunate to have built solid relationships with many wedding industry professionals.
I have collaborated with wedding planners, event designers and florists.
Many of Newport’s famous venues have me on their preferred vendor lists.
I prefer using available light to create a cinematic mood and feeling with color. Classic B+W imagery is used to express the emotional moments.
I approach the day in a calm unobtrusive manner so you can relax and enjoy your wedding day.
Having a background in design allows me to tell your your story with a printed StoryBook.
Couples trust my…
- storytelling artistry and design
- 17+ years of experience
- level of involvement
- personalized service
- preferred vendor
Newport RI Wedding Photography Costs and Options
Each couples wedding story is unique.
At the beginning of the wedding planning process most couples may not be aware of all the options or costs involved in creating a memorable wedding day.
Several coverage options available.
Full weekend coverage and StoryBook of the rehearsal dinner and wedding day for large weddings.
Hourly wedding day coverage for intimate weddings and elopements.
Give yourself the gift of a lifetime of memories.
Our pricing allows you to create a custom commission based on your needs and budget.
As a couple you will receive:
- extensive pre wedding consultations
- hourly wedding photography coverage
- post production/ editing/ image processing
- downloadable archival digital files
- custom designed 9 X 12 StoryBook
Wedding Photography is $500.00 per hour of coverage
StoryBooks priced on page count and range from $1500.00 to $3000.00
Commission is subject to 7% RI Sales Tax.
Personal Checks accepted.
After the Wedding
I usually post a few “teasers” of enhanced images on Instagram right after the wedding.
Archival Digital Files
All the processed and edited archival color digital files are sent as a downloadable link about 2 weeks after the wedding.
I will design the initial layout. An email link will be sent to you for your review, collaboration and approval.
All the images in the StoryBook are artistically enhanced and some images are converted to black and white.
Each spread has a comment section. Comments are emailed directly to the studio.
Changes will be made to your StoryBook per your comments and a revised StoryBook link emailed to you for review and approval.
Once approval is made I will send it out for printing and binding. The StoryBook is usually back in our studio within 3-4 weeks.
At that point it will be inspected and shipped to you.
How to Book your Newport RI Wedding Photography
If you feel we are a good fit and value for your wedding photography, then let’s start to collaborate and book your Newport RI wedding photography story.
Fill out the form below to start a conversation.
First be sure to let me know the best way to reach you for an initial consultation: by phone, email or FaceTime.
Then we can discuss the details of your wedding day expectations and begin creating a budget and photo timeline.
After our meeting, a simple Letter of Agreement will follow and a non-refundable retainer is required to hold your date. The balance is due at least 30 days before the wedding date.
Looking forward to hearing about your Newport RI Wedding photography story.
Peter Silvia – photographer | designer
Greer Silvia – studio manager