Newport RI Wedding Photography

My Newport RI wedding photography uses a visual storytelling approach to the photography and StoryBook design of your wedding day.

I will give you authentic, classic and timeless images that resonate all the love and connection you feel on your wedding day.

Newport RI wedding moment, couple enjoying a glass of champagne by the Rosecliff Mansion fountain.

Newport RI Wedding Moments

Couples getting married in Newport can choose from a variety of picturesque settings for their Newport RI wedding photography.

Newport RI 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.”

  • Wedding couple kissing in The Chanler garden.
  • Rosecliff StoryBook H+P on staircase
  • Couple on the lawn with Hunters moon at Rosecliff Mansion wedding.
  • Castle Hill Inn Lighthouse wedding couple
  • Belle Mer wedding, bride and groom portrait in St Johns Church doorway.
  • Rosecliff Mansion, military wedding.
  • Wedding couple at  Castle Hill Inn Lighthouse.
  • Wedding couple on a foggy coastline in Newport RI.
  • Wedding couple on the lawn of The Chanler Hotel.
  • Wedding couple outside the Breakers Mansion with Rolls Royce.
  • Castle Hill sunset wedding couple.

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.

  • Bride getting ready with help from mom and bridesmaids at Villa 120.
  • Groom with brothers getting ready at NYYC wedding.
  • Jr groomsmen wake the groom at Vanderbilt Hotel.
  • Bride sharing a glass of champagne with bridesmaids Rosecliff Mansion.
  • Bride checking makeup before ceremony at Castle Hill Inn.Castle Hill Inn.
  • Flower girl looks at brides dress before the ceremony at NYYC.
  • NYYC bride sees dad before ceremony.

The Ceremony

The moment you say “I do”. Unobtrusive moments during the ceremony are the emotional surprises in your StoryBook.

  • Groomsman reaction during St George's Church wedding.
  • Couple exchange vows at Trinity Church wedding ceremony
  • Wedding couple exchange vows at St Mary's Church ceremony
  • NYYC StoryBook spread 06 B+D
  • Jr groomsman during St Lucy's Church wedding.
  • Couple leave ceremony at Castle Hill Inn with flower petal shower.
  • Wedding couple kiss in front of St Mary's Church after ceremony


Weddings are a great opportunity to create family memories with group photos of the wedding party and family members before the cocktail hour begins.

  • NYYC Wedding party with flower girls
  • American Gothic portrait of couple with American flag at Rosecliff Mansion.
  • Rosecliff Mansion wedding party large group photo.
  • Rpsecliff  winter wedding StoryBook spread 11 B+S
  • Castle Hill Inn wedding StoryBook A+E spread-07
  • Rosecliff Mansion StoryBook spread 19 H+P

Wedding Details

All the details that reflect the style, uniqueness and personality that you created for your loved ones are sentimental elements of your wedding story.

  • Wedding dress and shoes Glen Manor House.
  • Wedding detail shots-bride holding unique bouquet
  • Wedding detail shots of bowtie and boutonniere
  • Wedding detail shots-wedding rings and boutonniere.
  • wedding rings and bouquet
  • wedding detail shots-Father of bride holding sentimental details.

Reception Decor

Beautiful reception details capture that capture your style and personality. They are important in creating the ambiance and set the stage for the reception.

  • Exterior Rosecliff Mansion exterior Wedding reception decor.
  • Wedding decor shots Rosecliff Mansion ballroom
  • Castle Hill Inn wedding reception table decor details
  • Castle Hill Inn wedding reception table decor
  • NYYC StoryBook spread 09 B+D
  • Interior tent lighting decor NYYC tent

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.

  • Belle Mer introduction and first dance.
  • Rosecliff Mansion bride and groom fill champagne toast tower at cocktail hour
  • Trumpet introduction to reception at Rosecliff Mansion.
  • Bustling the bride at Castle Hill Inn wedding.
  • Wedding couple first dance in Rosecliff Mansion ballroom
  • Wedding couple view reception at Newport Country Club.
  • Groom reaction to speeches at Castle Hill Inn wedding reception.
  • Father daughter dance at Glen Manor House wedding
  • Guests taking group photo with selfie stick at Blithewold Mansion reception.
  • St Michael's Church, Blithewold Mansion, Bristol RI
  • Grandparents at Rosecliff wedding reception.
  • Wedding couple dancing the Tora at Rosecliff Mansion.
  • Cigar time at The Chanler Hotel reception

Visual Storytelling Approach to Newport RI Wedding Photography

Visual Storytelling StoryBook layout of Bride and groom reacting to speeches during reception at Rosecliff Mansion ballroom.

Visual storytelling is the art of using photography and design.

Single Vision Approach

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.

About Peter | Visual Storyteller

Portrait of Peter Silvia Newport RI Wedding Photographer

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

Couples Kind Words

Some kind words from wedding couples have shared about their Newport RI wedding photography experience with me.

NYYC wedding couple, hands with rings and bouquet.

“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

Custom Designed Wedding StoryBook

Celebrate what truly matters.

Custom designed Newport RI wedding storybook.

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.

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. 

The StoryBook celebrates and preserves all the emotions, expressions and relationships that you felt on your wedding day.

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.

These hardcover StoryBooks are printed on 100% archival fine art museum quality matte paper and hand-bound by craftsmen in the USA.

The StoryBook is available in two sizes, 9 X 12 or 8 X 10. These hardcover books are printed on 100% archival fine art museum quality matte paper and hand-bound by craftsmen in the USA.

Front and back StoryBook cover of a Rosecliff Mansion wedding.
Front and back StoryBook cover

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.

Lay flat two page spreads in a Rosecliff Mansion StoryBook.
Lay flat two page spreads

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.

Each image in the StoryBook is artistically enhanced with  b+w conversions or painterly color enhancements to insure the highest quality reproduction.
Artistically enhanced color and b+w images

Here is an example StoryBook design layout

Fabric cover/ 9 X 12/ 15 spreads/ 30 pages/47 images

  • NYYC StoryBook cover B+D
  • NYYC StoryBook spread 01 B+D
  • NYYC StoryBook spread 02 B+D
  • NYYC StoryBook spread 03 B+D
  • NYYC StoryBook spread 04 B+D
  • NYYC StoryBook spread 05 B+D
  • NYYC StoryBook spread 06 B+D
  • NYYC StoryBook spread 07 B+D
  • NYYC StoryBook spread 08 B+D
  • NYYC StoryBook spread 09 B+D
  • NYYC StoryBook spread 10 B+D
  • NYYC StoryBook spread 11 B+D
  • NYYC StoryBook spread 12 B+D
  • NYYC StoryBook spread 13 B+D
  • NYYC StoryBook spread 14 B+D
  • NYYC StoryBook spread 15 B+D

Newport RI Wedding Photography Costs and Options

Veiled wedding couple embrace at The Elms Gardens.

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.

Give yourself the gift of a lifetime of memories with a wedding storybook.

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 StoryBook

Wedding Photography is $500.00 per hour of coverage

StoryBooks are priced on size and page count and range from $1000.00 to $3000.00

Commission is subject to 7% RI Sales Tax.
Personal Checks accepted. 

After the Wedding

Couple kissing in sports car after wedding ceremony at Eisenhower House.

Social Media

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.

StoryBook Design

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

Wedding couple enjoying a quiet moment after the ceremony at Glen Manor House.

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

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