I get asked all the time, what’s your favorite location to photograph Rhode Island engagement sessions? And my first answer is always…where the couple has a place of belonging or nostalgia – their home, a first date location, a beach they visit every year on vacation, a favorite coffee shop, etc. If you are not […]

Mar 15, 2023


couple sails their boat off Castle Hill Lighthouse during engagement photos

KATE + BRANDON | September 2019 | Jamestown, Rhode Island I met Kate and Brandon through mutual sailing friends probably 5 years ago.  We’ve gotten to know each other over the years through regattas and a few dark ‘n stormies at happy hour!  These two live and breathe the sailing lifestyle.  When we were deciding […]

Jun 15, 2020


fall engagement photo session in a grassy field with a vintage truck

Most couples know me as a Newport wedding photographer!  But what you may or may not know is that I actually live in the small coastal town 25 minutes north of Newport called Tiverton, RI. We like to call it our best kept secret. So when Maura and John reached out asking for a beautiful, […]

Mar 30, 2020


HANNAH + TREVOR | December 2019 | Rowayton, CT Serendipity played a major role in Hannah + Trevor meeting! Trevor asked Hannah out for their first date to Rowayton Seafood, which is where Hannah’s parents had their first date!  They hit it off immediately, sharing a love of travel, the water, skiing, and good food. […]

Mar 12, 2020


couple waves to the block island ferry at east matunuck

ALLIE + OWEN | September 2019 | East Matunuck State Beach, Rhode Island Some days its hard to believe that I’ve lived in Rhode Island for 7 years. Especially when I realize how small Rhode Island is and how many places I have yet to explore in the last 7 years! The beaches have grown […]

Jan 24, 2020


Coastal Engagement Photos with Maria Burton Photography

THE ENGAGEMENT SESSION GUIDE The engagement session is such a special session for my brides + grooms to be…and for me! I whole heartedly encourage each of my couples to take advantage of their complimentary engagement session for a number of reasons. First, it’s a great way for us to spend two full hours getting […]

Jun 3, 2019


Couple poses in vintage truck for engagement session by Maria Burton Photography

MIKAELA + TED | OCTOBER 2018 | PRUDENCE ISLAND, RHODE ISLAND  When Mikaela approached me about a Prudence Island engagement session, I was beyond excited about the idea. And then she mentioned that Ted had a vintage Ford truck. And that they’d want to incorporate the truck into the shoot. SOLD!! One of my favorite […]

Apr 15, 2019


Newport Engagement photos on moped on Ocean Drive

ALLISON + BOBBY | OCTOBER 2018 | OCEAN DRIVE ENGAGEMENT SESSION Ocean Drive Engagement Sessions are high on my list of Newport engagement locations. Especiallyyyyy when my clients have MOPEDS. Bonus! Our engagement sessions are such a special time. I love getting to know my clients and create ease in style + “poses” before the […]

Feb 28, 2019


Jamestown Winter Engagement Photos

Jamestown, RI Engagement Session | December 2018 | Beavertail State Park I think I have probably never laughed as hard as I did with Hope and Dan last weekend! Their Jamestown, RI Engagement Session was your typical winter session: bitter cold, light breeze off the water, and that smoky blue sky with a promise of […]

Jan 29, 2019


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