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    Hello! Thanks for stopping by! I’m Teresa Sweet, one of Rhode Island's leading Newborn & Portrait photographers This is where you will get a chance to look at my life, through my eyes. I love having a blog that is both for my business as well as my personal life so my friends, family, clients and all the viewers can really get to know who I am and how I view the world.

    So grab a cup of coffee, sit back and enjoy browsing through all the stories you’re about to read. I love visitors, both old and new, so please feel free to leave some comments. If you like what you see and would like to be kept up to date with my work & promotions, you may subscribe to the blog.

    Please visit my website (http://www.teresasweetphotography.com) for more information and to see more galleries of my work. Have fun!

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Meet Teresa

The moment when you see the portraits of your newborn, or of your beautiful family, and it literally takes your breath away….that is the reason why I love photography.  I am so completely and utterly inspired by newborns and children.  From the newborn wrinkly skin, to an infant’s belly laugh, to the wide, expressive eyes filled with wonderment of a young child. I am so blessed to be a part of their lives every time they come to see me.

I specialize in newborn photography because there truly is no greater sight in the world than a baby and to see the love of the child’s parents of their new addition to their family.  There are no words to describe how it feels when families hire me to photograph their families to capture each milestone in their lives.   I absolutely love what I do and I make sure to have each and every family that hires me, feel that they are the only family in the world right at that moment and nothing else matters.  I promise to capture amazing art so that every time you walk by the portraits on your wall, it brings tears to your eyes because you will know that your heart and soul are in those photographs.

 

~ Teresa

 

Little Facts About Me:

~ I’m a country girl at heart.  I swear if I wasn’t so close to my family, I’d move out to Nashville or some place like that and live the life of a cowgirl. <3

~ My family is the world to me.  My world completely revolves around my husband, our 3 boys and our families….and of course, I live and breathe photography.  The rest is just icing on the cake.

~ I was adopted when I was 3 yrs old and it’s been a goal of mine since I was about 10 yrs old to adopt one day.  I still pray that we can achieve that dream sometime in the future.

~ My favorite movie is The Wizard of Oz although my favorite genre is horror movies.  But I also love Ever After, A Walk To Remember, Goonies, Labyrinth (now I’ll be singing “Dance Magic Dance” in my head all night long).

~ While I love to read watch movies about sharks, I’m completely petrified of them.  I love the ocean but you won’t catch me going in any higher than my knees.  If you do, call the police because I’ve been kidnapped!!

~ My favorite food in the world is bacon.  Anything bacon.  And cupcakes. Oh…and my homemade chocolate peanut butter truffles.  They are to die for (if I do say so myself). lol

~ I’m a sucker for high heels!  Love them.

~ I am completely addicted to the Food Network Channel.

~ My favorite sounds in the entire world are my childrens’ laughter, hearing the heartbeat of your unborn child (there’s nothing like that beating whooshing sound), the ocean, rain and horse’s hooves.  What a variety, huh? 😉

~ My favorite smells are babies, a barn, lilacs and springtime….just after it rains.

~ I LOVE to mentor and teach photography to others.  I began to mentor a year or two ago and a fellow photographer & I are beginning to create workshops & classes for photographers.  There are photographers of all levels but we are very passionate about teaching beginners or hobbyists the proper way to use your camera, understanding exposure & composition, lighting, posing and all that other fun stuff.  So if you’re reading this and you think it’s something you’d be interested in, either subscribe to this blog to be kept up to date on what’s happening with it or send me a message!:)

~ When I have the time to sit down, I love the following tv shows:  Biggest Loser, Extreme Weight Loss, Grey’s Anatomy, Once Upon A Time, Grimm,  Face Off, Ink Master

~ I have always had a fear of public speaking…HOWEVER, if you let me talk about photography or I’m doing my job, I have no problems jumping on a chair and organizing 200 guests to call out the shots! 😉  If I could talk about photography or about my children all day, you’d have to tell me to shut up.  Or get ear plugs.  Whichever came first. 😛

~ I think it would be fantastic to photograph a celebrity newborn session or celebrity wedding one day….I know, I dream big! Haha!  The closest I’ve come so far was having Dylan Walsh (from Nip Tuck) & Joanna Going (Law & Order, CSI, etc) at a wedding.  So wished I got a photo with them but didn’t want to be unprofessional.  I did, however, get some great photos OF them. 😉

~ I am an avid kickboxer.  I train with ilovekickboxing.com in North Providence, RI and loooooove every second of it and currently training to become an instructor with them.

~ If I didn’t choose the path of being a photographer, I secretly would love to be a chef or fitness trainer.  But I’m glad it worked out the way it did because I certainly can’t imagine my life any different than the way it is now.  I’m truly blessed.

  • Erin WaldronDecember 24, 2010 - 4:28 am

    I love your fun facts, but I am absolutely obsessed with your pin-up picture! Hot mama!!!

  • LisaApril 15, 2011 - 10:20 am

    Teresa,
    If you ever want to take your boys to a barn and take pictures of them with horses, let me know…My Dad has three Appaloosas that are as docile and friendly as big dogs. I’d be happy to have an excuse to visit and see them myself. ANYTIME…just give me a ‘yeehaw’.

  • gina ferrazzanoApril 20, 2011 - 10:17 am

    I enjoyed reading about who you are and looking at your work. That little miss a is a beautiful baby, and i wish i had some pics like those of my four children at that age. I’ve always enjoyed taking pictures most of my life. Although i’m not a professional, I don’t do too bad. Enjoyed your sight a great deal, keep up the great work.

    Gina

  • ColleenOctober 4, 2011 - 10:41 am

    Oh Teresa! We were meant to be! My favorite movie of all time is The Wizard of Oz. No seriously; two tattoos and an entire showroom prove my case :o) Justin loves sharks – loves watching about them, reading about them, fishing for them, and eating them! We are so excited you are our photographer!

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