Newport, RI Photography Spotlight with Sarah Peterson Photography

Location Guides

Hey there! If your family is headed to the US Naval War College in Newport, RI, this post is for you! Keep reading for a Newport, RI Photography Spotlight brought to you by fellow milspouse photographer, Sarah Peterson Photography!

What are your top three favorite locations for sessions? Briefly share about each.

Castle Hill Lighthouse

Park at the Marina and follow the trail up to the water. You will find breathtaking views of the water and lighthouse making it the perfect seasonal backdrop!

Three boys at Castle Hill Lighthouse  in Sarah Peterson Photography's Newport, RI photography spotlight
Castle Hill Lighthouse, Sarah Peterson Photography

Prescott Farms

This is a lovely area with wooden fences, duck pond and walking trails. Great location for family sessions.

Daddy and daughter at Prescott Farms in Sarah Peterson Photography's Newport, RI photography spotlight
Prescott Farms, Sarah Peterson Photography

Fort Adam

This is a wonderful location that’s versatile. The historic Fort provides a great backdrop. Driving beyond the residential living quarters closer to the water, you will find the iconic bridge/water shot: famous for Newport.

Family on the rocks at Fort Adam in Sarah Peterson Photography's Newport, RI photography spotlight
Fort Adam, Sarah Peterson Photography

Are there any particularly busy seasons for photographers in this area? Any events an incoming photographer should know about?

Summertime is CRAZY busy in Newport. Plan for extra time if driving through Newport to any locations.

What should an incoming photographer know about permits in this area?

No permits needed. Call to confirm as regulations could change.

What is the biggest piece of advice you’d give to an incoming photographer?

Seasonal Mini Sessions are HUGE in this area.

Where can other milspouse photographers connect with you?


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I've been navigating military life with my family since 2008. In that time, I went from a full-time classroom teacher to an online course designer to a photographer. Actually, I still teach a little math on the side because I just love it too much!

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