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Oceancliff, Newport Rhode Island Wedding Photography

January 3, 2013

“You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.” – Desmond Tutu

One of the greatest pleasures that we have as wedding  photographers is to witness truly loving families come together to launch their children off into their newest and greatest adventure, marriage. It’s impressive, warm, funny, sentimental, bittersweet, all rolled into one festive package. Kelly and Ryan have a strong foundation resting on the love and nurture of their parents and the encouragement and friendship of their siblings, and are surely destined for a long and happy life together. It was easy to imagine Kelly’s mom walking her to school on her first day of kindergarten, or Ryan’s dad cheering him on at little league because of the way they applaud them as adults. Of course, in return Kelly and Ryan grew into 2 people that any parent would be immensely proud to call daughter or son. It’s not easy to raise decent, sincere, successful kids and it seems that these parents have managed to raise 8 of them! Many thanks to the Carnevale’s and the O’Brien’s for including us in such a momentous page in their family’s history.


Kelly and Ryan were married at Salve Regina University’s, Our Lady of Mercy Chapel in Newport Rhode Island. The reception took place at Oceancliff Resort and Hotel, also in Newport Rhode Island. The Newport Trolley provided transportation. Toni Chandler designed all of the amazing florals as well as the Oceancliff holiday decor. Buzz Media Company was on hand to document the wedding in video. New Leaf Salon and Formal Hair Design made all of the lovely ladies glamorous.  Naomi’s Studio and Salon provided their flawless makeup. Last but certainly the furthest from least, Jamie Nelson from Eventfully Planned kept everything smooth, on time, and beautiful!

  1. Ellen Reiner Roscitt says:

    Beautiful in every way!

  2. Toni Carnevale says:

    Absolutely beautiful. Snap is the best….can not wait to see all the pictures.

  3. Marie Giattino says:

    Beautiful Pictures!

  4. Nate Robert says:

    So amazing! The pictures came out great!

  5. Andrea Carnevale Pitts says:

    Toni, it was reliving the whole beautiful evening! So happy I was able to attend!

  6. Nancy Sherman Greene says:

    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! 🙂

  7. Janet Fontaine says:

    so beautiful Toni! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Laurie Coughlan OBrien says:

    Thank you Mariah and Trish for so beautifully capturing the fairytale magic of Kelly & Ryan’s wedding. Your photography is perfection. We couldn’t be happier!

  9. Kelyn Stevenson says:

    Phenomenal shots. The pictures are amazing and you never know sometime soon I will need a photographer! 🙂

  10. Kelly O'Brien says:

    Trish, Mariah and Liz- There are no words to thank you enough for the fabulous job you did capturing our wedding moments both big and small. These pictures are priceless to Ryan, myself and our families, we will cherish them always. You girls were energetic, fun and easy to work with and we will be forever grateful to have you as a part of our big day. Happy New Year and I hope you all get some well deserved rest in the coming months! – Kelly

  11. Donna Parandes ONeil says:

    Never seen such beautiful photography before

  12. Peggy Gearity says:

    Beautiful pictures that captured a wonderful day and a wonderful family. So happy to be a part of it!

  13. Idell Brown says:

    I love the photos…I agree, I have never seen such beautiful photography before with a classic touch…I may have to pay them to come to Jersey for my wedding. Congratulations Kelly and Ryan, you guys make a gorgeous couple. P.S. I love the red gloves; nice touch!

  14. […] is actually the second O’Brien wedding we have photographed! The first wedding was Kelly to Ryan in Newport back in the winter of 2012! Caitlin was a fantastic bridesmaid at that wedding! I think […]

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