About this Vendor

Authentic & Stylish Photographs

As a 2011 bride, I photograph each wedding as I would photograph my own. I know how you're feeling. I understand first-hand how important it is to capture the magical moments of your day.


Photo + Video Styles

Artistic, Classic, Lifestyle, Modern, Vintage

Photo Shoot Types

Engagement, Trash The Dress

Starting Price Range


Wedding Activities

Getting Engaged, Rehearsals + Parties, Wedding

Wedding Categories

Digital Files, Online Proofing, Photo, Printed Enlargements, Printed Proofs, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing, Wedding Albums

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Contact Info

174 Bellevue Avenue (By Appointment Only), Newport, RI (401) 847-2130

Easiest and best decision of our whole wedding!

Reviewed on 9/22/2013 Laura E

When I first got engaged, I knew that choosing a photographer was going to be one of my biggest and most important decisions. As a bride who poured hear heart into every single last possible detail of her wedding I wanted someone who cared and would take the time to capture it... Read More all in a way that would make me look back and smile for a lifetime to come. With the amount of time, money and energy spent on a wedding I wanted to make sure that I had the most amazing photos because after all the food is eaten, the cake is cut, the dancing is done and the wedding is over two things are left...your marriage and your pictures! I spent months researching and weeks meeting with almost a dozen local wedding photographers that all had fabulous reviews but when we met with Faith we knew the search was over. I am overly thorough and my husband is very laid back so I knew it was a done deal when we left our meeting and he looked at me and said "She was pretty cool, we should choose her!" It was one of the only opinions he gave throughout our two year engagement! From our first meeting, to our engagement pictures, to the personal attention she gave throughout our planning, to our wedding day, to the amazing time and effort spent editing Faith went above and beyond. We just received our 1,300 wedding pictures and when I started to look at them I was just in complete and total awe. Not only did she beautifully capture every last detail in a wedding with dozens of DIY projects, she captured moments that I didn't even know happened. As I sat there with chills and tears in my eyes, it was like reliving my wedding day all over again. We will treasure the photos that she has given us forever. And everyone who thought I was crazy to research photographers as obsessively as I did now understands! Our wedding was a whirlwind blur and to everyone who is reading this review and searching for photographers I can promise you yours will be too! Look no further, book Faith and then relax knowing that she will capture it all and you will have the most beautiful wedding memories! Here is the letter I wrote to Faith and her husband Jefferson after our wedding! Faith and Jefferson, Bryan and I would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all you did for us on our wedding day! You were the absolute best people to work with and all weekend we kept saying how amazing the two of you were. Thank you for enduring what was seemingly the hottest day of the last decade with two of the biggest smiles and cheeriest attitudes imaginable. From going above and beyond by getting extra help to capture all of the details I worked on, to handling our rude limo driver, to my ripped veil and dress that attracted every possible bug, to getting my dad, grandpa and Bryan to actually look happy in our formal portraits, to keeping me hydrated with water infused with electrolytes complete with one of our straws, to sticking it out until our very last dance when you did not have to and so so much more. We truly appreciate all that you both did for us and I don't think we could ever thank you enough. We are forever grateful that you were the two to capture our day. The amount of preparation you put into our day was amazing and you remembered to take every photo I ever mentioned to you, even ones that I forgot about during all of the excitement. We were so lucky to work with you and we cannot wait to see your beautiful work. You are both the best! Love, Laura and Bryan


Reviewed on 10/31/2014 Jessica K

I do not even know how to describe how I feel about Faith Dugan. I fell in love with her the second I met her. She is simply an amazing person. I saw all of this because if I have learned nothing else from planning my wedding, it is that you need to have a strong, positive,... Read More and open relationship with everyone that you hire and work with. Her photography speaks for itself. Please check out her galleries and just see the beautiful work that she does. She is incredibly gifted and I am blessed to have had her by my side for my entire wedding day. Faith made me feel so warm and fuzzy inside. I just love her. And I LOVE how she captured our wedding. I cannot wait to plan out our album with her soon!

The Best Vendor Decision We Made!

Reviewed on 7/24/2014 Therese T

One of the best pieces of advice I received in the wedding planning process was to choose a great photographer- mainly because they are in charge of capturing priceless moments of your special day. Choosing to go with Faith Dugan for our wedding was HANDS DOWN the best vendor... Read More decision we made! As an Aquidneck Island local and veteran bride herself- Faith understands not only where to shoot, but what is important to capture during the day. Our wedding was full of love, chaos and my big family (I'm the oldest of 10 children!) but Faith never skipped a beat with creating an efficient, smooth shooting process. Her husband helped in capturing all our shots- and the two are the most easy-going, friendly and happy people we worked with for our wedding! Their guidance, positive energy and support throughout the day created such a nice environment for our family and friends. During our preparation process, Faith recommended reserving Ochre Court for our bridal party as a rain-plan or additional place to shoot during the big day. This turned out to be one of the highlights of the afternoon! Not only is it a beautiful location, but our friends had so much fun walking the grounds and taking photos. It was like a gift we could give to our bridal party of authentic Newport- while capturing incredible shots at the same time! She really knows and understands the grounds- and we had a blast shooting with her and her husband there. Such a fantastic memory of the day! If you want a professional photographer with an eye for style, the sweetest disposition and excellent advice- you will not be disappointed if you go with Faith Dugan!! SHE IS WORTH EVERY COST OF THE EXPENSE!! I can't stress enough how positive she kept my family and friends during all the chaotic transitions of our beautiful day. We were truly blessed to have found her!

Reviewed on 1/01/2018 Amanda G

I can’t say enough amazing things about Faith and Jefferson. From the moment I started researching photographers I knew that Faith’s style fell perfectly in line with what I was looking for and my first phone conversation with her sealed the deal. She is kind, bubbly, friendly... Read More and most importantly— knows exactly what she is talking about. Throughout the year leading up to our wedding, she sent regular emails to check in and always asked all the right questions. She even functioned as a stand in wedding planner helping me with our wedding related decisions. Her experience and genuine desire to make my day perfect always steered me in the right direction. On the day of, my girls could not say enough good things about her. She had helped me develop a timeline and kept us on schedule to ensure that everything went according to plan. And when the lining of my dress ripped during the first look and then my bustle broke when dancing it was Faith who stepped in to save the day and fix me up! She is an absolute dream come true. And my photos, which I received in 2 months (amazing considering I got married in late August at the peak of her season and there were >1600 of them!!) were absolute perfection. Friends and family members who were there and even those who couldn’t attend have reached out to rave about her incredible work. Faith is possibly the best decision I made for my wedding and I can’t imagine my day without her. Any bride who is lucky enough to snag her can rest assured that she will do everything in her power to ensure that not only do you have most perfect day but that you can relive each beautiful moment again and again.

Reviewed on 10/31/2017 Sarah S

I am over the moon with my wedding pictures! We are so happy with our coverage. Faith accommodated all of my photography requests and paid special attention to my family's photo-needs. She kept us on time and we were able to spend plenty of time with our guests. I never felt... Read More in the dark at anytime before or after the wedding. Our pictures will be cherished for a lifetime and we are so thrilled with our experience from start to finish. Highly recommend especially to busy brides from out-of-state. Faith knows her stuff and helped me plan my day. She even answered my numerous non-photography related questions and assisted me in assembling a wonderful vendor team for my day.

Reviewed on 10/27/2017 Jean J

Faith is amazing! She was so on top of it from our very first communication with her. We planned our small wedding from the West Coast and were nervous about vendor selections because we weren’t going to be able to meet in person with everyone before the actual wedding. I... Read More will say that after talking with Faith via FaceTime we had no worries about not meeting her in person before the wedding. She answered all of our questions and helped us think about things we hadn’t thought of! Day of wedding, Faith was everything we wanted! She quickly learned everyone’s names, made everyone feel comfortable and worked at a fast pace to get in all of the fun shots! We had a very cold and windy wedding day in July... it wasn’t “the plan” but Faith was quick to come up with great shots and ventured out into the elements with us. She’s adventurous, creative, high energy, and great with family dynamics.

Reviewed on 10/22/2017 Krista A

Faith was amazing and easy to work with. We booked her last minute and it felt like we had been communicating with her for months. During the wedding we barely knew she was there. She captured all the right photos and provided us with lasting memories. We loved her!!

Reviewed on 10/21/2017 Nicolette C

If your favorite person in the whole world had a baby with your best friend, Faith Dugan would be the result. From day one Faith was over-the-top professional, organized, warm, and excited. My husband and I searched for a while trying to find a photographer. Of all the to-do... Read More items on our wedding list, finding someone to capture the day was number one. It was important to us that we keep the day light and fun. We wanted few posed pictures but more importantly, to spend as much time with guests and capture those candid moments. Somehow, Faith managed to juggle both with a smile on her face the entire time. She even took the time to ensure that any family must-haves or must-not-haves :) were taken care of while we sat back and enjoyed ourselves. I'd also like to mention that I wanted to write a review BEFORE seeing the images (yes, she's that good). However, Faith insisted that I wait to make sure the photos were perfect. After reviewing the pictures, I only have one complaint...there are too many beautiful shots to choose from :) :) :) If you're deciding on a photographer for your wedding day, stop the search and call Faith. She's much more than a photographer; she helped me organize my wedding, stay calm, and stay on budget! After marrying my husband, she's the best decision I've made :)

Reviewed on 10/19/2017

The minute my wife and I met Faith we knew right away that we wanted her for are wedding. She went above and beyond and did a amazing job. Recently, in a move. We lost are picture CD. I gave Faith a call to see if she had a copy. To find out, Faith had everything on file and... Read More sent the pictures to me the same day. I would definitely recommend her for any Photography needs.

Reviewed on 10/10/2017 Kelly F

Faith was a wonderful photographer! Made us feel relaxed all day, and captured some beautiful images!

Reviewed on 10/06/2017 Lauren J

My husband and I cannot express how happy we were to have Faith and Jefferson shoot our wedding! Not only were they an absolute joy to be around, but they made sure that everything went smoothly throughout the day, even when the weather did not cooperate as planned! They... Read More remembered all of the shots that we had told them that we loved prior to the wedding and made sure that we got them on our big day!! We love our wedding photos and are so glad that we trusted them to preserve our memories!

Reviewed on 10/05/2017 Kimberly B

I can honestly say that Faith and her husband were the reason that our wedding went so perfectly, was so organized, and made my wedding FAR better than I ever expected!! She is 110% organized, professional, and the kindest person you will ever meet. She is extremely talented,... Read More creative, and passionate about every single thing that she does. She makes the process much more than just taking photos for your wedding, from the initial stages of planning, to spending many sessions reviewing what was important to my husband and I, and Faith getting to know both of us, I felt that she should have been a guest at the wedding by the end of it! She had so many creative, realistic, and beautiful ideas, and I had my complete trust in her in everything that she did. She created a timeline that helped our day run smoothly, without rushing, and making sure that we got every single shot that I had asked for. She was extremely responsive, and sent many encouraging texts and check-ins during the planning process. She goes above and beyond in the presentation of her work, and in everything that she does. We got our photos back within 6 weeks, and got waaayyy more than we expected. Each photo is magazine worthy, beautiful in both its color and dynamic. She was able to truly capture the full emotion, feeling, sentiment of the day, and captured many special moments that I would never have seen otherwise. Her attention to detail, professionalism, and organization is one of a kind and I am truly honored to work with her. I am beyond pleased with HOW much she truly went above and beyond to make this day so perfect, to truly listen to what was important to us, and in getting to know my husband and I SO well. I do not have enough kind words to say about her, except she will absolutely make your wedding the best day ever! :)

Reviewed on 6/15/2017 Nicole M

I seriously do not know if I could sum up how amazing Faith and her husband, Jefferson, are in just 3500 words. If you read just one review, please read ours. Just to start, Faith and Jefferson gave us their full focus and attention for FOURTEEN HOURS on our wedding day! From... Read More the moment we met her, we knew she was the one. She sat with us for over two hours, showing us pictures and explaining her technique. We booked her on the spot. Her personality is beyond amazing! She is SO much fun and truly excited about every wedding she shoots and every photograph she takes. She takes the highest degree of pride in her work. Faith is also extremely organized and professional. Towards the end you complete a wedding worksheet, so you can be confident she will capture EVERY SINGLE PICTURE POSSIBLE. She works closely with other vendors to execute a seamless delivery of her services. Be sure, you can sit back, relax, and let Faith do her thing. Jefferson is also nothing short of amazing. He is a laugh a minute and constantly kept us calm throughout our wedding. He is a fabulous second shooter, always there to capture the shots that other photography groups miss. Our first actual shooting experience with Faith was for our engagement shoot. We had 3 different locations, and shot for over 3 hours. She reviewed our pinterest board--duplicating some common themes and then evolving our shoot based on the overall "feel" of the photos we were drawn towards. She also worked amazingly with our little dog! We received an amazing variety of beautiful pictures. It was so difficult to narrow the selection for our album. Faith's work speaks for itself. She has an incredible ability to take vivid images that are also romantic and emotional. Her angles are amazing, and she is great at positioning arms, posture, etc. You look your absolute best, and then some, in every photo she takes. Her pictures are a step above the rest. From bridal portraits, group formals, and romantic newlywed shots, she does it all. And they ALL come out equally as stunning. Her work is actually beyond words. When I first looked for a photographer, I researched through Instagram and Pinterest. Nearly every picture I was drawn to, Faith took. But truthfully, the beauty in Faith does not stop at her pictures. She was always around to answer my numerous questions and spent a TON of time working with me. On our wedding day, she fixed my husband's boutonniere, applied double-sided tape to my straps, cut a piece of tulle from my dress , passed out drinks on our trolley, cleared dishes from our place settings, and the list really does not stop. She pushed us to capture the pictures she knew we wanted, but knew when to give us a break. She dealt with me effortlessly when I got anxious, conquered my train, wrangled our large wedding party and revamped our schedule due to the bright sun. She whisked us away only a handful of times during the reception, and SO quickly that not even we noticed we were gone! We just received a few "sneak peaks." Its an understatement to say we cannot wait for the rest. Faith even sent me an extra to calm my nerves about my hair's inability to hold a curl. My highest recommendation. She is simply the best. We had the time of our lives. We are sad the wedding is over, but even sadder that we don't get to have Faith and Jefferson there anymore to capture all of the love and happiness that our marriage has already brought!

Reviewed on 11/20/2016 Julie K

Faith is so creative and so easy to work with! She completed my wedding day experience and captured so many amazing memories.

Reviewed on 11/12/2016 Cheryl-Ann D

If we could give Faith and Jefferson 10 stars we would! I originally had another photographer booked and forfeited a $1000 deposit to switch to Faith and I couldn't be happier that I did! From the moment I met with Faith, I knew she was EXACTLY what I was looking for. Her... Read More personality and attention to every single detail is out of this world! Her thoughtfulness is touching and she makes you feel like a long time friend! Her and Jefferson work perfect together! I couldn't have chosen a better pair, truly with my decision 110%!

Reviewed on 10/31/2016 Danielle D

I can not begin to say how awesome Faith really is. First of all - her work is absolutely gorgeous. From the first time I contacted Faith, she was extremely responsive and helpful - even when I wasn't asking questions about photography!!! She knows the wedding scene and Newport... Read More so well - she was really an invaluable tool for us during our preparation - especially since we were planning from hours away. The first time we saw Faith, she was at the location of our venue shooting another wedding and was highly recommended by the catering manager I was working with. I have recently dove into the field of event photography myself, and have been an avid hobbiest for over 10 years - so I didn't think I would ever be able to make a final decision!!!Once we started doing our research and checking out her website, as well as many others in the area, we fell in love with her documentary and detail orientated style and the decision wasn't nearly as hard as I anticipated. Her prices are amazingly fair compared to her quality of work - We knew we wanted Faith at our wedding!!! When we actually got the chance to meet with Faith at her studio - it was totally a done deal. Besides the amazing prints and albums that she had to show us, her personality just clicked perfectly with ours!!! I don't think we ever stopped laughing while we were shooting with her, during our engagement session or on our big day. She really helped us create not only gorgeous images, but wonderful memories to last a lifetime!! We had so much fun at our shoots - we plan on continuing have her document our big life events yet to come. We feel extremely fortunate to have been able to have Faith be a part of our day!!!

Reviewed on 10/30/2016 Kathleen D

Faith and Jefferson are the best! They did both our engagement and wedding photography. They do way more than take and edit photographs. They work to get to know you personally and build relationships so that you can feel 100% comfortable. They also wrangle wedding party guests... Read More and family members with ease. They help you if anything goes wrong. Bobby pin out place, bustle coming loose? They have your back. The pictures they capture are swoonworthy works of art full of emotion and perfect lighting. Hire them! You will not regret it.

Reviewed on 10/30/2016 Amy C

Faith was so professional during the pictures. She was kind and unobtrusive. Her photos (of other weddings) are positively beautiful. Several guests commented how kind she was. She was GREAT!

Reviewed on 10/27/2016 Ali B

Where do I even begin? Faith is OUTSTANDING. Working with her was such a joy and one of the best memories of that day. Her and Jefferson are such a great team and make you feel completely comfortable and confident. I highly recommend doing an engagement shoot with her, you get a... Read More feel for how you two work and the style of photos - it makes the wedding day so much more fun! Faith is sweet in her direction and knows what she wants and what will make you look beautiful. She captures moments that you don't even know are there, and candids that have no captions, just pure happiness and love. She doesn't do 'cheesy' poses, everything is so authentic and real. I spent hours and hours comparing vendors and looking through galleries and immediately fell in love with her work. I just received our USB drive and the photos are stunning. From the light, the tone, the romantic softness, everything is perfect. Jefferson will capture the guys while you get ready with the girls, and from those moments on everything is photographed in a beautiful way. If you are reading this review, you are already on the right track, you will love Faith!

Reviewed on 10/25/2016 Parissa K

Faith is extremely talented and passionate about what she does. I could see that in her photographs-- each photo made me swoon and I just knew I had to go with her for my wedding. It turned out to be one of the best decisions I made for the wedding! My husband was also very... Read More impressed that I found such an amazing photographer! The pictures that Faith took for our wedding came out absolutely incredible. We had a very long shot list, as well as large family group shots etc. Faith captured everything I wanted and more. She caught many moments of my guests that I missed, and am so happy it was caught on camera. I was worried about not knowing how to pose for the couple portraits, but once we were there, Faith & Jefferson made us feel so comfortable and they just took over telling us exactly what to do. They knew what they were doing because the pictures came out stunning! Besides her wonderful talent, she's a lovely person and so sweet. She really goes above and beyond for her brides. I didn't have a wedding planner, so she helped me out with recommending vendors and helping me plan out the timeline for the day. She has so much experience that she will tell you exactly what you need to hear. I didn't realize this when I was planning my wedding, but on the day, you spend a lot of time with your photographer, and I am so glad it was her. Not only did I enjoy her company, she was a very calming presence when things got stressful. My husband, my mom, my sister etc, all of us were so happy with Faith and how the photos came out-- we all agree that they were one of the best vendors we chose for the wedding!

Reviewed on 10/24/2016 Laura M

When we got engaged, I knew the first vendor we needed to book was Faith Dugan Photography. We met Faith and Jefferson when they photographed our friend’s wedding. I loved Faith and Jefferson’s personalities and style. Such nice, extremely talented people! Faith could also be a... Read More 5-star wedding planner. She has such a talent for attention to detail and helped me vision my entire wedding, not just the photos. Faith was the first person to call me after news broke that Atlantic Beach Club was sold to Longwood Venues. I am so thankful for Faith’s advice as we stayed with the new company and had our reception at the beautifully-renovated, brand new Longwood Venue Newport Beach House. During our first meeting, Faith had so many suggestions for photo options as well as suggestions for cake vendors and florists. I loved that Faith knows Newport so well. Even as a native Rhode Islander, Faith suggested photo locations and ideas that I would not have thought of. Faith and Jefferson were wonderful the day of the wedding, from the prep to the church to the reception. They were professional and fun and made the family and bridal party photos go so smoothly. At the reception, they captured all the important moments and pulled us aside at the right times for outdoor venue photos. Once the dancing began, you did not even know they were there, that is until we received the link for our online gallery. Faith and Jefferson did not miss a detail. They beautifully captured the most important moments of our wedding day and we are forever thankful. Faith and Jefferson have so much knowledge and experience photographing weddings and it shows in the quality of their work and the number of beautiful photos that we received to remember our wedding day. If you are looking for down-to-earth, professional wedding photographers and beautiful photos, these two are the best around!

Reviewed on 10/23/2016 Rachel S

Working with Faith and Jefferson for our wedding was an absolute pleasure!! Faith made me and my husband feel so comfortable and it really showed in the beautiful images she captured. Having her around did not feel like having a stranger documenting the day, but more like having... Read More a very talented friend sharing a very special day with us. Truly a pleasure.

Reviewed on 6/16/2016

Faith was the absolute PERFECT photographer for our wedding this past May in Rhode Island. She was very professional and incredibly kind and helped make everyone feel comfortable and happy. She was able to capture many intimate moments without being noticed or intrusive. One of... Read More our main desires was to have photos taken outside in front of the water and the property and she was eager (despite the rain) to get us out there and capture these beautiful photos that we will cherish forever. My husband and I can do nothing but smile when we look at the incredible photos she took of our special day. I would absolutely recommend her to any future brides and grooms and I would love to be able to have her as a photographer for any other major events in my life.

Reviewed on 3/07/2016 Bianca A

My husband and I got married at Castle Hill Inn in Newport RI in August 2015. We used Faith for our rehearsal dinner photos and full day wedding photography and could not be more happy with the results of her and her husbands work! Picking a wedding photographer is one of the... Read More most stressful vendors because you will be interacting with them the entire day of your wedding and they are creating memories of your perfect day that you will cherish forever so you want to work with someone who is easy to work with but also has an amazing eye for photography and is an artist. With Faith & Jefferson you have both! Faith is so sweet and working with her before, during and after our wedding is like working with your best friend. She was so easy to talk to during the planning process of our wedding and was so interested in every detail of our wedding before we even hired her. Throughout the planning process, I would email for advice on vendors and she was always so quick to respond and so helpful! On our wedding day my bridesmaids absolutely loved her and she made it so easy to act naturally in front of the camera for our bridal prep pictures. For our first look, her and Jefferson did an amazing job at setting up the area/getting the best lighting and taking amazing pictures without ruining the authenticity of my husband and I seeing each other for the first time. Our ceremony and reception pictures were absolute perfection and they captured every moment and more of what we had envisioned. Faith's work speaks for itself (stunning)!! We couldn't be more happy with the results of our photos. Thank you Faith and Jefferson for the beautiful photos and album which we will cherish forever! Bianca & Mike

Perfectly Captured Every Moment!

Reviewed on 1/22/2016 Jennifer S

It is hard to put words around just how amazing it was to have Faith and Jefferson photograph our wedding. I had been a fan of Faith Dugan Photography long before I was engaged. Being an amateur photographer who loves Newport, I originally found Faith's blog when looking to find... Read More neat spots in Newport to take nature shots. Fast forward to getting engaged, there was no question in my mind who I wanted to trust with photographing our engagement shoot and wedding. When we had our engagement shoot with Faith, we had an absolute blast. She has an infectious smile and personality that makes you feel like you have known her for years. By the time the wedding rolled around, I felt like I had a friend shooting my wedding, not a vendor. And the dynamic between Faith and Jefferson during the wedding was great. On a day that is a complete whirlwind, we still remember Jefferson cracking jokes and my stomach hurting from laughing too hard, and him and Faith made everyone so comfortable during the day - which is reflected in the natural smiles and laughter that was captured through their lenses. And the pictures...well...let's just say we don't have enough wall space in my house to feature just our favorites. We agonized over picking just a couple pictures for the Save the Date from the engagement shoot and know selecting the pictures for our album will be a challenge as well! We didn't hire a videographer and didn't need to. Every single detail, special moment and big moments were captured amazingly. I would highly, highly, highly recommend Faith Dugan Photography to any bride. She is not only a true professional and artist but an awesome person to work with and someone you can trust entirely to perfectly capture the most important day of your life.