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Philosophy

Hi! I’m Caroline. I’m a Rhode Island and Maine-based documentary photographer with a love of telling authentic stories. My photos are quiet, candid, and always grounded by a strong sense of place. As a photojournalistic style shooter, I aim to be as unobtrusive on a wedding day as possible, and hone in on what feels natural for each couple that I work with. My goal is to create a curated body of timeless, effortless images that will recall the feeling - as well as the moments -  of a wedding day for years to come.

Having spent the better part of my professional career in the wedding industry (first as a floral assistant for Sayles Livingston Design, then as the editor of the Southern New England Weddings blog, and as a lead and secondary shooter for weddings throughout New England), I have a unique perspective and experience informing my work. I make myself available to couples throughout the planning process, so that we can come up with a wedding day timeline that leaves ample room for photos, without feeling like photography is taking over the day.

I take particular pride in tailoring each wedding contract to a couple’s unique situation, rather than offering photography packages. If you think you want to work with me, please get in touch so that we can schedule an initial meeting. I'd love to hear more about what you’ve planned so far, and what you want to get our of your wedding photography. From there, I can create a preliminary photography timeline and estimate specific to your wedding day and your needs.

Thanks so much for your interest in my work, and congratulations on your engagement! I look forward to hearing from you.


Client Testimonials

We were incredibly impressed with Caroline Goddard as our wedding photographer and absolutely loved her photographs! Not only did Caroline’s refined creative eye brilliantly capture the essence of our wedding with her exquisite imagines but she thoughtfully and professionally managed the logistics with a lovely quiet presence. Caroline was delightful to work with and went out of her way in covering every increment of our wedding with great detail. Her stunning images reflect the immense joy and treasured moments. Besides her impressive artistic talent, Caroline is impecably organized, has excellent ideas, made good suggestions and is a wiz at editing. To top things off, her next day edit photos were spectacular, a taste of the full portfolio. Caroline truly made our wedding all the more wonderfully special!
— Judith, Mother of the Bride
What an incredible gift for us to receive on Wednesday! We popped some champagne and had such a blast going through every photo you sent. They. Are. Gorgeous. That is not an exaggeration by any means. We could not be more appreciative of your work. Every interaction we had with you from the coffee shop meeting in Newport to the wedding day itself was great. Your genuine and personal approach is very unique and put us at ease right away. We felt so comfortable with you on the wedding day and feel so grateful for the amazing photos you took. Thanks for helping us to look so good! You truly captured the feel of ECC and our wedding along with our guests.
— G + T