Author Archives: Danielle K. Connall

Happy Fourth Of July! | Rhode Island Photographer

As many of you know, this blog is made possible through my photography business, Photography By Ella.   With that in mind, here’s a special Fourth of July photo greeting to all of you and yours from me and mine! Happy … Continue reading

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2012: Rhode Island State Beach Pass Rates

It’s that time of year again! Time to get your Rhode Island State Beach Pass Sticker! Passes are available on a daily and seasonal basis: Weekday rate per vehicle: Resident: $10.00 Non-Resident: $20.00 Resident Senior: $5.00 Non-Resident Senior: $10.00 Weekend/Holiday … Continue reading

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Where to Enjoy Beach Yoga in Rhode Island 2012

Om Shanti! While yoga was traditionally practiced outdoors, these days it is most common to find indoor studios. But here in Rhode Island, we are fortunate to have several studios offering seasonal outdoor yoga courses on the beach! Click the … Continue reading

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Where to See Fireworks in Rhode Island (Summer, 2012)

Nothing screams, shouts, and bangs summer like fireworks! Here is a schedule of 2012 fireworks in Rhode Island. Associated activities are also listed as applicable. As a reminder, this blog is managed by Photography By Ella. Portraits on the beach? … Continue reading

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The Show Goes On at Theatre By The Sea in Matunuck, Rhode Island

On a typical evening by the sea, you might hear waves crashing loudly on the shore, or the dune grass rustling wildly in the wind. You might hear a distant foghorn or the rattling of rocks tumbling over one another … Continue reading

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A Guide to East Beach in Charlestown, Rhode Island

What makes for a favorite Rhode Island beach? Is it miles of rock-free sand or miles of ample parking? Is it the hottest snack shack french fries or the hottest bikinis? The biggest waves or the biggest sandcastles? For me, … Continue reading

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Get Your Rhode Island State Beach Parking Sticker Before Fees Increase

**Updated 5/31/11** Rhode Island is increasing state beach parking fees on July 1st, 2011. To avoid new fees, consider buying your pass now before the new fees go into effect. Fees are for parking only. There are no fees to … Continue reading

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How to View Seals on Rome Point, North Kingstown, Rhode Island

Them: So what did you do this weekend? You: Oh, you know, just saw 100 harbor seals chillaxin’ at the beach… no big deal ;) The seal viewing boat tours are shutting down for the season, but there’s still one … Continue reading

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Any Friend of a Lighthouse is a Friend of Mine

I know you’ve seen it out there… and I know you want one! It’s the “Second Best License Plate in America” according to the Automobile License Plate Collectors Association, and it’s available for Rhode Island beach and lighthouse lovers! The … Continue reading

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Finding… Fish?

At the end of the film Finding Forrester, Sean Connery, a brilliant yet agoraphobic author, hops on a funky vintage bicycle and takes a late-night joyride through the quiet, city streets. It’s the first time he’s been out like this … Continue reading

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