I'm Shannon, I am a wedding and portrait photographer serving Newport, Boston, and beyond. Here you will find helpful resources and witness life, love and all good things.


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Newport Rhode Island is home to some of my all time favorite venues. Carley and Jake’s Oceanfront wedding at Belle Mer was the kind of celebration people talk about! Their day was so perfectly “them” (beautiful and filled with joy) that it will be remembered by all who attended as the wedding of the year!

Thursday, September 15th, 2022

Carley & Jakes Belle Mer Wedding – Newport RI

Bride and Groom dip in front of Belle Mer's Island House
Bridal Party cheers for the bride and groom on the steps of Ochre Court in Newport Rhode Island.
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Cheers to the talented vendor team that helped make this beautiful couple’s day such a success! Venue: The Bohlin Band: Murray Hill Talent Photography: Shannon Matos Photography Video: Move Mountains Co Makeup Artist: Glam Done Wright Hair Artist: Rhode Island Wedding Hair Florist: Sayles Livingston Design Bridal Gown: Grace Loves Lace

Sunday, July 24th, 2022

Tori and Ryan’s Coastal Wedding at the Bohlin

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A bride and groom share a first dance in the grand ball room at Belle Mer.

Saturday, July 16th, 2022

Marina & Zach’s Classic Belle Mer Wedding

Bride and groom kiss at Belle Mer in Newport.
Bride and groom kiss in front of their cheering bridal party at the OceanCliff Hotel in Newport Rhode Island.
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Mekenzie and Tyler’s wedding at OceanCliff in Newport Rhode Island was like something out of a magazine. OceanCliff looked dazzling covered in lush flowers.

Tuesday, May 31st, 2022

Mekenzie & Tyler’s OceanCliff Wedding

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Our first day in Sedona We arrived to the sunny state of Arizona on the first of July. When we landed in Phoenix the air was famously hot and dry, I was in my new happy place! We jumped in our rental; a black convertible Ford Mustang, and zipped away excitedly. On our way to […]

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

Our Engagement Story

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We understand wedding planning can feel like a whirlwind… With so much to check off, it’s tough to know where to start. This list of ten steps to planning the perfect wedding, will help you begin the framework of planning your dream wedding. Secure your venue Find your dream team Assemble your Wedding Party Settle […]

Friday, June 5th, 2020

Ten steps to planning the perfect wedding

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To an SMP couple, enjoying your wedding photos means something special; it means experiencing them not just with the click of a mouse or a swipe of a finger but in a tangible and impactful way.

Friday, April 17th, 2020

Enjoying your Wedding Photos

First Look Wedding Portrait
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It’s likely you’ve heard the term “First Look.” Maybe you even know someone who had one at their wedding and swears by it; but you’re still not really sure about it. What is a First Look anyway? How does it work? Do you want one? This blog post is loaded with info to help you […]

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

The First Look And What You Should Know

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Tips to make your engagement session a success.

Friday, January 3rd, 2020

8 Tips to Planning your Dream Engagement Session

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A coastal Rhode Island wedding at Warwick Country Club.

Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

Coastal Warwick Country Club Wedding