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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So you’re planning a Newport Engagement Session?… You’ve come to the right place! Now that you’ve decided to take the plunge into forever together, it’s time to memorialize this exciting time in your life with your very own engagement session. Whether you’re a “Rhodey” local or planning a destination wedding in our small but amazing […]

Thursday, February 22nd, 2024

Planning your Newport Engagement Session

An engaged couple embrace on the back lawn of Ochre Court in Newport Rhode Island.
A couple toasts to their engagement aboard a sailboat.
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HOW THEY MET  Marina and Zach met the first day of their Sophomore year in High School. Zach had just transferred from a school in Pittsburgh PA (to play hockey on a Boston-based team). During 2nd period Studio Art he saw Marina sitting across the room from him and it was love at first sight. […]

Thursday, June 22nd, 2023

A Newport Rhode Island, Sailboat Engagement Session

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How They Met Mikayla and Colton Met in the winter of 2018. They shared their first date at a local bar and grill, where they spent hours talking to each other, not wanting the date to end. Mikayla said she knew right away that she wanted to see Colton again. The conversation was effortless, like […]

Thursday, June 22nd, 2023

Mountain Engagement Session in North Conway, NH.

North Conway, New Hampshire Engagement Photos.
The Bohlin's ceremony site sits at the edge of the marina overlooking views of Newport Harbor.
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The Bohlin is an oceanfront wedding venue in Newport Rhode Island with delightful coastal elegance. Complementing Newport’s long-standing nautical history, the Bohlin offers a memorable seaside wedding experience in the middle of a world-class marina. The Bohlin’s Sperry tent and dockside terrace are surrounded by classic sailboats and luxury yachts providing a relaxed yet chic […]

Monday, June 12th, 2023

The Bohlin

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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
A groom kisses his brides hand on the boardwalk of Ocean House in Watch Hill Rhode Island.
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Ocean House is a 5 star, 5 diamond hotel and wedding venue in Watch Hill Rhode Island. Noted as one of the most remarkable hotels in North America, Ocean House stands as one of the most sought after waterfront venues in Rhode Island, offering more than five unique event spaces. As a member of the […]

Monday, September 12th, 2022

Ocean House

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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

Bridal Party cheers for the bride and groom on the steps of Ochre Court in Newport Rhode Island.
Bride and groom kiss at Belle Mer in Newport.
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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

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WEDDING DAY DETAILS  Rianna and Zach tied the knot in Middletown Rhode Island in one of their favorite coastal communities. Their ceremony and reception were held at the Wyndham Newport at the Atlantic Resort where they exchanged their vows in front of views of the water and danced the night away under a chandelier of […]

Sunday, June 26th, 2022

Romantic Blue & Gold Wedding at the Wyndham

A bride and groom embrace on the lawn at the Wyndham Newport Hotel