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.


welcome to the

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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

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A nautical wedding at The Barker Tavern in Scituate Massachusetts.

Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

A Nautical Wedding at the Barker Tavern

Shannon Matos Photography
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When you become a member of the SMP Family, you understand its about more than just photographs. You receive a full service experience focused on the telling of your story and the preservation of your legacy.

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

Becoming a Member of the SMP Family

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If beautiful wedding photos are a priority for you, here are ten wedding day tips to help you get the most out of your wedding photography.

Monday, April 8th, 2019

Ten Wedding Day Tips to Make the Most of Your Wedding Photography

Bride and groom share a kiss in the back of their old fashioned car.
Mother and Daughter looks at family photo album together.
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There is magic in holding a photograph. When you hold a print in your hand you have the ability to revisit memories, to immerse yourself in a time since past… to not just see the moment captured but to feel the emotion wrapped around it.

Monday, April 8th, 2019

The Power of Print and it’s Personal Impact.