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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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.

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Jamie and Bijan were married August 28th, at the beautiful Harbor Lights in Warwick, Rhode Island. Their harbor side wedding had all the elements of a gorgeous wedding day, beautiful florals, thoughtful details and of course a stunning backdrop for their nuptials. 

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

Nautical Wedding at Harbor Lights in Warwick, RI.

A bride and groom share an intimate first look on the docks of Harbor Lights in Warwick Rhode Island.
Wedding ceremony at Preston Ridge Vineyard's ceremony site.
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Erin and Mike held their vineyard wedding at Preston Ridge Vineyard in Preston, Connecticut; one of my favorite wedding venues in Connecticut. The summer wedding was a dream… complete with a first look, an outdoor ceremony, and a beautiful tented reception. 

Monday, April 1st, 2019

Vineyard Wedding at Preston Ridge Vineyard in Preston, Connecticut.

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A Belle Mer Wedding full of winter wedding inspiration.Alexandra and Christopher (Allie and Chris) were married on December 29th, with a ceremony and reception at Belle Mer – a Longwood Venue. Their winter wedding was what dreams are made of, their classic black tie attire and winter reception decor filled in the Island House with a romantic and timeless elegance.

Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

A Winter Wedding in Newport at Belle Mer – A Longwood Venue.

Belle Mer Newport Wedding Photography
Mystic Seaport Museum Wedding featuring the Thomas Oyster Co.
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Alyssa and John held their wedding on the sandy shores of Mystic Connecticut, at the beautiful Mystic Seaport Museum. Their New England coastal themed weddings featured hints of nautical decor and beach inspiration. Their day was filled with laughter as they celebrated with family and friends. We absolutely loved photographing their story.

Monday, March 25th, 2019

New England Coastal Wedding at the Mystic Seaport Museum