Monica & Chris – “I looked on so many websites and through so many reviews when looking for a photographer for my wedding. We live in Los Angeles but were getting married in Boston so I had to really rely heavily on samples of work for almost every vendor. Shane’s website and pictures really stood out over all the others. His style is so beautiful and he captures moments and details in a way I didn’t see on other sites. I immediately checked his availability because I knew if I didn’t get him I’d be settling for whoever else we went with. He responded so quickly and made it very easy to start the process of booking him from so far away. He is very detail oriented and makes it so you don’t have to worry about him and his partner on the day of at all. He gets all the info he needs so that on your day he doesn’t have to ask you any questions. Actually, we had questions for him! Haha He’s obviously such a pro, he knew things we didn’t that had nothing to do with photography. He was helping us pin the ring bearers boutonniere and told me i had a loop under my dress to help hold it up before it was bustled! Basically, he makes you feel like he’s done this so many times and you don’t have to worry. His partner was also so amazing and she captured things from angles you wouldn’t even think of. Along with pictures from the entire day, she took pictures of the guys all getting ready and going to the church that came out so beautifully.
One of the most important things to me was having someone who actually knew what they were doing and could do it quickly. I’ve been working in the modeling and entertainment industry in Los Angeles for over 9 years and it’s really obvious who is an actual photographer and who just went out and bought a nice camera and decided to shoot to make some money. I’ve been to so many weddings where the photographer is constantly having to adjust the camera and re check their light etc. to a point where you start to wonder how long they’ve been shooting professionally. I can honestly say that the minute you meet Shane and he starts shooting, there’s not a doubt that he knows exactly what he’s doing. He organized the group and family photos so fast and the result was amazing. The rest of the time you hardly know he’s there. The candid pictures are like a surprise because you didn’t know they were being taken. I can’t say enough about what a pleasure it was to have him and his partner shoot the most important day of our lives together. They are both so down to earth and sweet that we wanted them to join in and celebrate with us! I would recommend him highly to anyone who was looking for the best.”
Nicole & David – “From our first Skype conversation with Shane, we had a great feeling about him. We were planning from across the country and he was more than accommodating about scheduling times to talk that would work for us. He answered our many, many questions patiently and was extremely knowledgeable and professional. It was so helpful to be able to communicate with Shane by email and I was completely confident going into our wedding day that everything related to our photography would go smoothly (which is a nice feeling when you’re unsure how everything else will go!).
From the moment Shane arrived at the hotel on our wedding day, I was beyond impressed. His attention to detail – from trimming loose threads on dresses, to giving my bridesmaids a quick tutorial on how to hold their flowers – was exceptional. The girls also had a great time with him and were talking for weeks after the wedding about how much fun they had with the photos. In addition to all of this, he still managed to keep everything running on time and everyone where they were supposed to be. Shane had a seemingly magical way of making everything just flow and was never at all intrusive (as I know some wedding photographers can be).
Now the photos themselves, of course we expected to be amazing, but they honestly went above and beyond our highest expectations. From the first glimpse we had on the digital screen on one of Shane’s cameras, we could tell they were going to be AWESOME. When the digital versions were available online just 10 DAYS after our wedding, we were blown away. Since receiving our photos, I have had countess friends, co-workers, friends of friends, …random people ask me about our photographer. It’s no wonder he books up so quickly! We would absolutely recommend him to anyone looking for gorgeous wedding photos by a photographer who is fantastic to work with.
Finally, one of the original reasons we had chosen Shane (aside from his obvious skill and talent) was for the photo DVDs (and copyright ownership) that we got after the wedding. We knew that was a feature we wanted in a photography package and we are so glad that we found a great photographer who could provide us with that. Having our 1,000+ beautiful images available on DVD just a month after the wedding was sooo nice and I would never recommend any other way.”
Nassim & Andrew – “The best photographer!!!! We can’t rave enough about Shane! Shane truly made our wedding day! He is an amazing photographer and wonderful person. We took engagement photos with Shane and fell in love with him. Not only did he make the photo shoot completely stress free but the pictures came back quickly and were absolutely gorgeous. On the wedding day, everyone wanted to be friends with Shane and his partner Meg! He was able to fix my hair and veil! He is definitely someone you want to have by your side on your wedding day! Our wedding photos came back so fast!!! Unbelievable! The photos were perfect! I can’t express how beautiful they were! He captured every guest and every moment. We felt like we were able to relieve our wedding day through the photos! We can’t say thank you enough to Shane and Meg!!!!”
Tracey & Peter – “What amazing talent! Shane and Meg are awesome. From the moment I viewed Shane’s work, I knew he was the one, and his laid back personality sealed the deal. Just received our photos back today and I cried! They were able to capture so many precious beautiful moments, and in a way that was not staged or scripted. We all felt so comfortable with Shane & Meg behind the lens, like they were family. We barely even noticed they were there. I can’t say enough about Shane Godfrey Photography. I wish I could give 100 stars!!”
Jenna & Matt -” I cannot say enough good things about Shane and Meg. I had used Shane previously to have photos taken of my yoga studio, so I already knew his work was beautiful. I was even more impressed with the way he managed everything on the day of the wedding. My husband and I chose not to see each other before our ceremony, so we only had an hour to take all of our photos before the reception. Shane has serious people managing skills – he was kind and friendly but pushed things along to keep us totally on schedule. He captured all of the moments we wanted (and more) and every single shot is beautiful. Photography was not something we had to worry about from the engagement shoot through the event. Shane truly is every bride’s dream photographer.”
Laura & Jim – “I absolutely cannot say enough great things about Shane and Meg! They were the best thing we booked for our wedding day and engagement photos. We did some engagement photos in Houston that did not go so well, luckily Shane was available on a last minute trip up north to save the day. His laid back demeanor is something that is so calming on what can be a very stressful day. He and Meg are very professional and extremely efficient, there was not a minute wasted with them. I would HIGHLY suggest using their services!”
Carrie & Brendon – “Shane did such an amazing job with our wedding pictures and also made the day so much less stressful for everyone. From the time he got there to start photographing the girls getting ready, his laid back attitude made us all more at ease. I loved the natural style of his pictures – my favorites are all the candid pictures or ones where he had my husband and I look at each other instead of at the camera. He was super efficient in getting all of the bridal party and family pictures taken so we didn’t spend a lot of time out in the heat and made it to our cocktail hour with time to spare. I have gotten so many compliments on our pictures. He captured every part of the day perfectly, I didn’t want a videographer and don’t regret this decision at all with all of these beautiful pictures.”
Christine & Frank – “Shane Godfrey did such an amazing job photographing our wedding! He was the first and only photographer we met with, and we knew right from seeing his other photos that we were going to choose him and we were not disappointed! He had the timing of everything down perfectly, and he has a great eye for capturing natural looking photos that are so beautiful and classic. He’s so easy to work with, and we had such a great time working with him, I would recommend him to anyone. We would love to work with him again sometime! Thank you!”
Lauren & Adam – “Shane Godfrey was one of the best decisions I made for my wedding. Really. I interviewed a bunch of photographers (my husband was ready to kill me), and fully looked through not just their blog photos but full sets of wedding photos and was blown away by Shane’s work. When first looking I was having serious anxiety because this is such a huge decision as it’s all you are left with at the end of the day. Most others had really good photos they used for their show photos or blog, but all the rest left much to be desired. During our first meeting, my husband and I asked the standard questions, but one of his answers sticks out in my head. I asked, how many photos he edits. He said he mainly does color correction and some lighting editing but that’s really it. I asked if he would be willing to do more if we requested and he said sure, but he doesn’t usually ever have to because he went to school for photography and knows how to use lighting and camera settings to capture the best photos that don’t need much editing. I typically never like many photos of myself – I’m always doing awkward movements, but I can honestly say out of 800+ photos there is not one that I do not absolutely love. He captured every moment of our wedding so beautiful and I have received so many comments from people about how amazing the photos are. He and Meg are also so easy to work with, and not intrusive at all, and actually I completely even forgot they were there and didn’t notice them at all. At the end of the night, I was actually nervous thinking they didn’t get any photos of me because I didn’t see them all night. That was not the case, they got every single moment. He kept everything moving along and made sure we stayed on time and did not run late.The only issue with them is I have too many amazing photos to choose from and not enough space in a photo album.”
Ariel & Will – “Shane was wonderful to work with at our wedding! We loved his demeanor, fun, easy to talk to, attentive but not intrusive. We are so thrilled with everything he captured – from the posed to the candids. He listened to our preferences in terms of style and environment and balanced that with his own professional expertise of knowing what will look best. Best of all, he actually seemed like he had a good time at our wedding and loves what he does! I highly recommend him!”
Susanne & Andrew – “Shane is the best. He was the perfect photographer for our wedding. He was so easy to work with, laid back, very knowledgeable, with helpful suggestions but more than willing to go with the requests I had. Him and his second shooter Meg captured every shot, put everyone at ease, and truly captured our wedding day. There were so many photographs of every small detail, even down to the amazing shoes the groom’s mother was wearing. I forgot that there were even pictures being taken throughout the evening! Shane also helped calm my nerves and kept the evening moving from moment to moment. The pictures were done and up for guests within a week. We are so happy with the photographs and continue to get compliments from our guests. Truly wonderful.”
Jessica & Nicholas – “Working with Shane was amazing. He took both our engagement photos and was also there with us for the entire day of our wedding. From the minute we sat down with him to talk about our day, I knew that he was the photographer we had to go with. Working with Shane was just a great experience. He is easygoing, laid back, got along with everyone and takes amazing photos.
I didn’t want the typical posed wedding portraits and with Shane, we got so many unique pictures that I am absolutely in love with. He was extremely flexible and was able to quickly adapt to the circumstances of our extremely raining wedding day and deliver some amazing shots. Everyone has said how much they love our pictures and how unique they are. They were especially impressed with all the amazing candid moments that Shane and his team were able to capture.
I would absolutely recommend Shane to any couple looking for amazing, unique wedding photos. Thank you Shane for everything!”
Amanda & Albert – “In a word, Shane was fabulous. He was easy to work with both before the day and at the wedding. He was professional, unobtrusive, and thorough. We have so many great photos from the day. His style is natural and candid, or at least that’s what we wanted and what he delivered. Even in our posed photographs, we have much personality. He captured so many wonderful little moments, and the more I have been going back and looking at the photos, the more I appreciate his talent and effort.
At one point during the reception, he tapped my husband and me to head back outside as there was a dusk light that illuminated the street in oranges and purples. That short series may be my favorite.
He put us all at ease, and he and his assistant did amazing work. Can’t recommend him highly enough.
We really wish we could rate Shane more than 5 stars!!”
Aoi & Matthew – “We had no doubt that we wanted him to take a part in our wedding at the moment we met for the first time. His sincerely genuine character immediately set us at ease and we really enjoyed his point of view and passion for his work, not to mention his pictures are just absolutely stunning.
On the day of our wedding, Shane and Meg were both very professional but even better presence to have around. They were very calming but up beat and got along with absolutely everyone. Shane knew everything there is to know about the wedding, from how to walk/carry your dress to a run down of how the day should run. He even helped us pick earrings for a bridesmaid! As a bride, having Shane around was such a blessing and I could not have gone through the day as well without him. He was very engaging with the guests, even our family from abroad who spoke little-to-no English. Everyone was raving about them even weeks after the wedding! The photos came back within 3 weeks after the wedding and we could not be happier with the end product. We’ve heard countless compliments on how stunning every single picture is. We are very lucky and blessed to have had a chance to work with a great photographer like Shane and to have amazing pictures to remind us of our happiest day.
We would wholeheartedly recommend Shane to any couple!”
Paige & Matthew – “Outstanding! It look me a long time to find a photographer I really liked as it seemed everyone around Boston took photos that were stuffy, cheesy and just not what we were going for. I was so happy to find Shane and even happier when we met him. Shane was down to earth, approachable and really easy to be around the day of our wedding. He and his crew managed to capture everything we would have wanted, often without us even realizing they were there.They work quickly too which is great because it allowed us to enjoy so much of the day. We couldn’t be happier with our photos (both portraits and candids), they came out beautifully have exactly the “feel” we wanted them to. Shane is incredibly talented and great to have around on your wedding day. We’re so happy to have worked with him.”
Emily & James – “After researching several photographers, a friend of a friend recommended Shane. We immediately loved his style and vision and actually pushed our (tentative) wedding date back a week to select a day he was available. Planning from a distance was a snap, as he was willing to chat over the phone or skype. He also was flexible in meeting us in person before the wedding when we were home in New England for the holidays.
I’m passionate about photography and knew this would be one of the few lasting pieces of our wedding day, which would capture the memories for a lifetime. I fully trusted his artistic vision (thank goodness, the last thing you want to worry about is photography!) and he exceeded our expectations. He is a calming, practical presence (I received a quick, effective lesson in how to walk in a big dress). As the day unfolded, our events progressed more slowly than we had planned, and fortunately Shane stuck around to the end.
We highly recommend him, you’ll be very pleased with the results!”
Carrie & Kevin– “Shane Godfrey is the best of the best. When my husband and I first met Shane to discuss our wedding and see if he was a good fit, I instantly knew he was the perfect person to capture our day. He was so easy going and kind and through our conversation I realized how smart and creative he was. I knew that on such a big day filled with so many different emotions, Shane would put me at ease and make the pictures one of the easiest and enjoyable parts of the day!
The day of our wedding couldn’t have gone better. Shane was so easy to work with, as was Meg. He knew that my husband and I wanted to be a part of our cocktail hour and finish our pictures beforehand, and we got all the shots done in plenty of time. Shane makes the process feel very natural. During the reception, Shane and Meg were all over the dance floor getting great shots of the party. He never pulled us away from our reception to get more pictures and we were able to be a part of every minute of our wedding.
Just over a week after our wedding, the prints were posted. I was overjoyed with how the pictures came out. Everyone I have talked to that has looked at them has said the same thing: they tell a story and they capture every moment you would want to remember. I’ve had so much fun going through them and re-living that day. Shane’s vision and skill is top-notch and he is an absolute professional. My husband and I are so glad we chose Shane to photograph the most important day of our lives, and are so happy we have his wonderful photographs to remember it forever. We highly recommend Shane Godfrey!”
Elizabeth & Adam – “From the moment we met Shane we were impressed by his professionalism and attention to detail. He was extremely straightforward and easy to work with throughout the process and made a concerted effort to adapt his style to our needs. He was able to effortlessly accommodate the various requests we had for specific photos while simultaneously capturing countless candid moments throughout the night. His photos provided us with a genuine glimpse of the love we share and the joy of those who celebrated our day with us without the forced and manufactured feel of some photographers. We wholeheartedly recommend his talents to everyone!”
Kathy & Brian – “We can’t say enough nice things about Shane and Meg. Shane has worked with so many couples on their special days, he will know what you want photographed before you even do! Shane is not only a very talented photographer, he knows how to properly bustle a dress, pin a boutonniere, and put on a veil. He is a very fast worker when it comes to formals, but also pays attention to every detail and will get beautiful shots of every aspect of your wedding without you having to ask. In addition, Shane is a calming presence on what can otherwise be a stressful day. You don’t think about how much time you’ll spend with your photographer in advance, but it really makes a difference to have an experienced hand along for the ride. Finally, and most importantly, both Shane and Meg’s photos are AMAZING. We would recommend them for your wedding or special event without reservation!”
Shane Godfrey is a Somerville, Massachusetts based wedding photographer who specializes in a candid and photo-journalistic style of wedding photography
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