Member Since: 1/20/2012
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.
Member Since: 10/30/2012
We actually ended up not liking our wedding photos from a different vendor, and contacted Shane to shoot with us a few weeks after our wedding. It wasn't a traditional wedding shoot, but Shane got us exactly what we had imagined all along.
He was so nice to work with, and is super talented. I am so happy we contacted Shane and made the slightly odd decision to re-shoot our wedding photos. They are photos that I am proud to frame and keep forever.
Member Since: 9/23/2012
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!
Member Since: 4/28/2013
Shane came highly recommended from many people and we were able to see him work firsthand at a friends wedding before ours. After seeing how he worked we knew we wanted to book him. Shane is calm, attentive, professional and easy to be around.
When our wedding day came, Shane was amazing. He kept a calm and light- hearted demeanor before the ceremony which was greatly appreciated since those tend to be the most tense moments. When the time came to take group photos in a public area, Shane kept everyone in the background moving to ensure that they would not interfere with a picture. We had many photos that we wanted and he was able to get through them with enough time to get additional bride and groom shots AND be at cocktail hour on time.
He captured every single moment of the day and then some! He stayed late into the night, despite the fact that he had already been there 10 hours to not miss any moment.
When the photos were complete, we were astounded. We knew he had captured great moments but it was beyond words once we actually saw his work. He has an amazing eye and didnt miss a beat.
An added bonus to all of this is that we knew Shane shot more than 8000 photos on our wedding day and he had edited them down in 2 weeks! It took us hours to go through all the pictures so we could not imagine how much time he put into editing after our wedding to get us the shots in such a timely fashion.
We would recommend Shane highly. You will not be disappointed with booking him!
Member Since: 4/22/2013
We had Shane's colleagues, Jared and Rob shoot our wedding and they were phenomenal! They were organized and efficient in getting the formal photos and blended easily into the crowd for candids. Our photos were available quickly and are absolutely beautiful! The whole process was easy and enjoyable, from the first meeting with Shane to the numerous emails back and forth and finally the finished product. I would highly recommend Shane Godfrey Photography!
Member Since: 4/30/2010
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!
Member Since: 6/5/2014
Planning a wedding can be a VERY stressful experience.
The preparation including the venue, menus, stationary, dress, the cat-like herding of the family & friends, primping and beautify, and endless other details all resulted in the the shortest and most magical whirlwind of a glorious 12 hours (not including after party) period I've ever experienced.
We didn't have a wedding party so we only wanted to have a few important semi-formal family photos. Our focus was to capture the candid moments of absolute JOY & FUN of the occasion, which Shane & Co did perfectly!
Shane is low key, easy to talk to, and most importantly, has a FANTASTIC end product. He understands your vision (or maybe sometimes lack-there-of) and delivers!
Easy to work with with excellent results! Thank you Shane!
Member Since: 9/19/2012
We LOVE our photos - Shane captured the feel of our wedding as well as documented the evening beautifully. In addition, working with Shane was great, he was communicative and professional, and also a really nice guy. We did formal pictures before the ceremony and it was fun and stress free and did not drag on forever! He is definitely passionate about what he does and it shines through in his photos. You will not regret choosing him as your photographer!
Member Since: 6/5/2012
My husband and I chose Shane for our October wedding. Planning a wedding from DC was not always super convenient, but working with Shane always was. He was incredibly responsive and kind. We had a wonderful wedding day which was captured beautifully by Shane and his assistant, Meg. I only wish that there were a couple more options for our formal photographs. Shane definitely kept the session brief, which can be stressful with so many people, but I only have one formal option for pictures with each of my bridesmaids and my mother. If that's important to you, perhaps you should ask for some variety. Otherwise, Shane really made the photographing stress free and actually quite fun! I would highly recommend him.
Member Since: 10/30/2013
I loved Shane from our first phone conversation, and he remained lovable throughout the whole process. He was responsive, professional, did a beautiful job on their engagement photos, but most importantly, did a beautiful job capturing the wedding. Shane has a very soothing demeanor which is helpful on a stressful wedding day. He remained in the background while somehow capturing every single special moment of the day. I see that he has five stars, and he should have ten. He is a great photographer and any bride will be fortunate to have him for her special day.
Member Since: 9/27/2012
Shane (and Meg!) were outstanding for our wedding on October 4th! Shane shot our engagement photos in February and we loved them, making us even more excited for our wedding pictures. Shane and Meg made our wedding day absolutely flawless, all of the pictures we have seen have been STUNNING thus far!
Shane is such a talented photographer and what I love the best about the way he works is that he is always there, but never in the way -- not an easy task. :) Shane and Meg are both true professionals and you will be thrilled to work with them! We can't wait to work with them again in the future!
Member Since: 10/23/2011
We used Shane for our engagement photos, rehearsal dinner, and wedding day events and I cannot speak highly enough of both the experience taking the photos as well as the finished product. We never felt awkwardly posed and during the reception we never felt like we had a camera in our face. The results were photos that really captured the essence of our wedding and will continue to provide us with wonderful memories for years to come. I would highly recommend Shane as he was easy to work with, professional, and we could not be happier with his photography!
Member Since: 5/28/2012
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.
Member Since: 10/28/2012
We are so happy we decided to go with Shane as our wedding photographer. He is very easy to work with and his work is amazing. I got so many comments from family and friends about how great our photographer was. Shane and his assistant were really good at shooting everything without getting in the way. He was also able to focus our bridal party and family during formals (which was not easy). I was especially impressed with Shane as I was running a little late for our first look and was starting to stress. Shane assured me that there was plenty of time and we would be able to get everything in before the ceremony which was important to us. He was able to shoot our first look and all our formals even leaving me time to go back and freshen up before the ceremony. To top everything off our photos were available 1 week after our wedding!! The photos are amazing and Shane was really able to capture so much of the day. I couldn't be happier with the photos and would recommend Shane to anyone.
Member Since: 3/25/2012
We are so glad we found Shane to photograph our wedding. He and his assistant were a pleasure to work with, and really made the whole day stress-free. He is extremely easy going, even when we were running a little behind schedule he made sure we got all the shots we wanted while not missing any of the festivities. Throughout the day, there were countless moments when we thought to ourselves "Oh I hope Shane is getting this," and he managed captured everything in a way that lets us relive it as if we were still there. He seemed as excited as we were. We could not be happier with the results, and will cherish our wedding albums for years. I would be quick to give Shane my business again for photography needs in the future, and absolutely recommend him for your wedding.
Member Since: 2/18/2012
Without a doubt, hiring Shane was the best decision we made! He truly made our wedding absolutely perfect and our pictures were stunning! His expertise made me feel comfortable and confident that I was in good hands. His laid back personality made him so easy to work with but he never lacked professionalism and always had our best interests in mind. If you do anything, make sure you hire Shane for your wedding...you will not be disappointed!
Member Since: 6/11/2012
Shane did a fantastic job photographing my July 2013 wedding.
After meeting with multiple photographers and feeling underwhelmed, my husband and I met Shane. We were very impressed with his training, the quality of his work, and his warm personality.
The week before our wedding he was able to join us to walk through our venue and go over the timeline of our wedding. When the day arrived, he was totally prepared to capture it all. Plus, he was so much fun to hang out with!
Our photographs are stunning and captured all the best parts of our event. We continue to receive compliments from family and friends on the quality of his work. We are so glad that we got to work with Shane and look forward to recommending him to others!
Member Since: 5/8/2011
We can't say enough about how amazing Shane is! We truly loved having him as our photographer and he made taking photos so easy! He was there with me every step of the way and a calming presence in a whirl wind of a day. Everyone felt so relaxed and he made it so effortless. The pictures came out just perfect and we couldn't be happier that our wedding was captured so beautifully. He was able to get all the photos I wanted and so many more. I did a lot of research before choosing a photographer and I know we made the right choice with Shane. We got our photos very soon after our wedding so we could enjoy them with our family and friends. My parents and my in-laws love the photos and my father has told me multiple times Shane was worth every penny. I would highly recommend him to anyone and hope to get to work with him again in the near future!
Member Since: 10/16/2012
I am so happy that I was able to work with Shane because he was able to capture amazing photographs of our wedding without making it feel like all we were doing was posing for photographs. He is extremely organized and knows and understands what he is doing so well everyone including all of our family who was in one or two photographs commented on how easy it was to work with Shane. He was great to work with before the wedding listening to what we wanted and staying true to what we wanted when he sent us our final product pictures. We couldnt be happier with our wedding day and Shane was able to capture that so perfectly in his pictures. He is truly extremely talented at what he does.
Member Since: 1/2/2012
Shane was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. We hired him from a distance-- we were planning our Berkshires wedding from San Francisco-- but from our first Skype call it was clear that he was the right guy for us. He's totally down-to-earth and straightforward; you get no wedding upsell with him. Because we lived so far away, we didn't get to meet him and Meg until the day of the wedding, but immediately felt like he was a friend. He blended right in with our guests and was admirably calm and reassuring when we had torrential thunderstorms and a tornado warning!
We wanted to prioritize photos that captured the spontaneous moments of the day over formal portraits and he did just that. To our suprise and delight, his photos got our wedding featured on Style Me Pretty! http://www.stylemepretty.com/massachusetts-weddings/2013/08/19/the-darrow-school-wedding-from-shane-godfrey-photography/
Photos really are what you have left when it is all over and we've loved coming back to these gorgeous photos again and again to relive moments of that wonderful day. Shane is the best-- call him now!
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