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: 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!
Member Since: 1/3/2012
When planning our wedding, my husband I and decided that we wanted to invest in our photos. We found Shane online and met with him in Boston. My husband I felt that we instantly clicked with Shane. We felt that he would blend in with the wedding, would be incredibly professional, and would take beautiful photos, and that is exactly what we got. Shane and his assistant both arrived early to our "getting ready" sites and started taking pictures immediately. What we liked about Shane was that he wasn't pushy, didn't try to pose us too much, and really captured the pictures that we thought were important. I also appreciated all of his wedding knowledge: from bustling, to how to hold the bouquet correctly, etc. Shane knew it all and politely offered to help when it was clear we needed it. The outcome of our pictures was outstanding. We couldn't be happier with our pictures and would definitely recommend Shane to family and friends, and will certainly use him if we decided to do an anniversary shoot. Shane was an all around excellent photographer who was knowledgeable, polite, and produced the amazing pictures we hoped for.
Member Since: 11/4/2012
Shane is amazing and working with him was an absolute pleasure. He is the perfect combination of personality and talent- he is calming, fun, mellow, and pleasant to be around but a truly extraordinarily talented photographer. We truly enjoyed being with Shane throughout the entire day and he has an uncanny ability to make you feel calm and comfortable. He is special.
Above all, his photos of our June Vermont wedding were stunning. He had never been to the venue and still delivered the most gorgeous photos we could have every asked for/dreamed of. He manages to capture every moment, every detail, and all of the emotion in an authentic and beautiful way. He is a incredibly rare talent who delivers amazing editorial candids but also beautifully orchestrated photos. Most of all - he will deliver whatever you want, listen to you, help you out endlessly on the big day, and cover it all to perfection. He is on it.
We could not be more happy or impressed with his work. He is a total joy to work with, shines in all kinds of scenarios, environments, and situations and most importantly we truly could not be happier with his beautifully captured work. He is the perfect wedding photographer and our big day would not have been the same without Shane. Hire him. He is amazing.
Member Since: 1/30/2012
Shane was the epitome of easy to work with, from his obvious and impressive knowledge about all things wedding (including makeup names and brands, and how to remove a window valence for pictures) to capturing all of the perfect shots we wanted, and those we didn't even know we wanted. I always felt comfortable and happy when Shane was shooting our photos, never nervous or forced. In fact,most the time I found myself laughing and relaxed as Shane just snapped away! The result is that our pictures look like they belong in a movie or high-fashion magazine...they are absolutely stunning! Most the time I didn't even know Shane was there - he was a complete chameleon. When he had to organize group shots he was sweet and efficient about it. Shane captured both the elegance and the fun spirit of our wedding perfectly. I wish I could better put into words how wonderful he is, and how amazing his work product is. The best advice I had received in choosing a photographer was to pick someone you feel comfortable with, and who you would like to have as a guest at your wedding. Shane was these things and more. I can't say enough about Shane; I highly recommend him - both as a person and as a photographer.
Member Since: 12/30/2010
If you have the chance to book Shane for your wedding and don’t, you are making a mistake. The pictures he took of my wedding are absolutely amazing. I have received so many compliments and many people were surprised at how high quality all of the pictures are. He got all of my “must have pictures” and caught so many details of my wedding that I did not even notice myself. I could not be happier with the pictures (and I am a perfectionist).
Just as important, Shane is incredibly easy to work with. I am generally a high stress person but he totally put me at ease. He did everything from showing me how to walk in my wedding dress to doing up the buttons on my dress when my bridesmaids were having a hard time! Shane literally does everything. He was also super fast on posting my pictures, we were married Saturday and he had them up on Wednesday evening. A lot of my married friends were astonished at how fast the pictures were available. I cannot recommend him enough!
Member Since: 12/23/2011
Photography was the most important piece of my wedding planning for me bar none. When the photographer I hoped to work with was booked, he immediately recommended Shane. From the moment we met Shane, Em and I knew that he was our guy. Funny, friendly, relaxing, and a keen eye - he's the total package. Your photographer is with you all day on your wedding day. And while we met with a few other candidates, Shane was the only one we could see being with us all day. We got infinite compliments the day of our wedding about how wonderful he was to work with and how friendly he was. Shane is both professional and easy going. He even helped fix a last minute issue with my dress and gave advice about the tuxes for the other half of the wedding party! We just got our images back and I couldn't be happier. Shane captured the beauty and energy of our special day so well. I can't say enough good things about the quality of the photos. He was also really willing to work with our budget, which some other folks were not. Use Shane for your big day and you won't be sorry!
Member Since: 12/27/2011
I had done quite a bit of research before starting to meet different photographers when planning our wedding this past November. I knew I liked Shane's online portfolio and so my fiance and I were looking forward to meeting him. As soon as we met him, we knew that it was a perfect match. Shane is clearly knowledgeable and passionate but very friendly and relaxed. The conversation flowed well and the album he showed us was beautiful. We knew that we wanted to worked with him almost immediately and I absolutely loved that he did not have a set hour limit for the day of the wedding. Who wants to worry about whether or not to keep the photographer for another hour at their reception?
Based on a friend's recommendation, we decided to add an engagement session a couple of months before our wedding. Shane easily accommodated us despite having several engagement sessions the weekend that we chose. We had online access to the photographs within a week or so, and all the photos were well-done.
Finally, the day of our actual wedding went perfectly. Shane and Meg blended into the background seamlessly and I had no idea that they had taken so many photographs. They really excel at picking backgrounds and using natural lighting; the candid photos were almost more beautiful than the posed ones. They were also very efficient with the post-ceremony photo shoot since it was cold out and we were all excited to get to the cocktail hour and reception. Within a few weeks, Shane had all our photographs up for online access and we had the DVDs with high resolution images a few days later. We can't stop looking at all the photographs and every time we do, it feels like we are reliving every moment of that amazing day. I think it's pretty clear at this point, but I have nothing but rave reviews for Shane and Meg. Thank you, you two!
Capturing Your Day
We work individually with each couple on what your specific needs are as no two weddings are the same. We are unobtrusive and stress free photographers and make sure your day flows smoothly while capturing all the important moments of your wedding! Contact us to check on pricing & availability!
- Starting Price Range: $2,000-$2,999
- Specialty: Photojournalism
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2011
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