Shannon Grant Photography http://shannongrantweddingsblog.com Fine art photos for modern day romantics Mon, 05 Jun 2017 20:08:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 Krystle + Ryan | Martha’s Vineyard Engagement Photos http://shannongrantweddingsblog.com/krystle-ryan-marthas-vineyard-engagement-photos/ http://shannongrantweddingsblog.com/krystle-ryan-marthas-vineyard-engagement-photos/#respond Tue, 30 May 2017 16:10:31 +0000 http://shannongrantweddingsblog.com/?p=10702

What better way to plan an engagement session than to make an adventure out of it? When I approached Krystle + Ryan about the prospect of hopping a ferry to Martha’s Vineyard, I had my fingers crossed so hard that they’d go for it. Luckily for me, they loved the idea and so we started planning our day trip together to the island!

For anyone with low key motion sickness tendencies, rest assured, the ferry was a breeeeeze. I was worried that the rocking motion would make me feel queasy but the boat is so big (+ we had calm waters), so it was smooth sailing there and back. When we first arrived on island, we beelined for the closest restaurant and that just so happened to be the iconic Black Dog Tavern. When Krystle agreed to go halfsies on our sandwiches so we could each have variety, I turned into the heart eyes emoji, pretty sure. Crab cake and Salmon BLT sammies are delicious btw!

Once our bellies were full, we headed to the Edgartown Lighthouse and began our trek around the island! We walked around, hit up the gingerbread houses, had beers at Bad Martha’s Brewery, and met some very interesting Uber drivers in the process. My favorite was the older man who picked us up in a Toyota Tacoma and counted out all the ways that having a truck on the island came in handy. Somehow we planned it perfectly so that we were headed back at sunset and it was simply beautiful! Martha’s Vineyard is such a perfect location for a day date and I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to check it out. Next up, Nantucket?

Here are my favorites from this fun-loving jaunt around the island with two good natured, hilarious humans. <3

 

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Ruby on Film | Boston MA Fashion Photographer http://shannongrantweddingsblog.com/ruby-on-film-boston-ma-fashion-photographer/ Thu, 11 May 2017 18:09:05 +0000 http://shannongrantweddingsblog.com/?p=10603

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve photographed a whole session entirely on film so I invited Ruby over to change that! You may remember her from this fabulous shoot at Willowdale Estate that is one of my top 10 of all time. She brought her own clothes and amazing head of hair and we shot using my white wall and natural window light. I had a couple accessories on hand that we used for texture purposes (hello, neon scarf!) but overall we kept it pretty simple. It was great to flow through the shoot with a film camera as it truly makes you slow down and click the shutter with more intention. What resulted was a lovely set of natural images of one of my favorite up-and-coming Boston models!

35mm film photos of Boston model by Shannon Grant Photography

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Thanks so much to The Find Lab for doing a stellar job on my film! And of course to the fab Ruby Dubes! If you ever need a model, contact Maggie Inc and hire her before she’s whisked off to NYC. ūüėČ

xx

Shann

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Yaa and the Blossoms | Boston Fine Art Wedding Photographer http://shannongrantweddingsblog.com/yaa-and-the-blossoms-boston-fine-art-wedding-photographer/ http://shannongrantweddingsblog.com/yaa-and-the-blossoms-boston-fine-art-wedding-photographer/#comments Fri, 05 May 2017 17:14:15 +0000 http://shannongrantweddingsblog.com/?p=10646

Spring time is the most magical time of the year in New England. Our cold, gray hearts warm and thaw alongside Mother Nature’s and all feels right with the world again. As the colors start to announce the changing seasons, yellow then white then pink, everyday we feel more alive and view the world with just a little more wonderment.

My personal favorite sign of the times is the cherry blossom tree. Not only is it the fluffiest, softest shade of pink but it reminds me of the festivals in Japan from my childhood days. Sweet nostalgia mixed with that yummy cotton candy aesthetic and my tomboy soul is instantly adorned with frilly lace and doing twirls until it drops.

But! Alas! They bloom for, what, like 2 weeks? If that? One strong Nor’easter and it’s buh-bye fancy dream tree and hello soggy pink carpet. Every year I mentally plan to photograph these unicorns and it never comes to pass. Life, it waits for no man, am i right?

After a quick Bday trip to NYC with my boys, I came home inspired by Central Park in the first throes of Springtime and just knew this was the year it had to happen! So I contacted some of my favorite people (see team below) and we pulled together my new favorite editorial to grace this website. Dreamy, romantic, unique. Not my tagline anymore but always there in spirit. Enjoy!

 

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Thank you to this incredible team that assembled and made my dreams come true in the span of a couple days:

Wardrobe: Flair

Florals: Whim Events

Makeup: Liz Washer

Model: Yaa @ Maggie Agency

xx

Shann

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Keryn + John Engagement | Cape Cod Wedding Photographer http://shannongrantweddingsblog.com/keryn-john-engagement-cape-cod-wedding-photographer/ Mon, 01 May 2017 15:21:30 +0000 http://shannongrantweddingsblog.com/?p=10573

It was an unreasonably windy day when we arrived at Duxbury Beach for Keryn and John’s engagement session. Sand whipped around in mini-tornados at my feet as I tried to reassure them (and myself) that a little wind never hurt anyone. In actuality, I ADORE wind in photos because it adds movement and life to an otherwise still image. Thank God these two believed me and just rolled with it!

They also brought along¬†their adorable dog Brodie who hopped in for a couple family photos. Don’t let his small stature fool you, he’s super strong and can rock a bow tie like nobody’s business!

After having this much fun, I simply cannot wait to photograph Keryn and John’s wedding this summer on Cape with Mollie Marrocco Events! It’s bound to be gorgeous and if this session is any indication, definitely super fun!

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Thank you K + J for going with “the flow” (ha! literally!) and trusting in me to make it work! Cannot wait to celebrate your wedding day with you!

 

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Shann

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Personal Branding Session | Providence Blogger Photographer http://shannongrantweddingsblog.com/personal-branding-session-providence-blogger-photographer/ Thu, 06 Apr 2017 14:02:22 +0000 http://shannongrantweddingsblog.com/?p=10517

One of the new loves of my life is working with up-and-comers¬†to develop promo content they can use to market on their blogs/social media. These branding sessions combine fashion with small business, portraits with detail shots; all custom to your business’ culture and visual aesthetic!

Boston blogger promo photography in Providence by wedding and fashion photographer shannon grant

This lovely lady right here has transitioned into a major role at Good Clothing Company, a sustainable fashion house in MA, and wanted to celebrate this moment! Rachel and I have worked together often over the years and it’s truly wonderful watching her career blossom as she reaches her goals.

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The Flourish Workshop | Warehouse XI Boston Wedding Photography http://shannongrantweddingsblog.com/the-flourish-workshop-warehouse-xi-boston-wedding-photography/ Tue, 04 Apr 2017 23:44:32 +0000 http://shannongrantweddingsblog.com/?p=10477

We came, we taught, we turned Boston tropical for a day!

Teaming¬†up with some major boss babes and teaching a workshop has been on my wishlist for the past couple of years. I tried to put something together a couple times but it kept falling through. Something wasn’t lining up correctly and I’m confident it was the universe whispering, “not yet”.

Teaming up with another photographer was a total A-Ha moment and I set out to find someone whose strengths complement my weaknesses (hello, finances). Considering I had received wonderful advice from Emily @ Emily Tebbetts Photography in the not-so-distant past, she was the perfect person to *hopefully* get on the team.

So, I took a deep breath and wrote her an email. Not fully expecting her to say “yes” but hopeful.

Her enthusiasm for the project right off the bat blew me away and I just knew we were on the right track! Once we added wedding planner Kelly Golia Events and lifestyle blogger By Gabriella to the team, we were good to go and The Flourish Workshop was born!

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We gathered early in the morning the day of to work on finishing touches and nosh on the tastiest bagels (Bagelsaurus: YUM) while we awaited our attendees’ arrival. Once we got going, the day rolled on¬†effortlessly and information flew around with abandon. I sat and listened intently as Gabi, Emily, and Kelly presented their segments, soaking up all the knowledge that they shared. It was amazing.

When it was my turn to take the floor, I felt most comfortable during the shooting portion. Working with a newer model, our attendees got to see firsthand how I get subjects to warm up, feel natural, and start to create the authentic rapport that makes such a difference in the final image. I made quick adjustments to the set, gave the model feedback, and answered all questions as they came up.

It was truly wonderful to see our students engaged; helping each other and directing the model with confidence! I had so much fun with this group and cannot wait to host more of these in the future!

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| Vendor Team |

Many, many thanks to these talented people for helping make this event run so beautifully!

Event Planning: Kelly Golia Events

Florist: The Wild Dahlia

Venue: Warehouse XI

Hair/Makeup: Amanda McCarthy Beauty

Vintage Pieces: Rust and Luxe

Dress: Watters “Liberty” from Flair Boston

Event Rentals: Be Our Guest

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When I showed up at Tupper Manor to photograph Leah and Alex’s stunning winter wedding, I had no idea what was in store. Most weddings are full of joy and happiness but this one was practically bursting with it. From their emotional First Look in the forest to¬†their exciting¬†“gender reveal” cake cutting to the moment we hugged goodbye. Every moment was better than the last and it’s safe to say, this was one for the books.

You may remember¬†Leah and Alex from¬†their Engagement Session¬†at Maudslay Park in Newburyport. They were up for adventure and it sure didn’t disappoint! We got lost, were sweaty, and Leah couldn’t drink the champ I brought (whoops! baby on board!). Devin from Fleur & Stitch¬†(who did the AMAZING wedding florals too!) even came to personally drop off a beautiful bouquet as a surprise. Since love is the grandest adventure, why should an engagement session be anything less? ūüôā

Leah and Alex, being present on your wedding day was not only a huge honor but also such a pleasure! The way you interact with each other, the way you treat people, and roll with the punches… you’re the loveliest people and your baby boy is so lucky already to have you for parents! Thank you for trusting me with your memories and for the sincerity of your bear hugs. You made a 12 hour day flash by like a blink of the eye and my only regret is that we can’t do it all over again!

Here are some of my favorites from this beautiful, unseasonably warm, bright and sunny wedding day:

 

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Thank you for coming and hope you loved looking at these wedding photos!

To be the first to see new work and stay up-to-date on studio happenings, head to the Shannon Grant Photography official INSTAGRAM!

To inquire about wedding rates and availability click HERE

xoxo

Shann

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Family Adventure in a South Shore Forest http://shannongrantweddingsblog.com/family-adventure-in-a-south-shore-forest/ http://shannongrantweddingsblog.com/family-adventure-in-a-south-shore-forest/#comments Mon, 07 Nov 2016 19:53:47 +0000 http://shannongrantweddingsblog.com/?p=10014

Photographing kiddos is hard. That’s why I focus on weddings (because they’re wicked easy teeheehee).

Jokes aside, when you photograph children, make no mistake they are the B-O-S-S. They set the tone and you have to go with the flow. If you resist, you’ll create an uncomfortable experience for everyone and not many great photos to show for all your effort.

When this little dude arrived, he was not happy. A long car ride + suspender application does not a happy toddler make. And that’s A-OK. So what do you do when a little one is upset but you still have to get great photos of¬†his cute face?

You make it into an adventure. A very well dressed one with perfect setting sun light and warm fall colors… but an adventure nonetheless!

As we chased each other around Wompatuck State Forest, we marvelled at ferns, took paths less-traveled, and ducked under “tunnels” (metal roadblocks) together. There was much laughter, tickles, day moon sightings and true blue quality family time to be had.

I don’t shoot families very often but when I do, this is what I strive for. A perfectly imperfect collection of moments that tell the story of what it means to be family.¬†<3

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Julia + David || Rhode Island Destination Wedding Photography http://shannongrantweddingsblog.com/a-charming-private-estate-wedding-overlooking-narragansett-bay/ Fri, 28 Oct 2016 16:49:20 +0000 http://shannongrantweddingsblog.com/?p=9622

If you want to be surrounded by beauty while marrying your love AND have a great time doing it, this wedding will inspire you in all the right ways. Set against the stunning Narragansett Bay backdrop in Jamestown RI, Julia and David’s wedding was chock full of charm, laughter, and ended in one serious dance party. This is what comes to mind when I think of the “perfect wedding day”. Just a group of people, in a beautiful place, all together in the name of love. It doesn’t get any better this. ūüôā

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Leah + Alex || New England Garden Engagement Photography http://shannongrantweddingsblog.com/a-secret-garden-engagement-session/ http://shannongrantweddingsblog.com/a-secret-garden-engagement-session/#comments Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:01:15 +0000 http://shannongrantweddingsblog.com/?p=9612

Have you ever gotten lost in the forest?

There’s something exciting and even a little magical about walking unfamiliar paths and taking turns based on faith. Relying on your internal compass to lead you straight to where you’re meant to be.

When we set out looking for the “Secret” Italian Rose Garden at Maudslay State Park during Leah and Alex’s engagement session, we had no idea it’d be so hard to find. It’s not actually a secret as it’s listed on all the maps and there are trails that go straight there (we didn’t take those). But when you do happen to get lost in the name of adventure (and photo opps), it feels secretive after all.

It’s also¬†completely worth it and anything worth having doesn’t come easy. Including pretty gardens in the middle of nowhere. ūüėČ

What better place to snuggle away from prying eyes than a beautiful courtyard in the middle of a forest?

And who better to be there with than two people who, in a world of billions, followed their compass until they found home. <3

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A million thank yous to Devin Brown of Fleur and Stitch for helping me surprise this sweet couple with such a colorful and unique bouquet! I cannot wait to see what she comes up with for their wedding!

xx

Shann

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