Shannon Giselle Photography is a photography business based in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Shannon, owner and photographer, enjoys placing her couples in natural light to capture their true essence in the most natural way possible. Shannon also takes special care to capture the many little details and special moments as they occur on your wedding day so that you can remember them each time you gaze at your photographs. She realizes that these small moments in time are what make up the big memoires as time goes on and she wants you to be able to look back and clearly remember the details of your love story.
Shannon Giselle Photography provides her photography services for not only weddings, but also engagements as well. In addition to wedding related sessions, she also offers family and children, seniors, portraits, maternity, newborn, and business and commercial headshot sessions. Her photography services include:
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Stephanie · Married on 09/07/2019
Beautiful Photos!! :)
Shannon was amazing! Her photos from our recent wedding are beautiful, and I know we'll treasure having them for a long time. She was really friendly and great to work with. She did an excellent job, both with giving directions for posed photos as well as capturing candid moments of our friends and family having fun. Would definitely recommend her 100%! Thanks so much Shannon :) -Steph and JoshSent on 09/21/2019
Amy Horning · Married on 07/06/2019
From our first phone call with Shannon, I felt at ease with her. I knew our big day would be stressful and I wanted our photographer to be someone I felt comfortable with. She won me over with her dad jokes, and I told her to bring that A game with her! Shannon and her husband Charlie, who was helping her, had gotten married at our venue (Montague Retreat Center) and so knew the space well from both sides of the camera. The photos look great and we even got them back sooner than she estimated!Sent on 08/25/2019
Jaya Mathur · Married on 06/15/2019
We hired Shannon to shoot our wedding in the Berkshires and were incredibly happy with the experience. We would definitely recommend her services!Sent on 08/02/2019
Shannon was a pleasure to work with from our first call together up through the actual wedding day. She’s friendly, a truly skilled people person (she quickly learned all the names of our family members), and clearly sees herself as part of your team on your wedding day (I didn’t take her up on it, but she even gamely offered to help hold my train in the bathroom). She was an incredibly positive presence and really helped put us and our families at ease.
Perhaps most importantly, Shannon captured truly beautiful candid and staged photos in both color and black-and-white. She also took lovely photos of the setting, including the ceremony site, reception tent, and other decor. For our couple photos, she shot us in several locations and permutations (standing still v. walking, looking at each other v. looking at the camera, etc). I found it difficult to know ahead of time which shots of us I would want, and I’m now happy to have so many different photos of us to choose from.
We opted to add Shannon’s husband, Charlie -- who is also a photographer -- for a flat rate. While it’s tough to tell exactly what Shannon v. Charlie captured, it felt like great value. My sense is that together they were able to capture many more candid moments of the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception than Shannon could have captured just on her own (particularly because we went with only a 5.5-hour package, as opposed to an 8-hour package). I expect that adding Charlie would be even greater value if you want getting ready photos for each spouse.
There are a few things I would recommend keeping in mind if you hire Shannon: She shoots a lot of weddings so it’s worth reminding her of the specific shots you want a few days before the wedding (e.g., we had emailed a month before and asked if she could take a photo of each table at the reception, but this ended up falling through the cracks). Also, don’t be afraid to speak up if you have preferences that deviate from how she typically shoots (e.g., we had reservations about doing traditional “first look” photos, but ultimately went along with Shannon’s suggestions. As a result, the “first look” photos look a bit forced -- but I’m sure that if we had spoken up ahead of time, Shannon would have adapted).