documentary-style wedding photography

Best Connecticut Wedding Photographer Shannon Sorensen Photography Newington West Hartford Berkshires Duxbury Massachusetts

intimate - candid - open-hearted - emotional - artistic

My style is to step back, let you do your thing and get those little glimpses, smiles and interactions that happen during your wedding day - the little things that distinctly tell the story of who you are and the people you love.

I am honored to be entrusted with photographing incredibly special and intimate moments with my clients and their closest family and friends. My favorite moments are when clients forget I'm there and let out a good belly laugh, give each other a bear hug or find themselves with tears in their eyes.

I see beauty in the messy and the imperfect.


Your wedding photos are not just an important part of your story as a married couple, but also a cornerstone of your family history that is yet to come. They are for your children and grandchildren to discover and enjoy years from now. Your photos will tell future generations, "This is the day where our family began. This is the day we promised not just our future, but yours as well."

Wedding collections begin at $3500 and include 8 hours of wedding day photography, an engagement session, an online gallery and high resolution image files with personal usage rights.

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One of my favorite days to spend with my couples! Whether you love spending time at the beach, in the city or on a wilderness adventure, we'll create beautiful, romantic and fun images that reflect your interests and relationship. It's a fantastic way to get more comfortable in front of the camera, we get to know each other better, and use it as an excuse to ditch the planning and have a date day!

Engagement sessions are included in wedding collections at a discounted rate of $350. See above for details. 

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Boston Anniversary Photography by Shannon Sorensen


It's been a year (or 5 or 10), and you want to invest in yearly portraits to capture your growing relationship, family, a new home, pets, kids. Anniversary sessions are a beautiful way to "treat yo'self" and document your years together beautifully. Get dolled up or spend the day in pjs snuggling at home, sipping coffee and curling up in bed. Whatever your style, you'll have a yearly collection of images that show how your changed and grown since your wedding day.

An assortment of prints, enlargements, canvases and albums are available for purchase through your online gallery. 


Bascom Lodge Mount Greylock Massachusetts Wedding Photographer by Shannon Sorensen Photography
Tyrone Farm Wedding Photography by Shannon Sorensen Pomfret Connecticut
Avon Connecticut Wedding Photography by Shannon Sorensen

Shannon did a phenomenal job as the photographer for our wedding. We could not have asked for a more perfect set of memories or a more enjoyable experience working with her. From the beginning, she made an effort to get to know us to make sure she would capture what we wanted for our memories. This made a big difference for the ease at which we worked with her on the day of. We loved the ease to work with her and even though we may have thought a few of the poses silly, in the end the resulting pictures were definitely worth it. She did an excellent job of moving us quickly through several locations to take pictures, with the sunset and the beautiful scenery but still got us to our cocktail hour with time to grab a drink and enjoy! Throughout the ceremony and reception, she got great pictures but made sure never to obstruct anyone’s view. In fact, we didn’t even notice her during the ceremony, but she managed to snap a plethora of wonderful close-ups. She is a great communicator, making suggestions as she has lots of experience but allowing us to choose what was ultimately what we wanted for documenting our wedding. All we have heard are how much everyone loved the pictures! We highly recommend Shannon!

Lauren + Eyvi, Bascom Lodge, Lanesborough, Massachusetts, September 2015


Shannon did a great job with our wedding photography. I was an out-of-town bride and found Shannon on Wedding Wire. I did not need to meet with Shannon before booking because after reading her reviews and seeing her portfolio I knew she was a great fit for us. Shannon was very responsive and we were in communication from 9 months prior to the wedding, until the day of. She was professional and had great suggestions for the flow of the wedding day. She was friendly and knew our wedding party and family by names which was helpful. We definitely recommend Shannon for your wedding photography!

Nicole + Adrian, Historic Village Hall, Framingham, Massachusetts, May 2012


Shannon is the best photographer I have ever had the pleasure of working with. She was always on time and always organized. She captured our wedding beautifully. Also, when it came to a boudoir session as a gift for my husband, she made me feel so beautiful and comfortable. Shannon is the best and anyone would be super lucky to work with her!

Carrie + Patrick, Tyrone Farm, Pomfret, Connecticut, September 2016


I'm not sure where to start in reviewing Shannon and her work, other than to tell you that she was perfect for us from the first moment my husband and I met her. Shannon was a dream, from the start. We met in Boston (where my husband and I live), and talked for close to two hours. It was probably close to an hour before we even started talking about photography and the wedding -- which was after I knew she would be the person we hired.

If one or both of you are very shy and not a fan of having your picture taken -- HIRE SHANNON. Seriously. My husband is extraordinarily shy, and not a fan of having his picture taken. He felt comfortable and at ease with Shannon from the start -- and Shannon has produced the most AMAZING pictures of him! Candid and at ease, structured and posed and STILL at ease. She is a natural at what she does, and makes the entire process so much fun!

If you're looking for someone who loves what they do, at an amazingly affordable price, and someone who will take the time to get to know you and use that knowledge to produce incredible pictures, Shannon is the one for you.

The pictures are the one piece of your wedding that will last forever (besides the marriage itself of course!) and Shannon knows how to create timeless and breathtaking photos you will WANT to look at for decades to come. You won't regret it!

Meg + Matt, Belle Terrace, Avon, Connecticut, June 2012

Let's "i do" this!

Wedding photography is typically booked anywhere from 6 months to 1 year in advance. I only take a limited number of weddings per year to ensure a high level of service is delivered to my clients. A signed contract and 25% non-refundable deposit is required to book your wedding photography. Final payment is due 30 days prior to your event date.