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Celebration Sessions

Celebration sessions (getting to know each other)
I try to make my photography as fun and relaxed as possible because I feel this leads to the best photographs. Part of this is getting to know a bit about you before your wedding day. At our first meeting I will bring my camera along and while we talk about your day and requirements I will take a few pictures of you both. If you book me I will send a selection of the images taken at no additional cost. If you decide we aren’t a good fit and don’t book me (shock horror!) then you are welcome to purchase the photos at my standard rates.

I started the Celebration Sessions after reading a seminar from a renowned American Wedding Photographer who was looking to streamline her business but yet still maintain all the other facets she offered and she started offering a sitting similar to my celebration session to prospective wedding clients.

I was finding that people would come to me for our first meeting and ask me a list of questions that some wedding magazine or e-article had suggested they ask that may or may not have been of any importance to them and it was stiff and hard to get an idea of all our personalities, or alternatively would just book me on line and we wouldn’t even meet until the rehearsal. So I developed the Celebration Sessions a more condensed version of the traditional Engagement Sitting (without the sitting fees at an already expensive life venture). With the added benefit to me of standing out from a very crowded wedding market and giving me a chance to photograph you before your wedding day to see how you photograph and which poses and angles work best. It gives you a chance to see what it will be like to have me as your photographer, some photos which you can then use on your save the date cards, wedding websites, or even framed with a mat board for guests to sign on your wedding day, while still getting a chance to ask me all the questions you want. A much more productive use of all out time.

Allow around an hour for your Celebration session and I am more than happy to suggest locations or work in with your own personal location. The more personal you can make it the better and I am happy to incorporate props or pets if that helps make your session personal to you.

Here are some images from a recent Celebration Session I did.

Josina and Ash had a quick turn around from booking with me to having me photograph their wedding not long after their Celebration Session and you may have seen some of their wedding images on my facebook page.

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To book your Celebration Session or if you have any questions please email me at smgodfrey@gmail.com

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Sam & Andrea

It’s lovely to do a local wedding and this one was just around the corner from us… but the lovely Sam and Andrea have travelled from the other side of the world to be married at Long Bay Beach. We were treated to the perfect day with blue skies and just the right amount of fluffy clouds. Now if only that weather could return for the rest of their stay in New Zealand! Here are a few images from their wedding day.


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What would you like most as a thank you for referring a client to Shannon Godfrey Photography?

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Mitchell & Greer

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Tyson & Melanie

Here is a sneak peek of a few photos from Tyson & Melanie’s wedding…

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My brothers beautiful bride ♥

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My brother was married….

My brother was married on the weekend – and I took a heap of photos and they were very patient (even with his broken leg!) I will be posting photos until Christmas I have so many but thought I would start with a few of my beautiful babies…. naturally biased!

I am doing all my other work too (I promise!) there a few more people ahead of them in the processing pile but I just couldn’t resist a few quick photos ♥





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North Shore Times

Check out the North Shore Times wedding supplement if you live on the Shore .  I am advertising for the first time in it!

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Wedding Booklet

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Wedding Client Information Booklet

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