Shawn Connell
Shawn Connell
Shawn Connell

Shawn
Connell

Master Photographer
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Shawn
Connell

Master Photographer
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I record what unfolds before me in a low-key way, concentrating on the moment and making each image as beautiful as possible. What I enjoy most about wedding photography is the excitement of never knowing what’s going to happen next and what images you’ll find.

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A photographer at heart since the age of fifteen, Shawn started out working for Australia’s top creative and advertising agencies. His very first job as a wedding photographer, was with Australia’s Prime Minister’s daughter. Australia will always have a place in his heart although at that time, he had his eyes set on higher goals that were in New York City. Shawn first gained experience in fashion editorial assisting a world-famous, celebrity photographer. In 2004, he became the first photographer to shoot for Christian Oth Studio. Shawn earned the position because of his creativity, true talent and dedication that Christian highly valued to represent the brand.

I love bringing out incredible beauty

Shawn has an eye for beauty, light and composition. He is the most hands-on person you will ever know. He will put forth the effort to create perfection. He even built his own home in upstate New York right next to a waterfall where he sports his true Australian traditions. Time Out New York photographed and wrote about Shawn barbecuing on his oasis rooftop in Brooklyn. Currently, Shawn’s passion outside of weddings is his fine art photography. He launched a gallery in Brooklyn called, art + method, for local artists to have a platform and be seen and showing his own collections there.

Most of Shawn’s work focuses on weddings that take him abroad. You will find him shooting in the most vibrant hotspots around the world such as Australia, Italy, Greece, France, Mexico and amongst many others. An iconic wedding of his within the studio’s portfolio, is one Outré bride’s 18th-century period celebration in a French chateau. “Everything from the logistics of getting into the country to the location scouting keeps it very fresh. Different light. Different things to inspire you. It is nice to be thrown into a new place outside of the city and only have 24 hours to come up with the most beautiful images you can.”

Shawn is the top choice among many top wedding planners. He elevates beauty and has the ability to capture women looking their best. You will frequently find Shawn’s work featured in magazines such as Vogue, Town and Country, Marie Clare in addition to many wedding publications.

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Do you have any pre-wedding rituals?

I start sketching out image ideas the moment I wake up. And I always have broccoli rabe with sweet turkey sausage and orecchiette—I need a huge pasta dish to keep me energized.

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