weddings

Eclectic Texan Wedding | Texas Wedding Photographer | Shannon Griffin Photography

Eclectic Texan Wedding | Texas Wedding Photographer | Shannon Griffin Photography

This wedding is one of my all time favorites. It was completely different than my usual style and I loved every minute of photographing it. Lizzy has such a unique and fun since of style and it really shined through her wedding. You can see the feature on Wedding Chicks .

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Some Words of Gratitude | West Palm Photographer | Shannon Griffin

Some Words of Gratitude | West Palm Photographer | Shannon Griffin

So many days I sit at my desk alone. I feel that I’m in this crazy journey of my business by myself. It’s so easy to get lost in the emails, invoices, accounting, editing, marketing, etc. There are times that I’m so busy with everything else, it feels that photography is such a minuscule part of what I do. The truth is, it is.

It’s the days that I get to get on the phone with a woman who is facing divorce head on and is deciding, in some of the darkest days of her life, that she wants to stand in front of my camera. She wants to open her wounds, show me her new scars, and trust me to tell her story.

It’s the days that a mom emails me, telling me that she is finally pregnant after trying for many years. That she wants me to photograph this growing child that lives so deep inside of her soul, before they’ve even met.

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Interview With Wedding Planner Avis Glenister | Santa Rosa Beach Wedding Planner | Shannon Griffin Photography

Interview With Wedding Planner Avis Glenister | Santa Rosa Beach Wedding Planner | Shannon Griffin Photography

Women are incredibly powerful, but we are still human. We spend so much of our emotional labor taking care of others that sometimes we forget to take care of ourselves. I really want to start highlighting other women business owners. I want to talk about what they do for a living, but I also want to talk about them as people, separate from what they “do”. My goal is to start an interview series with these incredible business owners that really gets to the core of what keeps driving us when we feel we’ve lost control of the wheel.

My first interview is with an incredible wedding planner. I’ve worked with Avis Glenister, of Peach and Pearl Events, a few times and she is one of the top in her field. We sat down to discuss the ins and outs of wedding planning and what exactly goes into owning your own business in the wedding industry. We talk abut the wonderful parts of it, as well as the struggles.

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Married Under an Oak Tree in Eden Gardens State Park | Santa Rosa Wedding Photographer | Shannon Griffin Photography

Married Under an Oak Tree in Eden Gardens State Park | Santa Rosa Wedding Photographer | Shannon Griffin Photography

Adrienne and Wes had originally planned to have their wedding somewhere else, but Eden Gardens State Park stole their hearts. It was also easier for more family members to come if they had it locally. One of my favorite details is Adrienne using her grandmother’s dress as part of her reception display. It was such a special touch and a great way to honor her.

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The Truth Behind What I Do | West Palm Beach Wedding Photographer | Shannon Griffin

The Truth Behind What I Do | West Palm Beach Wedding Photographer | Shannon Griffin

It’s that time of year when I can barely breathe. Two weeks ago was spent driving 8 hours north, to photograph a wedding and 7 mini sessions. This past weekend was spent driving 10 hours to photograph a wedding, oh, and stopping along the way to photograph a 2 hour family session. Before that, it was weekends spent second shooting weddings, answering countless emails, calling potential couples (it’s engagement season), editing for other photographers (alongside my own work), booking family sessions, boudoir sessions…BREATHE.

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