weddings

The Addison Wedding | Boca Wedding Photographer | Shannon Griffin Photography

The Addison Wedding | Boca Wedding Photographer | Shannon Griffin Photography

The Addison is one of those venues where it looks like you are in another part of the world. I love venues where the couple can get ready, have the ceremony, and then the reception all in one place. It makes the day so much smoother and more convenient for everyone involved. Kate and Anthony had such a lovely outdoor ceremony, followed by a reception FULL of dancing, live music, and so much fun. Couples like this keep me loving what I do!

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Private Home St. George Island Wedding | St. George Island Wedding Photographer | Shannon Griffin

Private Home St. George Island Wedding | St. George Island Wedding Photographer | Shannon Griffin

This wedding almost didn't happen. Hurricane Michael came through a few months ago and took out large parts of the northern, western coast of Florida. Small fishing towns, like St. George Island, were some of the hardest hit. Driving to Ashley and Tucker's wedding looked like a war zone. Luckily, the home they were married at was not hit. The day was already an emotional one, but especially with toasts and tears being shed over the loss in the surrounding area.

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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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