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Bridal Boudoir | Jupiter Beach Boudoir Photographer | Shannon Griffin

Bridal Boudoir | Jupiter Beach Boudoir Photographer | Shannon Griffin

I am a big advocate for bridal boudoir. But, it might not be for the reason you’re thinking. While I think it can be a lovely gift for a spouse, it’s more about what it signifies for the one having their photographs taken. When I get an inquiry for bridal boudoir I want to make sure that we talk and are after the same ultimate goal. There is beauty in being strong and independent. That doesn’t have to change with marriage. It’s incredible to watch the session unfold. For those that thought it was going to be a gift for someone else, what they start to realize is that the ultimate receiver is themselves.

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Best Friend Boudoir Session | Savannah Georgia Boudoir Photographer | Shannon Griffin Photography

Best Friend Boudoir Session | Savannah Georgia Boudoir Photographer | Shannon Griffin Photography

These two have such a special bond and we wanted to capture it in a unique way. This wasn’t a bachelorette boudoir party, this wasn’t to put on sexy lingerie for their partners, this was to slow down and be in intimate moments with each other and themselves. There really is a special bond between women and I hope I captured a little piece of that.

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Boudoir Sessions Serve a Greater Purpose | West Palm Beach Boudoir Photographer | Shannon Griffin Photography

Boudoir Sessions Serve a Greater Purpose | West Palm Beach Boudoir Photographer | Shannon Griffin Photography

I still get people who don’t understand boudoir. They think it’s purely sexual, vain, or pointless. I can keep putting up blog posts that explain why they are so much more than that. I can try to explain it in my own words (which I’ve done several times). But, what I think speaks the loudest are words from other women who have been photographed by me.

This one hits way too close to home for me. M (we’ll call her) isn’t sharing the photographs with the public because of her job. I reached out to her and asked if she would be willing to share her story, though. I told her that her words might really need to be read by someone who is in the depths of hell. I wish that more women had talked about their struggles when I was in my marriage. There were so many times I felt shameful and alone. E is allowing me to share one photo and her words.

I want to point out that not every woman that I photograph is “broken” or going through hard times. I photograph women who are engaged, married, divorced, have kids, can’t have kids, don’t want kids, have done boudoir sessions before, have never done boudoir sessions before, and so on. But, this is E’s story and it’s a pretty damn powerful one.

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San Francisco Boudoir Session | Destination Boudoir Photographer | Shannon Griffin Photography

San Francisco Boudoir Session | Destination Boudoir Photographer | Shannon Griffin Photography

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I was just talking to another photographer about why we prefer, and pretty much insist, on photographing in our client’s homes. We were discussing how it forces you out of your comfort zone. You have no idea how light will fall and at what time. You don’t know which space will be your favorite or create a reaction in your veins. Having a studio space has it’s own pros, but it can start to become repetitive. The last thing I want is for the work that I’m creating for these women to become second nature.

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Fitness Model Miami Boudoir Session | Miami Boudoir Photographer | Shannon Griffin

Fitness Model Miami Boudoir Session | Miami Boudoir Photographer | Shannon Griffin

It’s incredible to photograph so many different women of varying body shapes. Women are so beautiful and I love that they trust me with such intimate moments. We are so hard on ourselves, even for the smallest imperfections. My goal is to crush that stigma with every single photo session.

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