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Delray Beach Boudoir Session | Delray Beach Boudoir Session | Shannon Griffin Photography

Delray Beach Boudoir Session | Delray Beach Boudoir Session | Shannon Griffin Photography

The women who stand before me are true works of art. The simplicity from this session just blew me away.

A is a florist who lives in a different state. She and I have been following each other on Instagram for years. We had talked here and there, but never met in person. She messaged me almost a year ago, letting me know she was going to be in my area and was finally ready to set up a boudoir session. She told me that she had been waiting because I was the one that HAD to photograph her (talk about an honor). We did the session in an AirBnB that she and her husband were staying in to attend a friend’s wedding. She made sure to find one that was neutral with some great natural light. The best light was in the living room, so I ended up moving the couch and some tables out of the way. Like I said in my previous post, I’ll move mountains to get my clients the best photographs.

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

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

*this post contains some nudity

It’s crazy to think that destination photography has gone beyond weddings, but it absolutely has. I like to let people know when I’m traveling for work or pleasure because more times than not, I book a few extra sessions. These are people that live in different parts of the world, but follow my work. It’s so neat to meet people, who have been supporting me through social media for the last few years. I also book destination sessions all on their own and will often times fly or drive to them.

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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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Couple's Boudoir | West Palm Beach Boudoir Photographer | Shannon Griffin

Couple's Boudoir | West Palm Beach Boudoir Photographer | Shannon Griffin

Couples Boudoir Session | West Palm Beach Boudoir Photographer | Shannon Griffin

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Tallahassee Boudoir Photographer | J's Testimony

Jehna, a mother of two, approached me early in the year about a boudoir session. I could tell from our first phone call that she was strong and passionate. I followed up with her after the session to ask her about the experience.

For so long, I felt like I had only thought about beauty from a man's perspective and trying to be what he must find beautiful or sexy. I realized I was starting to develop my own definition of beauty and a way of appreciating it, and wanted to be a part of creating artful images that reflected/communicated my sense of beauty... a woman's sense of what's beautiful, aware that my definition of beauty is passed down to my daughter. I needed to demonstrate more self love for my body exactly the way that it is.

Upon receiving her images, Jehna describes feeling a range of emotions in both reflection and in analyzing herself in the photos.

When I first looked at the photos, I was very excited, but also quick to criticize the way I looked. I didn't like my smile in this one, or dimples in that one, or my pale skin. But I spent more time looking through them over days and weeks, and slowly, my thoughts, my self-talk started to change. Pale became "porcelain", dimpled and fat became "sexy and curvy, soft and womanly", and I fell more in love with photos that I had initially excluded from my "list". I have developed more self love. And I have a desire to continue to "document" and explore my definition of beauty through further photography sessions over time...capturing exactly where I am, and loving it!

I'm beyond honored, reading what she said about working with me.

I think there's also something to Shannon’s way with clients. I felt incredibly comfortable and encouraged with her behind the camera, through her easy demeanor and accepting and loving encouragement. I also knew she would help create the kind of images I wanted; something from a woman's perspective, with an artful eye. I wanted to be part of creating a beautiful piece of art, and I had confidence that Shannon could do that. She was a partner in creating something beautiful and also making me feel beautiful.

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