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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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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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Family Session With Dogs, Chickens, and Pancakes | Tallahassee Family Photographer | Shannon Griffin

Family Session With Dogs, Chickens, and Pancakes | Tallahassee Family Photographer | Shannon Griffin

This family session of Lauren, owner of the delicious SōDOUGH Baking Co., was gracious enough to invite me into her home to capture her family. Lauren was pregnant at the time, so we wanted to freeze time before baby arrived and it was just a family of three.

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Goodwood Museum Wedding | Tallahassee Wedding Photographer | Shannon Griffin

Amelia and Cayden's Goodwood Museum wedding was full of gorgeous florals, vintage cars, stunning light, and a ton of love. 

 

Ceremony // Goodwood Museum & Gardens
Reception //  Goodwood Museum & Gardens
Photographer // Shannon Griffin
Planning // Mandy Chapman
Florist // Missy Gunnels
Hair // Soleil 7
Makeup // Randi Buchanan  
Invitation Suite // Polka Dot Press
Cake // Sandy's Sweets

Pretty-in-Pink Hammock Beach Resort Wedding | Palm Coast Wedding Photographer | Shannon Griffin

Kaitlyn and Jacobie had their family and friends laughing and crying all throughout their wedding day. You could visibly feel the love that surrounded them. When I received their completed questionnaire, I noticed something special that they put under, "list 3 things that best describe the other". They had both said "supportive" about one another. Their love was radiating throughout the day and you could tell that they were each other's biggest fans. 

This wedding is labeled Pretty-In-Pink Hammock Resort Wedding because...well...you'll see bellow. It was an overcast day, but that made the colors pop even more. We found a gorgeous pink staircase, where we photographed most of the portraits.  

The night was full of dancing, singing, laughing, and celebrating. Everyone was on the dance floor for the entire reception. If only every day could be such a celebration!

 

Venue // Hammock Beach Resort
Photographer // Shannon Griffin
Band // The Bay Kings Band
Florist // Rachael Kasie Designs
Bride's Dress // Monique Lhuillier
Hair & Makeup // Laura Homer
Shoes // Vince Camuto
Bridesmaid Dresses // Shona Joy
Groom & Groomsmen's Suits // Jos. A. Bank