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Is an Intimate Wedding Right for You | West Palm Beach Wedding Photographer | Shannon Griffin Photography

Is an Intimate Wedding Right for You | West Palm Beach Wedding Photographer | Shannon Griffin Photography

When I began photographing weddings 12 years ago they were completely different. Wedding magazines had been around for a while, but wedding blogs were a newer thing. Pinterest wasn’t a thing. You would cut out photographs and tips from magazines and put them into a folder. Now, we have the internet and social media at our fingertips. This is a wonderful thing, but it can also be overwhelming and make some couples obsessive. Thanks to wedding blogs, it almost feels like a competition to have your wedding featured or to have the prettiest details. While details are an important part of your wedding day, they are certainly not what it’s about or what your guests will take away from the day.

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Gorgeous Wedding Veils | West Palm Beach Wedding Photographer | Shannon Griffin Photography

Gorgeous Wedding Veils | West Palm Beach Wedding Photographer | Shannon Griffin Photography

Yes, this is a blog post dedicated to my love of gorgeous wedding veils. It’s that simple. I’ve photographed so many veils over the years, whether it be for maternity sessions, boudoir sessions, or weddings. If you want some veil inspiration then you’ve come to the right place. Enjoy!

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Intimate Inlet Beach Wedding | Inlet Beach Wedding Photographer | Shannon Griffin Photography

Intimate Inlet Beach Wedding | Inlet Beach Wedding Photographer | Shannon Griffin Photography

I photograph several weddings a year that involve over 200 guests, elaborate details, and take years of planning. While I love photographing these, the intimate weddings are so welcomed in-between. It allows me to really connect with my clients and take every moment in. Karie and Andrew had an intimate beach wedding that took place behind the home they were renting on Inlet Beach. Everything took place inside the home and on the back deck. They only needed me there for a few hours; which was just enough time to cover what was most important to the two of them.

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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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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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