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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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Why Engagement Sessions Are Important | Palm Beach Wedding Photographer | Shannon Griffin Photography

Why Engagement Sessions Are Important | Palm Beach Wedding Photographer | Shannon Griffin Photography

I get a lot of couples that don’t really understand why engagement sessions are important or if it’s something they really need to do. I want to use this space to go over some simple reasons as to why engagement sessions are a wonderful addition to your wedding collection.

Click to read the reasons I believe engagement sessions are vital.

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Married Under an Oak Tree in Eden Gardens State Park | Santa Rosa Wedding Photographer | Shannon Griffin Photography

Married Under an Oak Tree in Eden Gardens State Park | Santa Rosa Wedding Photographer | Shannon Griffin Photography

Adrienne and Wes had originally planned to have their wedding somewhere else, but Eden Gardens State Park stole their hearts. It was also easier for more family members to come if they had it locally. One of my favorite details is Adrienne using her grandmother’s dress as part of her reception display. It was such a special touch and a great way to honor her.

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Blush Pink Wedding Dress Inspiration and Bridal Boudoir | West Palm Beach Wedding Photographer | Shannon Griffin

Blush Pink Wedding Dress Inspiration and Bridal Boudoir | West Palm Beach Wedding Photographer | Shannon Griffin

Some gorgeous blush pink wedding dress inspiration and bridal boudoir…just some pretty to brighten up your Monday.

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North Meets South Panorama Farms Wedding | Charlottesville Virginia Wedding Photographer | Shannon Griffin

North Meets South Panorama Farms Wedding | Charlottesville Virginia Wedding Photographer | Shannon Griffin

This wedding is very close to my heart. I've been friends with Meredith and Chris for several years, so when they asked me to be the one to photograph this special day, I was beaming! They live in Manhattan, but got married in Charlottesville.  They love the south and wanted to have that be the main feature, while still including some of their New York lifestyle.

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