wedding photography

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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Some Words of Gratitude | West Palm Photographer | Shannon Griffin

Some Words of Gratitude | West Palm Photographer | Shannon Griffin

So many days I sit at my desk alone. I feel that I’m in this crazy journey of my business by myself. It’s so easy to get lost in the emails, invoices, accounting, editing, marketing, etc. There are times that I’m so busy with everything else, it feels that photography is such a minuscule part of what I do. The truth is, it is.

It’s the days that I get to get on the phone with a woman who is facing divorce head on and is deciding, in some of the darkest days of her life, that she wants to stand in front of my camera. She wants to open her wounds, show me her new scars, and trust me to tell her story.

It’s the days that a mom emails me, telling me that she is finally pregnant after trying for many years. That she wants me to photograph this growing child that lives so deep inside of her soul, before they’ve even met.

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Tropical and Modern Hillsboro Club Wedding | Hillsboro Club Wedding Photographer | Shannon Griffin

Tropical and Modern Hillsboro Club Wedding | Hillsboro Club Wedding Photographer | Shannon Griffin

I love how this couple was able to mix tropical decor with a modern spin. It was the perfect aesthetic for the Hillsboro Club. I’m still obsessed with Megan’s emerald engagement ring.

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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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