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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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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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Celebrating Your Body | West Palm Boudoir Photographer | Shannon Griffin Photography

Celebrating Your Body | West Palm Boudoir Photographer | Shannon Griffin Photography

This is a woman that I have photographed a couple of times. I have photographed her wedding and a few other sessions. When she wrote to me about it finally being the time to do a boudoir session (we had been playing with the idea for years), I had to know why NOW? What was it that finally gave her that push to get outside of herself and be vulnerable. What I wasn’t expecting was how much her answer would resonate with me. I truly believe she speaks for so many women…

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How to choose the perfect wedding accessories | West Palm Beach Wedding Photographer | Shannon Griffin

Finding your wedding dress can be hard enough, but then you add in the task of finding the perfect accessories to go with it. I love using resources, such as Pinterest, to help give me style inspirations, but that can become overwhelming and cumbersome.

I think the best thing to do is keep it true to you and your every day look. For example, if you're someone who has a classic wardrobe, you might opt for a classic veil. Let's look at some examples of veils (and of course, you have to also choose the length and detail).

This one keeps it classic, but I love the detail in the trim:

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Here is a very thin veil. This style is one of my favorites because it is so simple that it doesn't take away from the dress. I feel that you could pair this veil with absolutely any style of wedding dress or even a gorgeous pantsuit. (Veil courtesy of Vocelles):

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A classic mantilla is always beautiful and keeps with certain traditions (mantilla courtesy of St. Patrick:

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Another classic look: 

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This floral veil was a showstopper!

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Or, you can go with something off the wall and gorgeous, such as this creative veil from Jurgita Bridal

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Now, let's take a look at bridal headpieces. These are such a great way to add a little extra to your look. The great thing about them is that you can wear them with or without a veil. They bring this whimsical element that is sure to be a showstopper. 

Here are a few examples of some favorites that I've photographed over the years:

(Courtesy Jurgita Bridal)

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I love this embellished headband. (Courtesy Vocelles; A Bridal Shoppe)

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These next two are hair pieces that look like flowers. I love how one bride used it as her "something blue"!

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This bride opted for real flowers and the outcome is gorgeous!

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If you don't want to wear any bridal head pieces, you do have other options. You can wear gorgeous statement jewelry, like the cameo necklace pictured bellow:

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Or, you could skip all of the accessories and make a statement with your hair!

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Whatever you decide, just remember that it's your wedding day and you should stay true to you. 

For more inspiration, head on over to my Pinterest!

West Palm Maternity Photographer | Jenna | West Palm Beach

When it comes to maternity, I really want the story to be about the mom and baby. Pregnant women sometimes feel like they have lost their identity, and I love to help them see that they are still beautiful and wanted. The story is theirs and I’m just there to capture it.

This was Jenna’s third child and she wanted to do something a little different. She knew this was going to be their last time having a baby, so this felt like the perfect way to preserve it. She left her husband and kids in Tampa to come do this session in my home. I believe she really enjoyed that time to herself and with her new baby, as a month later he'd be born and things were sure to change. 

You can see the feature in Embrace Magazine