why photography

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.

Read More

The Truth Behind What I Do | West Palm Beach Wedding Photographer | Shannon Griffin

The Truth Behind What I Do | West Palm Beach Wedding Photographer | Shannon Griffin

It’s that time of year when I can barely breathe. Two weeks ago was spent driving 8 hours north, to photograph a wedding and 7 mini sessions. This past weekend was spent driving 10 hours to photograph a wedding, oh, and stopping along the way to photograph a 2 hour family session. Before that, it was weekends spent second shooting weddings, answering countless emails, calling potential couples (it’s engagement season), editing for other photographers (alongside my own work), booking family sessions, boudoir sessions…BREATHE.

Read More