Katie & Richard wedding photographer – La Crosse WI & West Salem WI

June 7th, 2008 – The first wedding of the weekend was held in La Crosse WI at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church for Katie & Richard. There was plenty of smiling faces, laughter and happiness to go around, considering that there was severe weather lurking in the area. The was a little rain, here and there, during and after the wedding ceremony, but it was upon arriving to the wedding reception at Maple Grove Country Club when real weather came into play.

Let’s just say my walk (more like a sprint) to the door from my car left me completely soaked from head to toe. Yes, I had an umbrella. But when there’s approximately 50 mph winds, blowing every single drop of rain in the air because there was a tornado about a mile away from the reception, conveniently at the same exact time I parked my car – you’re bound to get a little wet. I did finally dry off by the time I was done! ; )

But anyways, like I said, the weather didn’t dampen the spirits of Katie & Richard, let alone their bridal party, family and guests. Let’s check out some photos from their beautiful wedding!

Preparation for a wedding is an important part of a wedding day. Without getting ready, the brides and grooms wouldn’t look as sharp as they do! Here’s Katie, with her wonderful bridesmaids, putting on her beautiful wedding dress.

La Crosse WI wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

La Crosse WI wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

All of the ladies were there to help and Katie’s mom helped her necklace…

La Crosse WI wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

The dress was very ornate…

La Crosse WI wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

…the flowers were a beautiful bouquet of roses…

La Crosse WI wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

… and check out the rings!

La Crosse WI wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

Waiting outside for them after the wedding ceremony was Richard’s Ford…

La Crosse WI wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

They were all smiles after the wedding!

La Crosse WI wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

After the wedding, they headed to Features Sports Bar & Grill, in West Salem, for a pre-celebration drink with the bridal party. They managed to fit in a kiss as they left…

La Crosse WI wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

As we left is when the storm moved in and the tornado touched down near Maple Grove Country Club as we arrived. But as soon as it came through, it was gone and the wedding celebration continued!

La Crosse WI wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

After the dinner and a little mingling, the dance began with the traditional first dance as husband wife…

La Crosse WI wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

All eyes were on them, along with a few who wanted to join them towards the end of their dance…

La Crosse WI wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

The dance was sealed with a kiss…

La Crosse WI wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

…and Katie & her bridesmaids danced the night away!
La Crosse WI wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

La Crosse WI wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

It just goes to show that even some of the biggest storms will not prevent true love and I was happy to be a part your wedding as your wedding photographer Katie & Richard. I wish the both of you the best!!!

La Crosse WI wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

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2 Comments

    • June 12, 2008
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    Shannon:These pictures are absolutely beautiful!!! You were an amazing photographer, EVERYONE complemented on how nice you were and how easy you were to work with (even the picture shy men!) Thanks for venturing out in the storm to take beautiful pictures and for putting up with me and my enormous bridal party. I cannot wait to see the rest of them!

    • June 17, 2008
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    I attended Richard & Katie Stinson’s wedding last weekend in La Crosse, WI and was just looking at some of the wedding pictures posted. I really have to tell you that they are beautiful! I also looked through some of your other photography on your site and was VERY impressed. Yours is the best I’ve seen! You really have the knack to capture the emotion of the moment and in such unique and creative ways.

    I just wanted to take the opportunity to say that I am very impressed! I will recommend you to anyone I know!

    Take care!

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