Janelle & Steve wedding photographer – Winona, MN & La Crosse, WI

September 20th, 2008 – I drove down to the Winona Levee to board the Julia Belle Swain for the wedding of Janelle & Steve. It was a picture perfect day which made for a great day for a wedding as well as a ride on a paddleboat ride up & down the Mississippi River.

It’s not every day you go on a ride in a paddleboat and then to have your wedding on one is pretty cool! It was a wedding consisting of close family and friends. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate your wedding while going for a paddleboat cruise with the ones you love most.

Here are a few photos from their beautiful wedding day…

Julia Belle Swain wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

The little ring bearer enjoying some bubbles…

Julia Belle Swain wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

Just a picture perfect day for a wedding on the Mississippi River…

Julia Belle Swain wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

The story of how Steve proposed was very special as well. As the story goes, Janelle was unable to wear rings to work so she told Steve that she just wanted a $9.99 ring from Wal-Mart. He said once he found $9.99 worth of pennies, only face up, he would propose. The day of his proposal he picked her up and they went out to eat. As they returned to the vehicle, Steve had found a penny on the ground. Janelle had mentioned that he should count up his pennies to see where he was at. As they arrived at her apartment, to Janelle’s surprise, there was $9.98 worth of pennies, face up, in a heart shape on her table. Steve placed the last needed face-up penny to the heart shape and knelt down on one knee to propose…

Julia Belle Swain wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

very cool.

It was my pleasure to be your wedding photographer, Janelle & Steve! I wish you both the best!!! Congratulations again!

Click on the photo below to see more of Janelle & Steve’s wedding photography

Julia Belle Swain wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

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