Erica & Dustin wedding photographer – La Crescent, Minnesota & La Crosse, Wisconsin

January 3rd, 2009 – First, let me start by saying – what a great couple these two make. Two great people in love who surrounded themselves with great people on their wedding day. Second, even though the weather took a turn for the worse, they never stopped smiling at each other. Standing by each other’s side most of the day after the wedding ceremony. It was really something to witness. Even after knowing that they’ve been together for quite some time now – I could see the love they have for each other. What a great thing…

They decided not to see each other before the ceremony so we took turns taking pictures of Dustin & the groomsmen and Erica & her bridesmaids. Erica’s wedding dress was very ornate…

La Crescent Minnesota wedding photographer | ©2009 Shannon Porter Photography

All the guys were looking sharp – big & little…

La Crescent Minnesota wedding photographer | ©2009 Shannon Porter Photography

Before the wedding ceremony began, Dustin still had to keep out of sight…

La Crescent Minnesota wedding photographer | ©2009 Shannon Porter Photography

After the ceremony, Erica was getting her wedding dress bustled and I captured this shot of her. I envisioned this toning while taking the photo and I like how it turned out. I feel it adds to the sophistication of her style, as well as the overall feel of the photo…

La Crescent Minnesota wedding photographer | ©2009 Shannon Porter Photography

After a quick stop at a local pub, we then proceeded to La Crosse, Wisconsin and made a stop at Piggy’s Restaurant & Lounge for another celebratory drink. I think all that needs to be said about this one is, “Do not play the drums!” – had to be there…

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | ©2009 Shannon Porter Photography

As we arrived at the La Crosse Center Ballroom for their wedding reception, they used champagne glasses as table placeholders for their guests…

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | ©2009 Shannon Porter Photography

The wedding cake had red roses, matching Erica’s bouquet…

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | ©2009 Shannon Porter Photography

How could you not have a good time with these bridal party members???

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | ©2009 Shannon Porter Photography

After speeches and dinner, they cut the cake, with pretty good sized pieces and everyone thought that there would be some cake-smashing, but in the end – they sealed with a kiss without the frosting…

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | ©2009 Shannon Porter Photography

Before long, the dance was to begin. Their first dance was as beautiful as their ceremony…

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | ©2009 Shannon Porter Photography

Even as they danced, their smiles were constant – which I feel truly resembles their relationship together – now as husband & wife…

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | ©2009 Shannon Porter Photography

It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces also! From past clients to bridal party members of other clients – I saw many. I can tell that you have a great group of friends & family and what a wonderful way to celebrate your marriage. It also goes to show that once again, weather cannot put a damper on true love and I’m so glad to have been a part of your day as your wedding photographer, Erica & Dustin. Congrats to you both, enjoy your honeymoon and I wish you both the best!

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Minnesota & Wisconsin wedding photographer | ©2009 Shannon Porter Photography

One Comment

    • January 6, 2009
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    These are amazing pictures! They truely do make a wonderful couple. You did a great job…I love how you put their story to the pics!! One word….AWESOME!!!

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