Jodi & Tucker wedding photographer | Lake City, Minnesota

You know there are times when you have something planned and you hope for great weather? We’ve all been there at some point. This is usually the case with wedding planning. Yes, you hear the line “It’s good luck if it rains on your wedding day!” but I kinda think that’s just to make the people getting married feel better about the situation. The weather during last weekend’s wedding in Lake City, MN was like a cold & rainy autumn day. There was just no sign of the rain letting up…

However, whenever you have two people in love – it doesn’t matter what the weather is doing. When you are with the love of your life – you tend to forget little things like the weather. Life is good when you’re with the one you love. Add in family & friends and that makes things even better!

Before I get into the good stuff, I want to let you know that I’ve been experimenting with some new processing techniques on the photos. You’ll see some different black & white and duotone processing on most of these preview pictures. When you strip a photo of its color, it can make you “see” the photo differently. It’s almost as if you can feel the emotion within it. So with that said, let’s see some photos huh?!

Jodi & Tucker decided to see each other prior to their ceremony to get the formal photos done first. Their first sight of each other was a beautiful moment…

Bride & Groom seeing each other for the first time on their wedding day

Not only was Jodi absolutely stunning, but so was her wedding dress and bouquet…

Bride holding her wedding bouquet | ©2009 Shannon Porter Photography

The beautiful bridesmaids checking out some friends who pulled up to the church…

Bridesmaids looking out windows | ©2009 Shannon Porter Photography

Tucker was ready to “get the show on the on the road”…

Groom patiently awaiting wedding ceremony | ©2009 Shannon Porter Photography

Bride & Bridesmaids | ©2009 Shannon Porter Photography

Last minute preparations…

Bride taking one last look | ©2009 Shannon Porter Photography

and then some nerves may have settled in…

Deep breath | ©2009 Shannon Porter Photography

walking it off | ©2009 Shannon Porter Photography

Marriage is a major change in one’s life. A lot will go through your head before the ceremony. There’s so much emotion. Everyone handles it differently. One thing’s for certain – if you’re in love, everything will be alright. As it may have seemed like an eternity waiting, after a short & sweet ceremony, Jodi & Tucker were now married…

walking down the aisle | ©2009 Shannon Porter Photography

Everyone was so happy for them…

a Grandmother's hug | ©2009 Shannon Porter Photography

And then we were off to have a drink at the Port of Call in downtown Lake City as the guests blew bubbles…

bride & groom walking through receiving line | ©2009 Shannon Porter Photography

After plenty of story sharing and much laughter, we headed to Lake Pepin Golf Course for the wedding reception. The stories & laughter continued through the speeches…

Best man speech | ©2009 Shannon Porter Photography

and there were some tears as well, but happy tears…

bride's sister tearing up during speech | ©2009 Shannon Porter Photography

bridesmaid speech | ©2009 Shannon Porter Photography

After dinner, the dance began and the love was obvious…

first dance | ©2009 Shannon Porter Photography

Thank you Jodi & Tucker for allowing me to capture the love you share as your wedding photographer. I hope the honeymoon was wonderful and full of more memories!!

Never forget the love you felt on that day… congratulations to you both!

a romantic kiss | ©2009 Shannon Porter Photography

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