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Jess & Adam | Rochester, Minnesota wedding photographer

August 1st was my first of six weddings this BUSY month and it started with a beautiful outdoor wedding which took place at the beautiful The Garten Marketplatz Perennial Farm near Byron, which is just outside of Rochester, Minnesota. What’s interesting is that Jess was a personal attendant at a previous outdoor wedding that I shot here in Winona for Melanie & Brian at Winona State University. Chances of rain were in the area, but stayed away for their wedding day! Continue reading about their Garten Marketplatz wedding

small destination wedding

FYI – I will be unavailable from Monday, August 17th through Wednesday, August 19th. I will be returning calls & emails on Thursday, August 20th.

I’m photographing a private wedding in Two Harbors, Minnesota on the shores of Lake Superior. Stay tuned!!

Also, I appreciate the patience of all of my recent clients and inquiries. It really has been a very busy past 30 days. I’ve basically averaged a shoot per day since July 17th. While it’s taking slightly longer to get through & post about past work, I promise to catch up soon!! Thank you to all of my clients – I’m very grateful for each & every one of you!!!

Ashley & Tony | Holmen, Wisconsin wedding photographer

Love in the fast lane…

That would be a good description for Ashley & Tony’s wedding. They both have many ties to auto racing from relatives in the sport as well as Tony being a mechanic & race car driver himself. You could say that racing is in their blood and not be far from the truth at all. On July 25th, I was in Holmen, WI for their wedding when it actually wasn’t too long ago during March that I was taking their engagement pictures in La Crosse. Their smiles said it all their wedding day. And a beautiful day it was… Read More

Rachel & Ryan wedding pictures in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin

Just one week before Rachel & Ryan’s wedding, I shot the wedding for a sibling of one of my previous clients from two years ago. Rachel is the sibling of and was a bridesmaid in Shannen & Nick’s wedding in La Crosse, WI. Once again, it truly is a pleasure for me to see past clients & their families come together and share their love for those two people in love. Continue reading about their Prairie du Chien, WI wedding

Amber & Jordan wedding pictures in La Crosse, Wisconsin

The first wedding of my double-header wedding weekend two weeks ago was in La Crosse, WI at Pettibone Resort. Not only was there a marriage happening, but there was a family being formed. You see on Mother’s Day, Jordan proposed to Amber while they were on a walk in the woods with Amber’s 4 year old daughter. He not only asked her to be his wife – he also turned to Amber’s daughter and asked her if he could marry her mommy. That’s beautiful. Equally beautiful, they now share another daughter together – cute as can be at 8 months old. So not only was I shooting a wedding, but I was witness to a family of four become one. Continue to see more of their wedding pictures

wedding engagements in Caledonia, Minnesota

Nearly two weeks ago, I traveled down through rural Minnesota to Caledonia and met with my future wedding clients Stephanie & Geoff for their engagement pictures. They love the outdoors so we planned to go to Beaver Creek Valley State Park for a perfect natural backdrop.

We crossed creeks and climbed rocky terrain, but I think it was totally worth it! What do you think?

taken in Beaver Creek Valley State Park - Caledonia, MN

taken in Beaver Creek Valley State Park - Caledonia, MN

Minnesota wedding engagement picture | ©2009 Shannon Porter Photography

Minnesota wedding engagement picture | ©2009 Shannon Porter Photography

Minnesota wedding engagement picture | ©2009 Shannon Porter Photography

Click on the above photo for more of Stephanie & Geoff’s engagement pictures!

I look forward to the wedding in October you two!!!