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Ashley & Jesse | Albert Lea, MN wedding

Ashley & Jesse covered some distance before getting married. They came from Wyoming to have their wedding in Ashley’s hometown of Albert Lea, Minnesota. Jesse also served in the Iraq War while Ashley planned the wedding from long distance, so you know they have a strong bond of love.

Now on to some photos!

We started out with Ashley getting ready. She had a one-of-a-kind handmade wedding dress…

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Jenika & John wedding photographer – Albert Lea, MN

On April 12th, I was the wedding photographer for Jenika & John’s wedding in Albert Lea, MN. While winter didn’t want to let go with gusty winds and “balmy” temps in the 30’s, it was plenty warm inside from the love of both families. To make the wedding even more special, not only was each family incorporated into the ceremony, but it was the exact same church that Jenika’s grandmother was married exactly 62 years ago to the day. How cool is that?

Here are some of the photos from their special wedding day:

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What’s a wedding without some flashy socks?? One of Jenika’s brothers was not afraid to sport some…

Wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

Here we have Jenika posing ever so beautifully in front of the altar. Her dress was equally as beautiful as her.

Wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

Angelic… that’s how I describe Jenika…

Wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

We guys need a little help sometimes when it comes to clothing…

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Here we have John admiring his beautiful bride…

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Feel the love…

Wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

Wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

The stained glass windows were very nice at Salem Church – made for very moody lighting…

Wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

It had rained and snowed the day before, which resulted in a nice photo opportunity…
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Jenika’s two brothers were the ushers and here they are with their grandmother before walking down the aisle. She was married at the same altar you see in the background exactly 62 years ago.

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A kiss for grandma…

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Congrats to you both, Jenika and John! I wish you both the best and it was my pleasure to be your wedding photographer!

Wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography