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Alison & Erick wedding photographer – Rochester, MN & Stewartville, MN

Well, the rain stayed away in Rochester, MN and the wedding went off without a hitch! Other than Alison & Erick getting hitched, that is! It is so neat to see two families come together, as well as friends from sometimes long distances, for two people so deeply in love. I’m honored to be able to share and capture these moments in my client’s lives.

Saturday was not any different. I believe both Alison and Erick were the youngest between each of their siblings. Alison was a stunning bride. Erick had a charm about him. (he looks really young, but people tell me the same thing too!) They’ve been together for a number of years and dated through college. And on April 19th, 2008 – they began the first day of the rest of their lives.

Let’s get to the good stuff – the wedding photography!

Both of them were all smiles when they saw each other for the first time…

Wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

Here we have our beautiful bride, Alison.

Wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

The flowergirl/junior bridesmaid, Alison’s niece, was cute as a button too…

Wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

Bride posting with her equally beautiful bouquet in front of the sanctuary at Bethel Lutheran Church in Rochester, MN.

Wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

Alison blowing a kiss to her man during pictures…

Wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

Showing the love…

Wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

Hooking the bustle on a dress isn’t always as easy at it initially seems! But it makes for great photos! Her dress was beautiful too!

Wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

The flowers look so real on their cake. It never ceases to amaze me how some wedding cakes are designed and made! So cool…

Wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

When they arrived at Riverview Greens Golf Course in Stewartville, MN for the reception, again, they were all smiles. Probably because the hard part is done and now its time to start the party!

Wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

I think this photo is so neat. Father holding on to his daughter. Makes me wonder of when it will be my turn, and my hand, on my newly married daughter’s shoulder. It will be hard for me to let go, I know this for a fact!

Wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

After some photos outside, we went back in to warm up and have dinner. An excellent dinner at that. (thanks Alison and Erick, again!) They showed a slideshow after dinner and then it was time to dance the night away. Here’s a photo of the father/daughter and mother/son dance. Sometimes (and usually) other camera’s flashes will wreck a photo, but here’s an example of how it can make for a sweet photo!

Wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

I wish you both the best and have a happy, healthy future together – Alison and Erick! Hope you’re enjoying those sandy beaches on your honeymoon!!! Congratulations to you both! Thank you choosing me for your wedding photographer!

Wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

Need a wedding florist? Check out Nola’s Flowers in Winona, MN!

Wedding portrait of bride in Wabasha, MN - Shannon Porter Photography | Wedding bouquet by Nola's Flowers - Winona, MN

Nola’s Flowers has a tremendous variety of fresh cut flowers, bouquets, roses, and balloons for all your special occasions, delivered fast from her central location in downtown Winona, MN. She offers same day delivery of flower bouquets, flower arrangements, roses, house plants, and lots, lots more!

Take a minute to view her beautiful collection of flowers, balloons, and other fine gifts. An updated selection of Nola’s freshest creations and specials is located at the bottom of the Nola’s Flowers website.
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Nola’s Flowers LLC
159 Main Street
Winona, Minnesota 55987
507-454-3500
877-454-3500

Store Hours:
Monday – Friday: 8:00AM – 5:30PM
Saturday: 8:30AM – 4:00PM
Sunday: Normally closed, but open by special arrangement, including delivery

Minnesota & Wisconsin area and Destination wedding photographer