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Ashley & Byron wedding photographer – Lake City, MN & Frontenac, MN

Another weekend gone by, another great wedding to photograph! Saturday, May 17th, 2008 – I photographed the wedding of Ashley & Byron at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lake City, MN and the reception was held at Mount Frontenac Golf Course in Frontenac, MN.

The weather looked to be perfect for a wedding in the morning, but some storm clouds did come through in the afternoon & evening hours. However, a couple of raindrops did not dampen the spirits at this wedding, nor did it prevent me from getting some great wedding photography. Two cultures coming together was an awesome sight to witness and made the wedding even more special! Let’s get to some photos, right!?!

I started out with the bride & groom, here’s a cool perspective shot…

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and a nice portrait of Ashley & Byron in front of the church…

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Byron had four siblings who were part of the bridal/wedding party and here was a fun shot of his youngest brother who had to deal with height differences – I love his expression! Priceless!!

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Smiles were had by all as guests arrived for the ceremony…

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The bridesmaids’ bouquets were nice and bright…

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The ladies were having a good time while waiting for the ceremony…

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As the processional began, the ring bearer had no problem coming down the aisle, but the flower girl wasn’t too sure about it…

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Here’s a nice moment between father & son after Ashley’s father walked her down the aisle…

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All eyes were on the bride & groom during the wedding ceremony, as well as cameras!

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The wedding proceeded without issues (other than perhaps which hand to put the ring on – right, you two???) and here’s a fun shot of Ashley & Byron as they walked out of the church. It was one of many “thumbs up” from Byron throughout the day!

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These next two photos were really fun shots with Byron & the bridesmaids. I love all of their facial expressions! Good times!! The whole bridal party was a fun group!

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Heading out for some outdoor wedding portrait photos…

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Here’s a cool moment captured in one of the golf course’s ponds…

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We headed back to the reception and there was a little taste of some southern flavors going on in the parking lot. I tried some, it was REALLY good!!

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There was plenty of room inside and out for all of the guests…

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Byron’s mom wasn’t the only one getting a shot of the two of them kissing!

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The dinner was great, the cake was served, plenty of drinks were available at the bar and then it was time for the dance to begin. There was plenty of happy tears too. Its so nice to cover a wedding day from start to finish – and this wedding was no different. Here’s a nice capture of their first dance as Byron holds his lovely wife close…

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The father/daughter dance always hits home with me. I’ve mentioned this before too. Someday, I will be in these shoes with my daughter. Ashley’s dad was so proud of his “little girl”…

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Then it was Byron & his mom’s turn with the mother/son dance. Their dance was equally special with a few good moves added in too. Here’s a nice moment between the two of them during their dance…

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Overall, it was a great wedding – as they usually are – and I was grateful to be the wedding photographer of this one. I wish the two of you a happy, healthy future together!

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A gallery with some more of Ashley & Byron’s wedding photography can be found here.

Lake City & Frontenac MN wedding photography today!

The sun is shining and looks like perfect weather for a wedding and wedding photography! I’ll be heading to Lake City, Minnesota to St. John’s Lutheran Church for the ceremony. Afterwards, we’ll be heading to Mount Frontenac Golf Course for the wedding reception. Both cities provide some pretty cool backdrop scenery consisting of Lake Pepin in Lake City and Frontenac gives a view overlooking the Mississippi River Valley. Hopefully, we’ll be able to take advantage of that today. I’m excited!

I’ll be posting more about this wedding within the next few days, so be sure to check back to view a sampling of the wedding photography from today’s wedding!