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Part 1 | Kristin & Jason | La Crosse, WI wedding

At the end of August, something pretty awesome happened. Kristin & Jason got married.

The weather was perfect. The venues were perfect. The excitement was in the air. Nothing was going to stop this train.

Needless to say, I may not have too much to say as there’s so many photos to show. Which may seem odd, as I usually ramble on about something. This time the photos are going to “ramble on”…

Kristin & Jason chose not to see each other beforehand as we started out at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph the Workman, a beautiful church in downtown La Crosse, Wisconsin. Kristin and her bridesmaids were buzzing around as they were all preparing for the wedding ceremony…

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Ashley & Tony wedding engagement photographer – La Crosse, Wisconsin

Smiles are contagious. It’s official. A smile can make anybody’s face just shine with happiness…

March 21st, 2009 – I traveled down to La Crosse, Wisconsin to meet up with my 2009 wedding clients, Ashley & Tony, for their wedding engagement picture session. It was a nice, sunny Spring morning and a great day for some photos! Here’s a few pictures from our time together…

I love it when I see two people in love, smiling so big when they look at each other. With these two, it was natural for them…

La Crosse WI wedding engagement picture | ©2009 Shannon Porter Photography

La Crosse WI wedding engagement picture | ©2009 Shannon Porter Photography

I’m totally diggin’ these smiles – don’t you!?!? Pretty cute couple to boot…

La Crosse WI wedding engagement picture | ©2009 Shannon Porter Photography

I’m looking forward to being your wedding photographer in July!!!

La Crosse WI wedding engagement picture | ©2009 Shannon Porter Photography

Lindsay & Scott wedding photographer – La Crosse, Wisconsin

October 4th, 2008 – It was a beautiful Autumn day and just perfect for an outdoor wedding at the International Gardens at Riverside Park in La Crosse, Wisconsin. While you could hear the sounds & music from Oktoberfest a few blocks away, you could tell that the Fall season was upon us. Almost a year to the day, Scott had surprised and proposed to Lindsay at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona, MN – where they have a photo and plaque displayed there. Scott wanted me to shoot the proposal for him that day, however, I had a wedding already booked for that day. No matter, their wedding was a beautiful one, in a beautiful setting, with beautiful weather, filled with family & close friends and most of all – two people in love.

I started with Scott and the groomsmen as Lindsay was arriving at the start of the cermony. Here is Scott’s best man getting his collar adjusted by Lindsay’s brother, who was her “man of honor”…

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

If you ever go to Riverside Park, you need to visit the International Gardens, which is located on the north end of the Park. It’s a beautifully landscaped area. The scene of the ceremony was very natural…

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

They both wrote letters to each other to be read by the officiant during the ceremony. Such beautiful words were read and tears of happiness ran down Lindsay’s cheek while Scott’s letter was read to her…

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

After the ceremony, we finished up pictures with the bridal party and family. While taking Lindsay & Scott’s portraits, I noticed the sun shining between them after I had told them to hold hands. The end result is a very beautiful image…

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

Even though the leaves still hadn’t completely changed, there was still a few which had already fallen off the trees, which made for a perfect Autumn themed portrait…

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

They then boarded the La Crosse Queen for their wedding reception paddleboat cruise. It was a brisk, autumn evening on the Mississippi River, however it did not stop the guests from having a wonderful time. Whether inside or out, everyone had a great time celebrating Lindsay & Scott’s marriage. Here’s a shot of their first dance…

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

Then a good amount of people headed to the upper level and braved the cool autumn night air and danced the night away as we floated up & down the Mississippi River until we docked back at the La Crosse levee.

I was pleased to be a part of your beautiful wedding, Lindsay & Scott. I wish you both many more days of happiness & love together and hope every day is the next best day for each of you!

To see more of their wedding photography, click on their portrait below!

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography