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Janelle & Steve wedding photographer – Winona, MN & La Crosse, WI

September 20th, 2008 – I drove down to the Winona Levee to board the Julia Belle Swain for the wedding of Janelle & Steve. It was a picture perfect day which made for a great day for a wedding as well as a ride on a paddleboat ride up & down the Mississippi River.

It’s not every day you go on a ride in a paddleboat and then to have your wedding on one is pretty cool! It was a wedding consisting of close family and friends. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate your wedding while going for a paddleboat cruise with the ones you love most.

Here are a few photos from their beautiful wedding day…

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The little ring bearer enjoying some bubbles…

Julia Belle Swain wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

Just a picture perfect day for a wedding on the Mississippi River…

Julia Belle Swain wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

The story of how Steve proposed was very special as well. As the story goes, Janelle was unable to wear rings to work so she told Steve that she just wanted a $9.99 ring from Wal-Mart. He said once he found $9.99 worth of pennies, only face up, he would propose. The day of his proposal he picked her up and they went out to eat. As they returned to the vehicle, Steve had found a penny on the ground. Janelle had mentioned that he should count up his pennies to see where he was at. As they arrived at her apartment, to Janelle’s surprise, there was $9.98 worth of pennies, face up, in a heart shape on her table. Steve placed the last needed face-up penny to the heart shape and knelt down on one knee to propose…

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very cool.

It was my pleasure to be your wedding photographer, Janelle & Steve! I wish you both the best!!! Congratulations again!

Click on the photo below to see more of Janelle & Steve’s wedding photography

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Teresa & Scott wedding photographer – Wabasha, MN

This past Saturday, September 29th, I was in my old “stomping grounds” of Wabasha, MN for a wedding at St. Felix Church. I graduated from Wabasha-Kellogg High School and while I don’t get up there that much, it was nice to visit and of course, see some familiar faces. Teresa & Scott were happily married and the rain stopped as the ceremony finished. And actually, as I write this, I realize that I forgot my umbrella there… oh well. It was a great day and a great celebration for them. Here’s some photos of their special wedding day.

It appears that the ring bearer was helping a little “too much” for the flower girl’s liking…

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Teresa had a guest go get her two chihuahuas and the seamstress who altered the dresses, had some extra material left over, so she made Otis a tie. The other pup, had a dress made for her! Below is Otis and his tie…

Wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

Wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

I think they had the most colorful “limo” I’ve ever seen at a wedding…

Wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

and their first dance as husband & wife….

Wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

Congratulations Teresa & Scott!

September 29th, 2007