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Marie & Dan wedding photographer – Rochester, Minnesota

September 27th, 2008 – The second wedding I shot over this past weekend took place at the Church of St. John the Evangelist near the Mayo Clinic campus in downtown Rochester. A beautiful day, with a beautiful wedding that took place at a beautiful church.

I met with Marie and her bridesmaids downstairs as she was getting ready. Her sister and mother were right there to help as the bridesmaids watched Marie transform from a girl getting married to a beautiful bride…

Rochester Minnesota wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

After some last minute touch ups, she was ready to see Dan for the first time. I arranged to have Dan wait for Marie in the sanctuary before she walked in. It was a very tender moment…

Rochester Minnesota wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

After that, we took advantage of the beautiful weather and the wonderful courtyard outside for some intimate portraits…

Rochester Minnesota wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

I’m always looking for different angles to make an awesome photo…

Rochester Minnesota wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

We then headed back in to take care of family portraits as well as the bridal party portraits. I headed back downstairs to check on Marie and the bridesmaids. Next thing you know, it was time for the wedding ceremony to begin. The bridesmaids left and then it was Marie’s turn to go upstairs and meet her father…

Rochester Minnesota wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

The church was almost completely full of guests and the ceremony was beautiful. As Marie & Dan walked back up the aisle, their faces were beaming with joy. During the receiving line, Marie and her sister shared a second hug & some laughs. I love the emotion it shows…

Rochester Minnesota wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

Before going to the wedding reception at the Rochester MN Marriott Hotel Ballroom, the whole wedding party made a couple of stops for a little “pre-celebration”. I could tell a good time was going to get better at the reception!

Rochester Minnesota wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

The wedding reception was packed with family & friends, food & drinks, speeches & laughter as well as love from everyone in the room for Marie & Dan. After dinner, the dance began with their first dance as husband & wife. A beautiful dance it was…

Rochester Minnesota wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

It was a great wedding to photograph, filled with so much love and wonderful people – especially Marie & Dan. Thank you for allowing me to share & capture your wedding day. I wish you both the very best together!

Click on the following photo to see the preview photo gallery of Marie & Dan’s wedding day!

Rochester Minnesota wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography