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Abby & Luke wedding photographer | La Crosse, Wisconsin

Let me start this post about last weekend’s wedding by saying…

Thank you to all of the brave Americans who serve our country in the United States Armed Forces. From the newly enlisted, to active duty, currently deployed, to the veterans and to the fallen – I thank you for your service and for protecting the freedoms our wonderful country provides us.

If you haven’t thanked a member of the military lately, next time you see one – do so.

As a wedding photographer, I really strive to document the wedding day as it unfolds. At the same time, as a visual artist, I am always looking for unique situations and locations to create the imagery you see on my website. Having clients who understand this, who allow me to have the creative freedom to do what I do, is everything a photographer can ask for. Last Saturday’s wedding of Abby & Luke provided those things and so much more. To list off a few of the reasons:

  • First – they were clients who wanted the creative imagery and truly appreciate the work I provide.
  • Second – they booked & allowed enough time to document the wedding day schedule.
  • Third – planned a schedule which had a number of different stops at very different locations which keeps the ideas fresh & spontaneous, but at the same time – keeps it fun for the members of the wedding party. OK – it included Harley-Davidson motorcycles and monster trucks!
  • Fourth – WONDERFUL wedding party and family.
  • Lastly, and most important of all – Abby & Luke are two people so very deeply in love with each other… that’s the most beautiful thing of all.

Luke is member of the United States Army and a veteran of the Iraq War. He dressed in the US Army dress blue uniform for the wedding ceremony. It was nice to see a groom, not only proud of his service to our country by wearing his proper military attire, but to be in love at the same time. It was sort of an interesting attraction visual opposites. You’ve got the rough, rugged & strong image of an army soldier paired with a beautiful, delicate & ornate image of the bride…

Groom wearing army dress blue uniform for his wedding ceremony in Onalaska, WI | ©2009 Shannon Porter Photography

Bride holding her wedding bouquet in Onalaska, WI | ©2009 Shannon Porter Photography

After shooting Luke and his groomsmen & Abby and her bridesmaids separately – it was time for the ceremony at St. Patrick’s Parish in Onalaska, Wisconsin.

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