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Amber & Jordan wedding pictures in La Crosse, Wisconsin

The first wedding of my double-header wedding weekend two weeks ago was in La Crosse, WI at Pettibone Resort. Not only was there a marriage happening, but there was a family being formed. You see on Mother’s Day, Jordan proposed to Amber while they were on a walk in the woods with Amber’s 4 year old daughter. He not only asked her to be his wife – he also turned to Amber’s daughter and asked her if he could marry her mommy. That’s beautiful. Equally beautiful, they now share another daughter together – cute as can be at 8 months old. So not only was I shooting a wedding, but I was witness to a family of four become one. Continue to see more of their wedding pictures

Jessica & Dave wedding photographer – La Crosse, Wisconsin

August 15th, 2008 – I headed downriver again to La Crosse, WI for Friday’s wedding at the Roncalli Newman Center on the UW-La Crosse campus. It really was a great day to get outside and take some outdoor pictures too. The weather was “picture perfect”.

Jessica & Dave chose not to see each other prior to the wedding ceremony so I started with Jessica and her bridesmaids first. We had to keep it short outside as Dave was to show up any minute. Here’s a nice black & white portrait of the ladies in front of the Roncalli Newman Center…

La Crosse wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

After about an hour of photos, Jessica had to go downstairs to hide as I was going to finish up portraits with Dave & his groomsmen before the ceremony started. Here’s an enhanced, fun photo of the guys taken in the alley…

La Crosse wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

After finishing up with pictures, Dave waited for the start of the ceremony in a separate room near the sanctuary . Jessica and her bridesmaids waited & added last-minute finishing touches downstairs until it was time for the wedding to begin. Here’s a glimpse of Jessica coming upstairs as the bridal party looks on in this black & white photo…

La Crosse wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

As the wedding ceremony began, there was a few tears shed but lots of happiness as well. The officiant had their full attention during the ceremony…

La Crosse wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

The blessing & exchanging of the rings…

La Crosse wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

After the wedding ceremony, they snuck away and were all smiles as they headed downstairs…

La Crosse wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

After formal family & bridal pictures, we headed across the street to the UW-La Crosse campus to take some photos near the location where they first met. I think it’s really special to incorporate those little things with my client’s photos. Sometimes what seems insignificant to one, can be very significant to another. On the way back, we got a nice shot with the ceremony site in the background…

La Crosse wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

We then headed through La Crosse to make a few more stops at different locations for some unique wedding photos before heading to Pettibone Resort for their reception…

La Crosse wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

After the dinner, toasts, speeches, some more outdoor portraits and a few family shots – it was time for the dance to begin. They started with the father/daughter & mother/son dance which led into Jessica & Dave’s first dance together as husband & wife. It was very nice moment for them…

La Crosse wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

All in all, it was a great wedding to be apart of. I thank you both, Jessica & Dave, for having me share your wedding with you as your wedding photographer. I hope you both are enjoying the nice, sandy beaches of Florida as I type this!! Congrats again & I wish you the best!

La Crosse wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

See more of their Jessica & Dave’s wedding photography here

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photography today

I’m headed down the Mississippi River to La Crosse, WI in a few hours for a wedding which is taking place at the Roncalli Newman Center located on the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse campus. After the wedding ceremony, we’re headed to Pettibone Resort for the wedding reception. The weather is beautiful for a wedding and I hope to get a mixture of indoor and outdoor pictures for my clients. Check back soon for a preview of today’s wedding photography!