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Elizabeth & Justin wedding photographer – La Crosse, Wisconsin

August 2nd, 2009 – This past Saturday, I was the wedding photographer for Elizabeth & Justin in at English Lutheran Church in La Crosse, WI. I tell ya… it was a beautiful day for a wedding and it couldn’t have happened for two nicer people. They’ve got a bunch of pictures of which I took! There was so many little moments that couldn’t be missed, so I did my best to get them all.

They did not want to see each other prior to the wedding, I started with Elizabeth with the bridesmaids in their dressing room. There’s this dry erase board in there which is always fun for me to see at each wedding I shoot at English Lutheran as the bridesmaids always write something fun on there…

Elizabeth had a beautiful dress as well as a tiara. Everyone was making sure Elizabeth was looking ever so stunning on her wedding day…

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

Justin left a special envelope containing a card for Elizabeth for her to read prior to the ceremony…

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

…waiting to see her Papa…

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

After a really tender moment together, he went to see Justin, which was another emotional moment…

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

I’m totally diggin the style & post-processing of this photo of Elizabeth…

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

Next thing you knew, the wedding ceremony was to begin. After a small prayer, the bridesmaids left and Elizabeth was left to wait for her father to walk her down the aisle to see her soon-to-be husband…

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

The wedding ceremony was beautiful and Justin rocked the kiss!!! You go man!

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

After the ceremony, Elizabeth’s grandmother – 90 years young – was so happy for her…

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

Before going to the wedding reception at Forest Hills Golf Course, we stopped at Riverside Park and Piggy’s Restaurant for some pictures & a pre-celebration drink…

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

Here’s another one of my favorites from their wedding…

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

Off to Forest Hills Golf Course and the view was perfect for a nice, romantic photo with Grandad’s Bluff in the background…

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

Their wedding cake was very, very cool. It matched the colors & designs on Elizabeth’s dress…

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

As most first dances are, their’s was a very beautiful moment together…

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

and then the party started!!!

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

It was truly a great celebration, on a beautiful summer evening, for two wonderful people…

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

Congratulations to you both, Elizabeth & Justin, thank you for having me share your wedding day as your wedding photographer! I wish you the happiest of futures together!

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

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Aimee & Travis wedding photographer – La Crosse, WI

Wedding photographer ©2008 Shannon Porter Photography

This past Saturday – May 3rd, 2008 – I was in La Crosse, WI for the wedding of Aimee & Travis. As I mentioned previously, the weather wasn’t looking the greatest. However, before the wedding ceremony started, the rain stayed away, the clouds parted, the sun came out and made for a beautiful & fun wedding for all the family & friends who were a part of the wedding.

Aimee & Travis decided not to see each other prior to the wedding, so I started with the guys first. Here we have Travis looking pretty darn sharp…

Wedding photographer ©2008 Shannon Porter Photography

and after getting all the guy’s portraits done, we brought in the proud fathers… Travis’s dad had a little fun…

Wedding photographer ©2008 Shannon Porter Photography

Meanwhile, the beautiful bride and bridesmaids were busy becoming even more beautiful…

Wedding photographer ©2008 Shannon Porter Photography

Aimee’s dress was equally beautiful…

Wedding photographer ©2008 Shannon Porter Photography

the guys had it pretty rough while waiting for the ceremony

Wedding photographer ©2008 Shannon Porter Photography

Wedding photographer ©2008 Shannon Porter Photography

Wedding photographer ©2008 Shannon Porter Photography

…back over on the ladies side of things, there was plenty of helping hands for Aimee…

Wedding photographer ©2008 Shannon Porter Photography

Wedding photographer ©2008 Shannon Porter Photography

Wedding photographer ©2008 Shannon Porter Photography

and then it was time for their portraits to be taken. English Lutheran Church is a modern, but classy church. Here’s Aimee by one of the stained glass windows.

Wedding photographer ©2008 Shannon Porter Photography

Wedding photographer ©2008 Shannon Porter Photography

Aimee’s dad with his two beautiful daughters…

Wedding photographer ©2008 Shannon Porter Photography

It was then time to wait for the ceremony to begin and everyone wanted to get a peek at Aimee…

Wedding photographer ©2008 Shannon Porter Photography

Aimee applying some last touches…

Wedding photographer ©2008 Shannon Porter Photography

at the same time, Travis was keeping his cool…

Wedding photographer ©2008 Shannon Porter Photography

Despite any last minute nerves, not to mention a loved one being involved in a car accident prior to the ceremony – the wedding went on without any issues (other than Travis crossing his eyes at Aimee during the vows) and it was time to celebrate!! We headed down to Riverside Park in La Crosse, next to the Mississippi River.

Wedding photographer ©2008 Shannon Porter Photography

Wedding photographer ©2008 Shannon Porter Photography

We then headed to Piggy’s Restaurant, also in La Crosse, which was where Travis proposed to Aimee. Which in turn, equaled even more celebration…

Wedding photographer ©2008 Shannon Porter Photography

Wedding photographer ©2008 Shannon Porter Photography

Wedding photographer ©2008 Shannon Porter Photography

Travis’s mother had many reasons to celebrate as well – she was in the car accident. She was so proud of her son and very thankful to have Aimee as a daughter. I could tell she is a wonderful woman…

Wedding photographer ©2008 Shannon Porter Photography

I know, you’re probably wondering, “when do we get to see a “real” photo of the bride??” Well, patience is a virtue and here we have our beautiful bride, Aimee.

Like, woah… huh?!?!

Wedding photographer ©2008 Shannon Porter Photography

We then headed to the La Crosse Center Ballroom where the reception was held. The cake matched Aimee’s dress. Very cool.

Wedding photographer ©2008 Shannon Porter Photography

Wedding photographer ©2008 Shannon Porter Photography

The table decorations were very nice as well…

Wedding photographer ©2008 Shannon Porter Photography

The view of the Mississippi River is perfect from the La Crosse Center Ballroom. Here the flower girl is checking out Riverside Park below…

Wedding photographer ©2008 Shannon Porter Photography

Both fathers had moving speeches as Aimee’s dad finally got a son and Travis’s dad finally got a daughter… pretty neat…

Wedding photographer ©2008 Shannon Porter Photography

And then the party began and I know fun was had by all. After a full day of shooting I mingled around for a little bit (I know Travis, not as long as you wanted…) but you both make an awesome couple, your families & friends were great and I can tell there will many, many more happy days in your future. I know you both have a busy few weeks, but I wanted to give you a sneak peek. I hope you enjoy as much as I enjoyed being your wedding photographer.

Congratulations, Aimee & Travis!!!

Wedding photographer ©2008 Shannon Porter Photography