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{FEATURED} The Wedding Magazine – Coulee Region 2012

With another Valentine’s Day in the books, I’m sure there’s a few more couples who are newly engaged! Need some design inspiration for your wedding reception? Or maybe you are looking for a planner or designer? Perhaps this post will help. Read More

{FEATURED} The Wedding Magazine – Coulee Region

As my wedding season is about to open full steam ahead in one week, I thought I’d let you know that some of my wedding photography was recently featured in a local wedding publication!

I know that not all of you in the area are planning a wedding, but if you are – an excellent resource for covering all aspects of a wedding can be found locally and for free! The Wedding Magazine – Coulee Region can be found at most local wedding vendor shops, including my own gallery & studio in downtown Winona, MN. You can also download a PDF online at the previous link above.

The following articles & pages feature some of my wedding photography:

“Music Made to Order”

“Creative Cuisine”

Color Ideas – (middle row, pink/black theme)

“Lighting the Way to Your Perfect Day”

and one sexy inside back cover…

; )

I didn’t take the cover image, but congrats to my fellow wedding photographer Tiffany Brubaker on landing the cover! So if you are going to tie the knot soon, keep an eye out for this wonderful wedding resource!


Mon Petit Cupcake | a sweet picture…

To be honest, I had a hard time with the subjects I shot yesterday. At the same time, they were so sweet…

I wanted to eat them.

sampling of cupcakes from Mon Petit Cupcake in Winona, MN

Mon Petit Cupcake, LLC is located in Winona, Minnesota. A local special order/delivery and wholesale fully licensed bakery, Mon Petit Cupcake, LLC uses only the finest ingredients, primarily organic and locally sourced to create artfully designed gourmet cupcakes.

Contact: Jennifer Rogers, owner

phone: 507-358-8504

email: monpetitcupcake [at] yahoo.com

Wedding Visions – Designing Signature Dreams

Are you or someone you know planning a wedding? Or maybe looking for wedding ideas? I invite you to attend this upcoming open house bridal event of where I will be one of the featured wedding professionals taking place at Signatures Restaurant & Visions Event Center in Winona, Minnesota.

Here is an open invitation to any of you currently in the wedding planning process:

Wedding Visions
Designing Signature Dreams

Planning Possibilities with Quality

Congratulations on your Engagement!!!
Signatures Restaurant and Visions Event Center would like to cordially invite you to an open house bridal event on
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
6:30-9:00 PM.

-Meet with professionals in the wedding industry
-View various types of décor
-Sample wedding cake, wine and hors d’ oeuvres
-Gain inspiration for planning bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, golf outings, receptions, and gift opening brunches.
-Register for door prizes!
-Take advantage of contract bonuses!

We look forward to helping you plan your
Signature Event!

wedding reception at The Waterfront Restaurant | La Crosse, WI

Last Saturday’s wedding reception was designed by Weddings By Nancy and held at the elegant Cargill Room of The Waterfront Restaurant in La Crosse, Wisconsin. It’s located right on the Mississippi River, directly across from Pettibone Park beach, at the south end of Riverside Park. With over a 180 degree view of the river, you also have a perfect view of the Cass Street & Cameron Avenue bridges looking downriver.

If you haven’t been able to attend an event held there, let me share some photos with you. It is definitely one of the most picturesque wedding venues in the La Crosse area.

wedding reception at The Waterfront Restaurant | La Crosse, WI

wedding reception at The Waterfront Restaurant | La Crosse, WI

wedding reception at The Waterfront Restaurant | La Crosse, WI

wedding reception at The Waterfront Restaurant | La Crosse, WI

wedding reception at The Waterfront Restaurant | La Crosse, WI

wedding reception at The Waterfront Restaurant | La Crosse, WI

wedding reception at The Waterfront Restaurant | La Crosse, WI

This is the beginning of ongoing posts for those of you who are planning weddings. I will show a few photos of different wedding venues to provide an inside look of the different options available to you. As I bring you inside of each wedding I shoot, and all the love & emotion within them, allow me to bring you inside the locations where all the fun happens!

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Two May 2010 weddings booked recently!

Just an update on my wedding photographer services availability – I’ve booked two more weddings for May 2010 which are now unavailable. The dates are as follows:

  • May 15th, 2010 – a Winona, MN wedding
  • May 22nd, 2010 – a Winona, MN wedding

This now puts me at six weddings booked for 2010. Remember, I do limit the amount of weddings I shoot each year!!

2010 wedding dates booked

I want to post an update regarding my wedding photographer services for 2010. As of this past weekend, I currently have four weddings booked for 2010. Here are the dates that are currently unavailable for weddings:

  • June 19th – Winona, Minnesota
  • August 14th, – Winona, Minnesota area
  • September 25th – Alma, Wisconsin
  • October 2nd, 2010 – Winona, Minnesota

Remember, I only shoot a limited amount of weddings each year to provide each of my clients the best possible service I can. If you’re planning a wedding or know of someone who is looking for a wedding photographer – here’s some links with more info:

2010 wedding photographer availability

As some of you know, I’m currently sold out for 2009 weddings and not booking any more this year. However, if you’re planning a wedding for 2010 and interested in my wedding photographer services, I strongly suggest not waiting too long to inquire!! I’ve already received numerous 2010 wedding inquiries and the chances of completely filling up next year by this Fall is quite possible.

2010 weddings:

  • May 22nd – strong interest
  • August 14th – booked
  • September 25th – strong interest
  • October 2nd – booked

If you or someone you know has expressed interest in my wedding photography, please feel free to inquire. You can always check your date to the left in my date checker. Remember, it costs nothing to inquire!

Also, if you’re looking for a 2009 wedding photographer, I do have a few photographer friends that I can refer you to. Shoot me an email to info [at] portergraph.com

Wedding planning information

A quick note – I’ve added a page where I’ll be compiling information & links to venues and/or vendors that may be able to help in your wedding planning. Currently it mainly has outdoor wedding ceremony locations and wedding reception venues/sites as well as a florist & a wedding planner, but I hope to continually expand to the list as I get time. Just a quick list I’ve made off the top of my head, but again, I do hope to add many more links and info! See the list by clicking the link below or through on the link in the right-hand column:

Wedding Planning & Resources

If you have a suggestion, please let me know!

2009 Wedding season is almost booked!

Hello to all of you wonderful people! I wanted to address an issue that I’ve been experiencing lately regarding 2009 weddings. My wedding photographer services are in VERY HIGH DEMAND – as of December 19th, 2008 – I have 25 weddings booked for the 2009 season and 1 wedding for the 2010 season. I’ve been receiving many inquiries for my wedding photographer services on dates that I’ve already been booked for. I will do my best to help find a photographer for you if I am booked or become booked.

To see if I’m booked on a date that you’re planning your wedding, you can check your date directly to the right of this post in the right-hand column where it says “Check My Availability”. Plug in your month, day, year, click on “check availability” and it will open up to new screen telling you whether or not I would be available on your planned wedding day. If I am available, the screen will ask for simple contact info from you so I can contact you by email and/or phone. Don’t be scared – you’re not signing up for spam mail or mailing list, it’s simply a way I can contact you about your wedding photography needs. It really works out slick and many of my current clients have used it. It is updated in real-time, so no matter when you check it, it is up to date.

Don’t forget to check out the sweet, custom wedding album designs I can create for you made from some of the industry’s best & top products!