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a wedding photo slideshow

One of the things I’ve been working on is efficient ways to display my wedding photography & portraits on this site. With video becoming more & more prevalent on the internet, I thought I’d try it out.

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Jennifer & Brian wedding photographer – La Crosse, Wisconsin

August 30th, 2008 – I traveled south along the Mississippi River to St Paul’s Lutheran church in La Crosse, WI to photograph the wedding of Jennifer & Brian. Such a great couple and wedding to photograph. They chose not to see each other prior to the wedding and so I started with Jennifer and the bridesmaids as Jennifer was getting ready. I usually try to describe each wedding I shoot, but on this day of wedding photography, the pictures really do tell the story so I’ll let them do the talking…

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

Each bridesmaid signed Jennifer’s shoe for good luck…

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

I took a few bridal portraits of Jennifer before checking in on what the Brian & the guys were doing…

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

So what were the guys doing? Take a guess.

What else does a groom do when getting ready for his wedding?

He shoots hoops….

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

It was time for the wedding ceremony and here’s Jennifer’s brother & father seeing her for the first time…

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

The ceremony was beautiful and when it was done, Jennifer was so cute as she gave a little “bouquet pump” in the air. As they left the church, the wedding party threw rose pedals…

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

We headed up Grandad’s Bluff, which overlooks La Crosse, and stopped at the Alpine Inn for some drinks before arriving at the Radisson Hotel for the wedding reception. Before entering, we walked over to Riverside Park for some creative portraits of Jennifer & Brian. These two made my job as a wedding photographer easy. See for yourself…

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

As the wedding reception began, there was a real fun grand entrance and shortly afterwards, they began with the toasts & traditional wedding speeches. Brian had two best men and their speeches had plenty of laughs for not only Brian, but for the crowd as well…

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

Before the dance started, Jennifer & Brian snuck out with me to take advantage of a little break in the action as well as beautiful evening light in downtown La Crosse…

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

We headed back to the wedding reception and the dance started with a beautiful first dance “under the stars”…

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

and then the dance floor opened up to everyone…

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

Now I can’t leave without mentioning their DJ for the reception, Bob Viking. He was a blast! If you weren’t there, I’ll leave it up to you to wonder about these two things.

#1 – Why is this best man wearing lipstick??

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

#2 – Why is Jennifer running out of the men’s bathroom??

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

Make sure to check out the link at the end of this post to see more of the fun from their reception!!

It was just a beautiful wedding to be the wedding photographer for and there was so much love throughout the whole day. Have a blast and love every second you are in Ocho Rios, Jamaica on your honeymoon, Jennifer & Brian. Thank you for allowing me to capture your love for each other on your wedding day.

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

Be sure to check out & see more of Jennifer & Brian’s wedding photos in the expanded preview wedding photo gallery