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Kim & Allen | Wabasha, Minnesota wedding

I think it’s truly a beautiful sight when you can watch someone look at the person that they love and you can feel that love & emotion. This is what I felt every time Kim & Allen looked at each other on their wedding day.

Now at the same time, it’s kind of funny when you shoot a high school friend’s wedding. Especially when you’ve shared a number of good times with each other. And what’s even better, is the guest list included some of those other high school friends who helped make those good times even better. You see, I’ve known Allen for years and his Best Man was my childhood neighbor and needless to say – we’ve had our fun in our day. To make it even better, Kim’s sisters and friends are just as goofy as our friends were/are. It’s literally a perfect match.

Mix all of this with a day that started pretty dreary, yet come the time of the wedding, the clouds parted and the sun shined bright the rest of their wedding day. Add in loving family & friends to help you celebrate and you’ve got one beautiful wedding. Continue for Kim & Allen’s wedding photos

High school senior portrait photographer in Red Wing, Minnesota

September 24th, 2008 – I met with a Rosemount High School senior and her mother for a senior portrait session in Red Wing, Minnesota. It was an awesome session and we had a lot of fun as well! She was a great subject to shoot. You could see this on her beautiful, wonderfully smiling face.

One thing that I mentioned to them was that I really wasn’t that familiar with any particular place to shoot. I’ve been to & through Red Wing many times but never really stopped to see the sights, other than being stopped at an intersection waiting for a green light. At the same time, I go through this basically every weekend at some of the weddings I photograph. Chances are likely that I haven’t been to the venue before. I make due with what I’m given for locations, combine that with willing subjects and we create wonderful imagery. You’d be surprised on how the simple locations can make for great photography. We found all these unique little locations in less than one block radius.

Here’s a little sampling of her senior portraits…

Rosemount HS senior portrait photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

I totally love her expression on this next one and I feel the digital post-processing fits it well…

Rosemount HS senior portrait photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

Rosemount HS senior portrait photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

Even after the sun set, we still shot near this parking lot. Isn’t it amazing how simple locations combined with a willing participant can make for great photos??

I wish you the best during your senior year of high school!

Rosemount HS senior portrait photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

Learn about my on-location senior portrait sessions!