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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

Elizabeth & Justin engagement portrait photographer – La Crosse, WI

Wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

On October 3rd, I had the pleasure of having an engagement session with my clients, Elizabeth & Justin, who are getting married next year. Even though there were times that the mosquitoes seemed to swarm us all at the same time, we had a great time. These two were fun. Elizabeth was serenading Justin with some songs she sings at work and well, I guess you had to be there to see Justin’s expression as they described them. (Right, Justin!?!) It was good time. Nothing better than being with happy people. But enough of my rambling – let’s see some photos!

The fountain in the background of these photos has a special meaning for these two. If you’ve been to La Crosse, WI – you know its at Riverside Park. It’s were Justin proposed to Elizabeth!

Wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

Wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

Wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

Wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

We then proceeded to go down by the levee at Riverside Park for some photos.

Wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

Wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

Wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

As the sun set, I laid down in the grass to get this awesome photo of the two of them sealing the night with a kiss as the evening’s colors were remarkable.

Wedding photographer | Shannon Porter Photography

Looking forward to the wedding day, Elizabeth and Justin!