Tag Winona MN

Jennifer & Josh | Winona, Minnesota wedding

Life works in mysterious ways sometimes. The reason I say this is because you’ll never know what the future may bring or who’ll you meet. Again.

Now bare with me as I feel I have to tell this little story & the reason I say this is because years ago, as a child, I used to visit & stay with my grandparents during my summer vacation in a small town of Hudson, IA. It was like having a second home with another whole group of childhood friends. Granted now with Facebook, I can chat & see what those old friends are up to and see how their lives have changed since we were kids running around Hudson. I have so many great memories from that time in my life. It was amazing. Continue to see photos from their wedding Read More

Katie & Scott | Winona, Minnesota wedding

My wife & I met for the first time while employed at the same company and never really talked to each until we had a company Christmas party around 5-6 months later. A little over a year after that party, we were married. We’re coming up on our 10 year anniversary this coming January. The reason I bring this up is, Katie & Scott met while working for the same organization and as they say – the rest was history.

It seemed like a perfect setting for the ceremony at Katie’s parent’s home. You can’t make it any more personal than that. I also wonder what it felt like to get ready in the same room you grew up in. From the weather, the personal setting of the home crowded by all the family & friends, the beautiful details & decor added by Weddings By Nancy, the lovely music by the Seven River Strings Quartet, bouquets & floral from Flowers On Broadway, service at Visions Event Center and to the live reception music by Incognito – the day really came together perfectly for two of the nicest people.

Please enjoy the photos of Katie & Scott’s beautiful wedding day… Read More

Janna & Kelly | Winona, Minnesota wedding

Every wedding is different in some way or another. Some weddings are DIY (do-it-yourself) and some are more traditional. For Janna & Kelly, their faith was an integral part of their relationship. As their family & guests sang along to hymns during their ceremony, you could feel the love that they all share. And let me tell you, there was no shortage of family either! The mother of the bride was one of eight siblings and they all traveled from short to long distances to attend the wedding. Even a past foreign exchange student from Finland, who lived with Kelly and his family years ago, made the trip. Even at the reception held at Westfield Golf Club, guests had to sing a song with the word “love” to see them kiss at the head table.

It proves that when you are loved and you share that love with others, that there’s no better place to be.

 

Go to the full wedding photo gallery

Wedding photographer info

See other weddings by Porter

Like Shannon Porter Photography on Facebook

Robin & Jerad | Winona, Minnesota wedding

As a wedding photographer, it’s always great to see & work with familiar faces. Robin was a bridesmaid at Alison & Chris’s wedding I covered last year. This time, the tables were turned as Alison was bridesmaid for Robin. I also know a number of their friends as most of them enjoy the river as I do. These two enjoy the river so much, we headed out there by boat for their engagement photos on the Mississippi River!

Their wedding day was picture perfect. Beautiful weather, a gorgeous ceremony venue at the Chapel of Saint Mary of the Angels, great bridal party along with many loving family & friends to help them celebrate their marriage. Such nice people to be around and all of them were so happy. It seemed that you could sit down with any one of them and have a conversation for hours – like you knew each other for years. To top that off, the wedding partybooth was rocking with everyone having a blast! You couldn’t have asked for a better day for two wonderful people who are madly in love…

Without further ado – the wedding photos of Robin & Jerad!

Go to the full wedding photo gallery

Wedding photographer info

See other weddings by Porter

Like Shannon Porter Photography on Facebook

Emmy & Kevin | Winona, Minnesota wedding

It’s truly an amazing feeling when you feel loved. As a parent myself, I get to feel the love from my own children. For Emmy & Kevin, I know that they get to enjoy that same feeling too. As a wedding photographer, I get to witness this love of others. Not just between the bride & groom, but their friends, family & sometimes their children too. To see a gathering of people, some from long distances, hear the stories shared and spend a day together celebrating the love of two people – it’s well, amazing.

On the day of their wedding, there was plenty of love to go around. See for yourself…

Go to the full wedding photo gallery

Wedding photographer info

See other weddings by Porter

Like Shannon Porter Photography on Facebook