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their love began during the winter…

…so it only felt right to take their engagement pictures in the wintertime.

After a nice, wonderful chat at the studio, we ventured out and braved the Minnesota elements and a bad hamstring (you’re a trooper, Randy!) to fit in their engagement session before they headed back home to the Twin Cities.

It was so nice to meet you both and hearing your story was great. No worries about a camera timer this time…

; )

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Michaela & Tim wedding engagement photographer | downtown St. Paul, Minnesota

January 10th, 2009 – I was excited to get back out and shoot on Saturday, especially since I don’t shoot too much in the winter. But after last weekend’s wedding, it stirred up the urge to shoot some more. After a few emails with Michaela, we set a date, found a meeting place and crossed my fingers we didn’t have a blizzard or another ice storm! The sun was out, but you have to remember it is January…

…in Minnesota. It was around 15-20 degrees with a pretty chilly wind. It was cold.

Not your ideal weather & temperatures for outdoor pictures, but Michaela and Tim were troopers!! We had a great time! Holding each other close, they kept each other warm, like to people in love should do anyways. Spending that time together really showed me the love they have for each other. A lot can be said when you see a woman smile so much when she’s around her man. Michaela was constantly smiling. I could feel the love… what an awesome thing to see & feel.

We started right next to Landmark Center in St. Paul and went from there. The Seventh Place Mall area made for a great spot and backdrop, right next to Park Square Theatre

Minneapolis St. Paul wedding engagement picture | Shannon Porter Photography See & read more of these Twin Cities wedding engagement pictures!

Erica & Dustin wedding photographer – La Crescent, Minnesota & La Crosse, Wisconsin

January 3rd, 2009 – First, let me start by saying – what a great couple these two make. Two great people in love who surrounded themselves with great people on their wedding day. Second, even though the weather took a turn for the worse, they never stopped smiling at each other. Standing by each other’s side most of the day after the wedding ceremony. It was really something to witness. Even after knowing that they’ve been together for quite some time now – I could see the love they have for each other. What a great thing…

They decided not to see each other before the ceremony so we took turns taking pictures of Dustin & the groomsmen and Erica & her bridesmaids. Erica’s wedding dress was very ornate…

La Crescent Minnesota wedding photographer | ©2009 Shannon Porter Photography Continue reading about their MN wedding ceremony and WI wedding reception