Alyssa and Dustin’s wedding photos are full of laughter and love.  The couple’s family and friends smiled and celebrated with them on their wedding day. I had the feeling we were surrounded by light and joy through the entire experience.

Their wedding Mass at St. Peter and Paul was beautiful.  The 100 degree weather didn’t stop the wedding party from celebrating afterwards.  We went to Sibley Park and when the heat became too much for outdoor portraits the 500 Pub welcomed us with open arms.  We were even invited to use the human foosball courts Scheels sponsored for the Mankato United Way’s block party outside the pub.  The wedding party was laughing and having the best time ever, pretty soon we had a crowd cheering us on.

Thank you to all the awesome people who had a hand in making this wedding a joyful day for Alyssa and Dustin!  I am so very glad I was able to be there with you to photograph your joy.

Wedding dress in a window by Mankato wedding photographer wedding shoes, ring and necklace details by Mankato wedding photographer Christa Reed A picture of the bride getting her make up done by Mankato wedding photographer

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Natural light from an open door in a dark room is one way to quickly create dramatic portraits in your wedding dress.

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Every time I look at how happy these two are I have to smile.

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{Alyssa + Dustin St. Peter & Paul Church | Mankato Wedding Photographer}

Wedding are teamwork.  Thank you to:

Second Photographer Lynn

 St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church | Hair by Hanna Shank | Make up by Leza Rodriguez | Flowers by Lois Fogarty | Chris’ Tailor Shop | Graif Clothing Mankato | Pub 500 | United Way’s Human Foosball Tournament |

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