So there they are, sitting on the couch in my studio. Alexis and Joe are telling me about their engagement and the stories are not quit matching up. Alexis seems to a have specific memories of Joe and the walk up to their engagement and Joe is adamant that “it was not really like that”. That is when I knew I wanted to work with these two. Watching them playfully bicker about Joe’s
love tolerance of heights when they are trying to recount what was one of, to that point, the most important days of their lives was just perfect. I have heard a lot of engagement stories through out the years and I have found that 99.62% of the time, there is always some quirks to it. The truth is, that is how life goes. You have great plans, unmatchable ideas and then life just decides to mess with you. Those quirks are what makes life fun. Think about it, if life just went how we planned it, how interesting would that be? How many friendships would you have missed out on if your plans worked out?
I tell you all of that because Alexis and Joe’s wedding was supposed to be outside on the dock and then the rains came. Just one hour before the wedding the ceremony was moved inside. So that means I found Alexis in the corner crying and cursing her luck right? Nope. We had to pull her away from helping to move tables. In her dress. With her veil on. That was the second time I looked at Alexis and Joe and wanted to work with them. I also think it is something the defines their relationship. Their are a working couple who do not let life happen to them. When life does give them quirks, their roll up their sleeves (or dress) and get to work.
Alexis and Joe, thank you for choosing me to photograph your handmade decorations, I mean your wedding! You two are great and keep being you!
Venue: The Prairie Street Brewhouse
Caterer: The Prairie Street Brewhouse
Dress: David’s Bridal
Suit/Tux: Men’s Wearhouse
Cake: Cakes By Dea
DJ and Lighting: Luxe Productions
Officiant: Jim Baluch