Derek and Alexis met in high school and they were both drawn to each other, although Alexis was quicker at the draw! Alexis kept beating Derek to the punch and would ask him out on a date just as he was trying to plan a group date to ask her out. I love this quote from Derek "I think my heart knew Alexis was "the one" long before my mind did. Over the years of our adventures and friendship together Alexis always surprised me with her sweet words and kind ways. I always knew she was "marriage material" and hoped she would be mine." Well he finally beat her to the punch and asked her to marry him in the mountains on a four wheeler ride. She had no idea it was coming, but it was perfect! Derek says that everything is just better when Alexis is around and you could totally see his adoration for her as we shot their engagements! And its pretty clear Alexis feels the same. She says she admires his honesty and his hard work, and that she feels like the luckiest girl to get to marry him!
We planned to shoot their engagements at Tony Grove in Logan Canyon. Tony Grove is like my sanctuary, i absolutely love it and was very impatiently waiting for all the snow to melt so we could get up there (a few years ago I got my car stuck in the snow because I was too impatient and tried to go up too early. I had to hitch a ride back into town with the nicest family who just happened to be up there checking it out as well). Derek and Alexis had never been before, but I think it played its charms on them as well because they seemed to really enjoy it. One thing i love about being a Logan, Utah wedding photographer is my close proximity so the beautiful logan canyon and especially Tony Grove.