There are a group of people that exist, that spent their childhood in one of the sketchiest, but most iconic bar in Michigan. All bound by one thing; their love and support for their local music scene. These are two of them, and here are their engagement photos.
I knew the moment I looked over Alexanna’s instagram, she was part of that group. Luckily, I am too and I knew just the spot to make these engagement photos something that was specifically for them. Yep, that’s right. It’s Mac’s Bar. When they both showed up in August Burns Red gear and Vans, I did an internal “yessss” as all the pieces fell together perfectly.
Alexanna and Tyler’s time hope photos from when they started dating to now show two people who have reached that spot in their relationship and lives where one is complete, but kind not, without the other. They’re awesome separate, but putting them together is like a plan finally falling together just right. At least that’s what it felt like from my spot behind the camera.
Stepping back into Mac’s for the first time inclose to 9 years was like hopping into a time warp. NOTHING had changed. I mean NOTHING. It still smelled like piss, sweat, cheap beer, hot lights, and everything good about my childhood. I’m so thankful these two agreed to my wacky plan and grateful for Skotty and the guys at the bar for letting me come in before open and take these.
Afterwards, we went to my most favorite nature center in Lansing, Fenner Nature Center. The overcast, drizzly sky did it’s thing and Alexanna and Tyler mad this session everything it had potential for.