Engagement photos

Coincidentally, I happened to meet Joe Crimmings while I was working on Juice’s wedding issue back in January. He shot photos of one of the most chic urban weddings I’ve ever seen, and I ended up looking through hundreds of them to choose just a few for the issue. A week after we finished the issue, I was engaged.

Later I wrote a story about Joe, and his incredible journey of surviving cancer in college, then recovering and ultimately celebrating five years cancer-free with a major triathlon and the birth of his son. It was a very powerful story.

But in the end we chose Joe to shoot our wedding and engagement photos because he is incredibly talented, easy to work with, and most importantly – willing to drive a zillion hours to our location and bring his lovely wife, Libby, as the second photographer. We are so lucky to have them as part of our wedding.

So, enough blabbing. Here are some of my favorite photos from our engagement session. They were all taken in Des Moines, and I think they capture us so well as a couple — urban and outdoorsy, not too serious, and of course, in love. 🙂

If you’d like Joe to shoot your wedding or other important life event, see his work here.