I’ll keep this short and sweet. Jenna “Foxy Lady” Fox (9-0) is an extremely talented fighter in women’s MMA. She is humble, driven and surprisingly super sweet for a girl who loves to beat people up. We have known each other for a while and I have been fortunate enough to see at least three of her awesome fights. I’m always impressed with her calm and calculated approach in the ring. I don’t know a lot about fighting, but it’s pretty obvious that Jenna is dedicated and passionate about her craft. It’s also very cool to work with someone my age who understands the obstacles that a young woman can face in pursuing her dreams, whatever those may be. Robert Bentley was nice enough to let us use his awesome gym for our photo shoot. We had a lot of fun at Legacy Martial Arts gym in Quincy. I hope you enjoy these photos and be on the look out because I’m sure we will work together again soon!
My session with Lindsay and Blake was in October on an awesome fall day, the colors of the trees on the lake were perfect and we had a great time.. I am really excited to be shooting their wedding at Lambeau field in Wisconsin next July. I sent them a few questions to answer for this blog post, enjoy!
Q: Where did the two of you meet? And when did you start dating?
Our paths crossed in November 2003 at Blake’s 8th grade basketball game at Sherrard Jr High. I was in 6th grade and new to the Jr. High.. So with the age gap, I was usually in another part of the school. After we met, we realized we passed each other a lot through the halls :) We finally started dating on February 1st, 2004.
Q: What are 5 words you would use to describe your partner?
Lindsay: I would describe Blake as generous, loyal, passionate, intelligent, and handsome.
Blake: Timely, intelligent, gorgeous, funny, and caring.
Q: What are some of your favorite things to do together?
Obviously, we have our weekly ritual of watching the Packers at the shed, if we do not get to go to a game or two at Lambeau every season.. We absolutely love boating all summer long at Oak Run and the Ozarks. Also, we love to take a night for ourselves and watch a season of the Office with a bottle of wine!
Q: What made you choose the location of your wedding? (Lambeau Field)
Blake proposed to me when I was studying abroad in Mexico. When we were there, I threw out the idea of Lambeau field and Blake was sold. We always said we wanted a destination wedding on the beach, but we wanted everyone to be able to make the trip there. So, we go the best of both worlds with Lambeau, only 5 hours away and a place we love to be.
Q: What is your favorite thing about your fiancé?
Lindsay: I love how loyal Blake is to me and all his friends. I have never seen a person with so many good friends. I admire his quality to be straight forward with me and his friends about any issues or concerns he might have and all of us respect him for that because he truly cares for us. Another thing I love about him is that it feels like we are just best friends and there is never a dull moment when we are together. He can always make me laugh.
Blake: I feel like we are best friends and we can never stay mad at each other for long when we do get in an argument. I love how Lindsay is the “ying to my yang” or keeps the balance in my life. Also, I love how driven Lindsay is and how she is determined to make something of herself by becoming the best Spanish teacher she can be.
Q: What has your experience with ajh Photography been like so far?
Our experience with ajh Photography has been amazing! Our engagement session with her was so easy for us because Alyssa did her homework and knew exactly what poses we wanted. She is so easy to work with and we felt so comfortable with her. We now received our pictures and are anxious to get them on the walls! We cannot wait for Lambeau field pictures on the big day!
I hope that one day you stop looking at me like I am a crazy person for having that big black camera in your face all the time. Maybe one day you will even think it’s cool that you have an “aunt” that likes to follow you around and document your life. Probably not, but that’s okay I will still be here with a camera in hand anyway :) You are now over three months old. Which seems so crazy to me.. It’s been a year since your Mommy told me that she was pregnant, little did she know then that she would be having a perfect baby girl. I remember going to an appointment with your Mommy and getting to see you move in an ultrasound. It was so awesome and it made me cry! You are now smiling and cooing a lot, and I get so happy when I see you and get to hold you! I can tell how much you love your Mommy by the way you respond to her voice and her touch. You two are going to be best friends I just know it. You got to meet your “cousin” little Jacob last weekend, who is also a special baby to me.. Hopefully soon I’ll be able to take some photos of the two of you together, which is hard since Aunt Elle lives hours away. I can’t wait to continue to watch you grow, and capture sweet smiles and laughs. I know soon you will be sitting up by yourself, and then crawling, and then TALKING. Knowing your Mommy since we were 13, I am a little scared to hear what will come out of your adorable mouth :) Shh don’t tell Mommy I said that! ;) I am so happy to even know you- and I know that you are destined for great things in this world. When it’s time for me to have my own little babies, I know that they will love you and you will probably be best friends just like me and your Mommy. Love you Jadyn!