We are Katie and Joe Fasel - pronounced "Fossil" - and yes, that's where we got our name from! We love what we do, and we love getting to do it together. Telling your story is our passion, and the only way to do that is to get to know one another. So let's do that! Here are just a few fun facts about us:
I'm the "Type A" - the list maker, the pre-planner, the organizer and the worrier.
I'm a cat mom and love my two orange tabby cats like crazy. There are more pictures of these two cats on my phone than most people take in their child's lifetime.
Yes, I am still a "Walking Dead" fan, despite the rest of my friends dropping off like flies. But only Seasons 1-4, and everything after Season 8. Everything else in between is just garbage, but I've already invested too much time to give up! Plus, I finally feel like it’s good again this year!
I try to stay physically active year round, but the beginning of each year is where I really put the pedal to the medal. Gotta get in shape before those spring weddings come, and this year I’m debating running the Gazelle Girl half marathon (for the second time) with some awesome girlfriends. Still debating…have not committed yet!
I love to dance, sing, and just have a good time. I’m positive you will see me dancing behind my camera at your wedding, because I just can’t help myself!
I'm the "Type B" - the "fly by the seat of my pants" type, whatever happens, happens, type.
I used to have long hair and an eyebrow ring...like ponytail long hair. I'm a heavy metal rocker at heart. I have my tickets to Metallica’s last tour. We also have tickets this year to see Kelly Clarkston, Justin Timberlake, and Queen with Adam Lambert, so I guess it’s going to be a year of concerts!
I have a degree in film and video, as well as a degree in photo-journalism. I'm the artsy eye, and I'm always looking for that unique angle to any shot.
I made a special request for an 11x14 canvas print of the head-shot above, because I look SO. DAMN. GOOD. We compromised by using it for the website instead.
I, too, love to dance at every wedding. Mostly in front of Katie's camera, and mostly because she's embarrassed of my slick dance moves.
About Both of Us!
We met in our film classes at GVSU, connected over a love of the show "ER," and really knew that this was forever after spending 6 months apart for a college internship.
We got married in October of 2008, on our five year dating anniversary. That wasn't planned, we wanted a fall wedding, and it just happened to work out!
We lived in New York City for nearly 5 years and loved it! The sights, the history, the food, and the amazing friends we made while we were there are just a few of our favorite things. We try to get back whenever we can, but it's not often enough. Oh, and did we mention the food?!
We love to travel. 2018 took us to New York (of course), on a road trip that took us through 8 states (if you include Michigan), and to Mexico with a bunch of friends to celebrate our 10 Year Anniversary! So far in 2019 we have a summer trip to New York City planned (for that Queen concert!), but who knows where else the year will take us!
We spend our summers working, obviously. But on our [very] rare weekends off, we love hosting barbecues, sitting by the bonfire with good friends, and just enjoying Pure Michigan.