Hi, I’m Alexandra and I’m 45! I started Studio Xandra in 2003. I didn't start off doing wedding photography, but it's become my core focus and true passion. I do still do some session work senior high school students and families.
I live in the Port Huron area. I'm slightly obsessed with dogs and cats, guess that's why I ended up with three of my own. My "fur-babies" are a big part of my life. I rescued all three of them, Mengha, Baxter, and Bubba! The first two are cats and Bubba is a five-pound chihuahua. So, if you have your own pets, never hesitate on bringing them to your sessions!
I love getting chai tea with my partner, reading a good book, spending endless hours writing my novels for relaxation, and spending time with my girlfriends from time to time. One random fact about me; I have two metal rods on my spine and my foot is rebuilt with metal from a car accident when I was twenty, but I don’t let my disabilities get in my way, not one bit!
I am committed to my best friend Sean Since November 12th, 1999. We met in college in 1995 at Central Michigan University. He chased me for a few years, but eventually caught me and won my heart. Sean is my rock and one of my biggest supporters of my business along with my parents.
My parents have supported my dreams for as long as I can remember buying camera equipment and film back in the day, then on to computers and digital and all that came with that. They have been with me through it all. My dad has even been my second shooter sometimes.
As goofy as it sounds, I'm infatuated with the idea of love. There's a good chance I'll be tearing up at your ceremony while taking your photos!!
Listen, I love what I do for a living. Photographing people is fun. It's what you will have forever of your dream day. I have a great deal of graditude for all that i have been able to do in my life and feel grateful everytime I get to share those moments with my new friends in their wedding images and videos. Real couples sharing, special moments.
You will never be stiffly posed! I want you to have fun at your session, laugh, and goof around. I love leaving my sessions feeling like I gained new friends. I am happy to say that I've become friends with some of my "clients”.
My editing style is on the warm side, with fresh skin tones and dark and mood-altering essences. I'm a "true to color" photographer and capture enhanced moods and emotions. I tend to like to give my couples more choices rather than less choices and I always include some artistic renditions with the package as well.
As for my video style I like to give a fun and adventurous video to my couples that leaves them with the best moments of the day highlighted for them. On the collage videos and slideshows I like to give a free flowing spirit to the project. I let it build itself through the music you choose and the images you bring me it is like putting a puzzle together.
You will be swept up in emotions when you view your images and video's but the real thing that will take your breathe away will be the photo collage of your entire wedding day. We suggest it being printed on canvas and passing on as a family heirloom. It isn't everyday that you can see your entire day in one image. It take days to build the image as we do it by hand. It is well worth the look on your face, and the emotion it invokes in you; for us to make the effort for our new friends.
Alexandra Livesay, Owner Studio Xandra
Sue is my right hand. She accompanies me on all my weddings and is my second shooter and part-time videographer.
Joyce is invaluable as she helps me with all my bridal shows and is a great support as both a hair consultant and mom.