CHICAGO ENGAGEMENT : OLIVE PARK ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS // laura + jon

It was Saturday night, and Jon was hanging out with his friends at a local bar. Over beers, a few of his friends started talking about Match.com mentioning that they had recently joined the dating website. Jon was intrigued. He was tired of trying to meet someone at a bar, so he thought he would give it a try.

Laura saw Jon’s profile, thought he was cute, and sent him a message. Neither really remember what the message said, but it led to a phone call which led to grabbing drinks at Kirkwood in Lincoln Park.

It was their first date, and Laura and Jon talked about everything  … including those topics you shouldn’t : religion, politics, past relationships, etc. Their chemistry was instant. One date turned into another … and another … and soon the two knew they had found their match.

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I met Jon, Laura and Nala (their adorable pup) at Olive Park for some golden hour engagement photos.

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Laura and Jon are the cutest puppy parents. Nala is the center of their world, and it made me so happy to be in the company of them.

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Laura is Stephanie’s sister (you may remember Stephanie and Billy’s Chicago engagement from this summer), and I couldn’t be more excited to document both of their weddings next year.

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We practically had all of Olive Park to ourselves for our engagement photos.

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We had an unseasonably warm October day for their engagement session.  It was nearly 70 degrees, and I was delighted.

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Laura and Jon are planning a fall wedding at Cafe Brauer, and I couldn’t be more excited to be apart of their wedding day.

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A favorite ….

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Olive Park has incredible views of the Chicago skyline. It is one of my favorite locations in Chicago for photos and this photo sums up why.

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Jon is the type of guy who you instantly feel at ease around. He is outgoing, fun, and beyond kind.

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Laura has this energy about her that is contagious. She is bubbly and super sweet.

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And I’ll leave you with this one … one of the last shots from the shoot and one of my favorites.

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