OLIVE PARK ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS // denise + nick

Denise is the type of girl who oozes with sweetness and love for those around her. When she first met Nick, it was no surprise that she was attracted to his sense of humor and laid-back personality. Nick was in the city with his cousin, who happened to be Denise’s friend from high school. The two were complete strangers who lived nearly two hours apart. Denise was unsure about dating someone long distance, but Nick’s charm and patience won her over.

Slowly they began to talk and spend more time together…which, months later, proved to deepen their relationship. Together they embarked on the journey of being puppy-parents, and as time passed, Nick knew Denise was the only girl who would make his life complete.

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LINCOLN PARK ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS // larisa + jesse

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He grew up on a farm surrounded by horses and tractors. She was raised in the Chicago suburbs minutes away from shopping centers and city life. They came from completely different worlds, however it was the city of Chicago and Match.com that brought Larisa and Jesse into the same orbit.

After messaging each other on the dating site and hundreds of texts later, the two finally met for their first date. They were two strangers, however that night forever changed the trajectory of their lives. Over time their pasts began to blend with their futures, and Jesse could do nothing but place a ring on Larisa’s finger. The two were engaged this past November, and they couldn’t wait to document their love in the city where it all began.

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ST. CHARLES COUNTRY CLUB WEDDING // heather + dan

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Heather was working for a local marketing firm when she was asked to research and collect college marketing materials at a local college fair. As she gathered different brochures with her co-worker, she spotted Dan. He was working the Chicago State University booth as a favor to a friend, and Heather decided she wanted to talk to him …. so she did.

After a brief professional conversation, Heather left her business card with Dan and was delighted to receive a call from him a few days after. They talked business which led to Heather’s company’s pitch : a signed baseball that read “ready for our pitch?”. Dan, who happened to be the assistant baseball coach unknown to Heather, was intrigued. They met at Starbucks to go over Heather’s pitch which turned into a successful business meeting and then a first date.

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