chicago engagement :: julie + george

It all started in summer nine years ago. Long days, warm nights, and the local pool. During a summer of working together at the pool, Julie developed a bit of a crush on George. He had an inkling that she had her eye on him, however the two remained co-workers. What brought these two together? An evening staff party. With a little liquid courage, Julie went up to George and blurted out “You’re the hottest guy ever.”

The two quickly started dating, however the distance of Julie being at school in Iowa and George being in Chicago made the relationship challenging. The two parted ways, but over the years continued to see each other at different gatherings with mutural friends.

George claims that Julie “broke him down” and the two decided to give their relationship another try years later when they were both in the same state. George knew he wanted to spend the years ahead with Julie at his side, so on NYE 2012, he popped the question….and she couldn’t say no to the the hottest guy ever.

Congrats to you both! I hope that the days, months, years ahead are full of only love and happiness.

To see more of Julie + George’s engagement session, watch the slideshow below or click on the link.

urban chicago engagement :: sandra + chris

She had a very specific vision in mind. She knew what she wanted, and she was going to get it. When I first talked to Sandy about engagement photos, I felt well…a little nervous. You see, Sandy is a family friend of many, many years…and I wanted to make the most. amazing. photos. ever. for her. I wanted her to be as happy with her photos as she is with Chris.

Sandy met Chris by chance. She was at dinner with her dad on a random Sunday night when Chris and his guy friends walked into the restaurant for drinks. Sandy found out that both her and Chris had a mutual friend in common, so the whole crew headed out for drinks at another location that same evening. The two clicked right away….and two nights later they went on their first date. It might not have been love at first site, but rather love at their first date.

I know these two will look at each other the same way in 60 years as they did during our engagement session. Congrats to you both….I loved shooting these photos for you guys!

To see more photos from Sandy + Chris’ Chicago engagement session, click the link or watch it below.