We flew out to Illinois to take X and L’s engagement session. Before we went out to take their engagement photos in Chicago, we stopped at a little diner for lunch. While talking with them, L mentioned how she saw their love story as a coffee shop kind of love. Where they could do the NY Times crossword, drink coffee and enjoy each other’s company. After spending time with them, I understand exactly what L meant. Their relationship is passionate, elegant, simple and beautiful. When it comes down to it all they want is to be together, the rest doesn’t matter.
X and L met while attending Loyola University; they were a part of the same friend group. They had been doing the New York Times crossword puzzle together for weeks and X knew he wanted to ask her out. X planned on asking L out after a group event one night but a friend was waiting for X. That same night after he got home, he texted L and asked to meet up where he asked her out in person. L was excited and had been hoping they could grow their friendship.
X proposed at their favorite spot on campus. X’s military friends were hiding around the area to ensure sure no one sat there or took the flowers that were there waiting for L.
For their engagement portrait session we bopped around Chicago, Illinois. We started at Montrose Harbor.
While walking back to the car from the harbor we passed a bird sanctuary and decided to stroll through.
Then we took off to the Loyola University campus to visit where X proposed.
On our way home we stopped at West Ridge Nature Center and finished their engagement photography session there.
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