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A Chicago Skyline and Boat Harbor Engagement: Nicole + Danny

First dates are always exciting.  The emotion and giddiness anticipation leading up to your dates time and day can be filled with hope, wonder and built-up scenarios.  Will there be a connection, will we laugh at the same things, what if I like them, but they don’t feel the same way about me?  The first dates that end when you aren’t quite ready for them to end; are the best kind.  That first date, turns into a second, and the second turns many more that you start losing count.  Then the built-up scenarios turn a corner and you find yourself asking if this is the person who you want your mom to meet or shake hands with your dad.  And, more importantly, is this the ONE person that makes you don’t want to go out on any more first dates.

Nicole and Danny’s first date was the best kind of a first date.  A few years back, Nicole and Danny had their first date at Wildfire and went downtown to walk the beautiful Chicago skyline near the harbor. Their first date turned into a second, and a relationship slowly formed into the type of love that neither of them needed a first date ever again.

Fast forward to April 24, 2011 when Nicole and Danny went on a date.  They had lost count on what number date they were on, but it started at Wildfire, just like the first one.  Afterwards, they walked the Chicago skyline and Nicole just knew.  Danny was reenacting their first date that had molded the start of the rest of their lives together.  On one knee atop a hill overlooking Chicago, Danny asked Nicole to marry him.  She said Yes, and they spent the rest of the night celebrating and calling close friends and family.
Nicole and Danny, What an honor it was to capture this special time in your lives together.  Your beautiful and adorable daughter, McKenna, is one lucky girl to get to call you mom and dad.  I can’t wait for your gorgeous wedding in October and to celebrate the start of the rest of your lives together!  I hope you enjoy some of my favorites… Xo, Annie
We start out their session nearby where Danny proposed…
That RING is Gorgeous!
Nicole and Danny’s daughter joined us and she is just the cutest little girl…
McKenna recently started walking and was on the move…
LOVE.
How cute are they?
A beautiful family you three are!
A STUNNING couple…
Happy Wednesday, friends!
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