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A Downtown Chicago Engagement: Kristen + David

For months and months, David tried to convince Kristen to go out on just one date with him.  They had met at University of Miami in Ohio through a mutual friend, and after six months, Kristen finally agreed to one date with her sorority sister’s hometown friend.  Their first date happened in the Spring of 2011, and they were in love one month later.  As fate had it, two short months later, David graduated and was moving to Atlanta, Georgia for work.  Two years of long distance love and monthly Delta flights only strengthened the love these two have for one another.

After Kristen graduated college, and David had an oppurtunity to move his job, and they finally were able to live in the same city.  Life led them to Chicago, and life has continued to be a sweet adventure ever since.

As David prepared his MBA Duke University application, he had to include 25 things about himself.  Number 25 stated, “By the time you read this, I will have dropped to one knee and asked the most incredible woman in the world to be my wife.  Wish me luck.”  After getting Kristen’s moms blessing, David dropped to one knee in Florida last Fall, and asked the most incredible woman to be his wife.  She said, “YES” and the two have been planning a dreamy Winter wedding in Kristen’s hometown of Cleveland, Ohio and planning where life will lead them next.

Kristen and David, it was such a pleasure documenting your Engagement session and  love for one another in the city where you finally were able to live your love… together.  Chicago during the holidays, and among the lights is purely magical; just the like the love you two have created.  I wish you all the best as you celebrate your next adventures together in North Carolina and beyond.  Much love, Annie

Enjoy some of my favorites of this magical engagement session…

In love with Kristen’s classic sparkler! (SWOON)

Kristen is a girl after my own heart.  She has a smile ear to ear during the holiday season, and so it only made sense to have Engagement pictures among the Michigan Avenue lights….


Besides being so gorgeous, the love and laughter these two share is infectious <3


Love this kind of <3

One gorgeous couple… inside and out.

Happy Tuesday, friends!


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