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An Urban Chicago + Art Museum Engagement: Kara + Aaron

She contacted me a few months ago.  When I read the email, I smiled and instantly remembered the girl that I used to pass by in the High School hallways and cheered next to under the bright lights at Friday night Football games.  Kara had said she had recently gotten engaged, and she wanted to meet to talk about wedding photography.  We met at a little coffee shop near where her and her fiancé live and talked all about their upcoming wedding.  It was wonderful meeting with Aaron, because it was obvious how much he loves and adores Kara.

Exchanging sweet conversation during coffee, they told me all about how they became engaged.  April 14, 2013 was a busy day for the two.  Aaron had kept wanting to go for a long walk, and finally in the afternoon, they left for a walk with their favorite furry friend, Scruffy.  Kara knew something was up when Aaron was looking to find a quiet spot where no one else was in a close distance.  Finally, sitting down by the lake, Aaron dropped to one knee and asked Kara to spend the rest of her life with him.  Telling the story that day in the coffee shop, Kara laughs and said she was laughing and saying “Are you for real?! ”   She quickly realized Aaron’s proposal was for real, said Yes, and accepted the gorgeous engagement ring he had picked out.

Kara and Aaron, I can’t tell you how excited I am for you both!  You both are two of the most genuine, kind people I have ever had the pleasure of being friends with.  Your laughter and love are contagious and I can’t wait to photograph your Wedding next May.  Enjoy some of my favorites (there are many;)! Xo, Annie

Let’s start with how beautiful her ring is.  I mean, seriously…Beautiful!

We started at the Art Museum gardens and I couldn’t be more excited with their coordinating greens…

Kara’s laugh is sweetly infectious.  Her laugh makes everyone around her smile!

Love these…


After a quick change, we headed to one of the L stations downtown.  I mean what’s more Chicago than Train tracks?


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