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Veteran Acres and Downtown Crystal Lake Engagement: Niki + Ross

From the very beginning, they both knew they had begun an exciting journey.  It wasn’t like any other journey either of them had been on before and it was real.  The type of real that they didn’t think about their individual futures, but rather their future…together as one.  They often talked about getting married one day, the date they would choose, and where they would make these forever promises.

The way Ross looks at Niki, is the way every girl wants to be looked at.  Ross is also the type of guy that loves to surprise her with sweet gestures and gifts.  When it came to getting engaged, Niki knew he would be proposing, but unsure of just how he would pull off the surprise.  About a month prior, Ross had an idea and needed to have Niki’s Boss as part of the plan.  A month later Niki, a very talented Interior Designer, showed up for an appointment at a new client’s home.  She knocked on the door, and her jaw dropped open when Ross answered in a suit and tie.  Behind him, inside the house were photographs of the two and twinkling strands of lights through out.  After catching her breath, Ross took her hand, and they walked inside.  Ross explained they had waited a long time to  find one another, but she wouldn’t have to wait any longer.  Filled with excitement, he then dropped to one knee and asked her to spend the rest of her life with him.  She said, Yes, and the rest, well is….history.

Niki and Ross, what a pleasure it was photographing nearby where you live your love out everyday.  It was an honor documenting this special time in your lives, and I just can’t wait to photograph your wedding next May in Galena!  Niki…you are so creative and loved every personalization!  I hope you enjoy some of my favorites… XO, Annie

Starting with a gorgeous couple and ring…

Love these…

The rain held off and we got to take some gorgeous pictures…

Niki is an Interior Designer, and her creativity shines through everything she put together…

Loved the colors…

Ross and Niki brought an oversized balloons and some creative moves, too!

Sweet, sweet love…

One of my many favorites…

5.25.14 <3

After a quick change, we headed to downtown Crystal Lake for some more FUN!

This is the adorable jewelry shop where Ross purchased Niki’s Engagement ring!

Rawr…

 BEAUTIFUL!

Crystal Lake has some awesome photography locations…

Right in the middle of the town square

<3

Happy Friday, Friends!  Leave some love below for Niki and Ross… <3

 

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