Our First Promise ~ Chicago Wedding Photographer

3 years ago today James and I made our first true promise to each other.

He surprised me with a ring and a question…  and…. (spoiler alert!) … I said Yes!! 🙂

It may not have been a vow recognized by the government or witnessed by our family and friends, but it was a promise we made to each other that marked the true beginning of our lives together.


I planned to tell you the whole proposal story today, but after writing my brain numb yesterday, I decided to just share a few photos instead. (I’m sure I’ll share the story another day… maybe save it for a rainy day..?) 🙂

In the meantime, here are a few pictures from a perfect July night in Madison, WI three years ago…


Two seconds pre-proposal and I was completely clueless! I should have known when James was agreeing so easily to taking pics with me! haha…

Back at my sister’s place celebrating – in shock and completely stoked!


(Old school camera pics, circa July 20, 2008! Vintage! haha)

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