Gautam + Preeti ~ Adler Planetarium ~ Chicago Proposal Photography

I have to say – when I get an email from a soon-to-be groom planning his surprise Chicago proposal to his girlfriend – I squeal a little. (I do.) I absolutely adore shooting proposals and love even more that I get to help iron out all the details and most importantly, keep the soon-to-be groom sane in the weeks leading up to the big moment!

Gautam contacted me just a week or so ago to see if I was available to capture his proposal to his longtime love, Preeti. Naturally, I was SO happy that it happened to be a date I was free AND that the weather was supposed to be unseasonably warm (almost 80 degrees in Chicago)!! A perfect combination!! 🙂

Numerous emails, and scribbled on google maps later – we were in our places at the Adler Planetarium and ready to make this proposal happen!


This is when everybody there cheered after she said YES! 🙂 So cute!

I love the PURE JOY couples have immediately after the proposal!!!

Gautam did GOOD!


gorgeous couple and gorgeous night for a proposal!!! These two were absolutely a joy to capture and work with!

Wishing you all the best Gautam and Preeti! <3


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