Lincoln Park Zoo Proposal ~ Laurie + Dave ~ Chicago Proposal Photography

Welcome back to reality everybody!!! I hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving break… I know we did! We ate, drank, and spent time with family/friends to our hearts’ content – and it was fabulous!

I thought I’d welcome you back to life with a sweet Chicago proposal!! Dave contacted me to document his proposal to his girlfriend, Laurie. They were in town visiting after a family wedding in Michigan and he wanted help executing the perfect proposal. Naturally, I was excited to be a part of it! It was a warm , rainy day in Chicago – but magically the rain subsided just in time for the proposal, and we were left with gorgeous golden sunset light by the end of it!

I practically had to chase these two down at South Pond by the Lincoln Park Zoo, but managed to catch up to them and ask if they’d be my guinea pigs for my ‘new portrait business.’ Laurie looked a bit reluctant – but I convinced her I was harmless and just really needed to build my ‘couple’s portfolio’ since I usually only shoot kids (so, I told her… but we all know the truth)! 😉 Part way through our little mock photo shoot – Dave got down on one knee and popped the question and Laurie’s reaction was the best! She just couldn’t believe he had made this happen and hired a photographer to document the whole thing! It was fabulous!

Dave and Laurie – congratulations again!!! I wish you two all the best! And here’s to many more trips to Chicago to reminisce about this wonderful day! xo!



Ah! I love proposals! Such a sweet moment to get to be a part of and document! Have a fabulous Monday everybody! xo!


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