It’s true… I had a blast with Marybeth and Ryan at their Lincoln Park + North Avenue Beach engagement session in Chicago!
I absolutely LOVED connecting with this couple last winter through one of my favorite past brides, Lyndsey. These connections bring me so much joy! I love my bride tribe dearly.
Marybeth and Ryan are high school sweethearts. My favorite! These two met freshman year of high school and had english and math classes together. They started dating when they were sixteen, dated long distance for five years in college, and now they finally call the same city home – Jacksonville, Florida.
Last year, Ryan proposed to Marybeth in the exact spot they met outside of their high school. They were home from Florida visiting their parents for a long weekend and planning to have dinner with family. After Ryan gave Marybeth roundabout answers for 20 minutes in the car on the way to “dinner”, they pulled into the high school parking lot. Ryan told Marybeth that they should take a walk around to see how much had changed since graduation… Then she saw candles in the distance as Ryan grabbed her hand and they walked forward together. Before proposing, Ryan told Marybeth ten things he loves about her and then got down on one knee. Don’t you just adore this couple now, too?
These two are deeply in love with each other, their families, sports, and Chicago pizza!
Over the past few months, it has a been a joy to start planning wedding photography details AND their engagement session. I love that these two opted for a downtown Chicago engagement session since their wedding will take place in the suburbs next summer. This was the perfect Lincoln Park + North Avenue Beach engagement session in Chicago. Makes me so happy that they made time to meet me for photos on one of their visits home, too!
Once again, the weather forecast wasn’t promising the week (and even the morning) of their session, but we held out hope and ended up with a beautiful evening! The light, the love, and this couple were all a dream. Between the Lincoln Park Nature Boardwalk and the North Avenue Beach locations… The three of us were over the moon excited about these photos!
Enjoy some favorites from this session!
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