Sunday, June 24th

Allie + David | Chicago Engagement Session

Allie + David's session was one of my favorites that I've ever had. We started the shoot at the Waldorf Astoria Chicago courtyard in downtown Chicago; at first, I thought they just wanted to meet here for the first location because it's beautiful and super chic. But! It turns out this is where David took Allie the night he proposed! After asking her to be his wife, he told her he had booked a room for them at the Waldorf. When they got there, her entire family was up in the room waiting to surprise her and celebrate with the two of them! Be still my heart.

After we finished up at the Waldorf, we headed to North Avenue Beach where the lighting was just perfect. I blasted some Zac Brown Band and Old Dominion (David's favorite artists) on my speaker, and we spent the evening capturing some really special photos. The love from these two just radiated into each picture and pose. Allie was also kind enough to be my guinea pig for the pop-up changing tent that I recently purchased on Amazon to switch between her blue Lulu's dress and her yellow one. The thing worked like a charm, but none of us could figure out how to collapse it down post-change!! Three YouTube videos and 25 minutes of help from my boyfriend later it’s now back in its carrying case. 

It's always good to meet some fellow Hawkeyes and Iowans in the Windy City, and I couldn't be happier for these two. Scroll down to check out how beautiful their love is!