“I love you. I am who I am because of you. You are every reason, every hope, and every dream I’ve ever had,
      and no matter what happens to us in the future, everyday we are together is the greatest day of my life. I will always be yours.”

      When Kevin first told me about Kate his face light up with excitement. I could tell right off the bat Kevin was crazy about this girl! So when he explained he wanted to do a surprise Chicago proposal at North Pond, I couldn’t of been more excited to have the opportunity to shoot it.

      The morning of October 14th the weather could not have looked more grim. As soon as I got to the park it started to pour and my heart just sunk knowing it would be difficult to stay hidden while shooting the proposal. But by a stroke of luck we had an opening in the clouds and the rain stopped for two hours!

      After scoping the area out and figuring out places for us to shoot; I spotted Kevin and Kate in the restaurant window. I hurried and ducked behind a tree to see if I could snap some photos before hand (see photos below). I was hoping I wasn’t being too obvious but Kevin actually caught me running around. Phew, thank goodness Kate didn’t see me!

      Right before Kevin and Kate came out of the restaurant the sun peeked through the clouds and the view of downtown was outstanding. I could feel myself getting butterflies as I knew what was about to happen! Kevin and Kate walked around a little bit before they stopped and he dropped to one knee. I couldn’t help but feel a little choked up, it was like watching movie! But I shoot away until Kevin finally pointed me out to Kate (Major brownie points go to Kevin for asking me to come along. I don’t know any girl who wouldn’t LOVE to have photos of their engagement!).

      Every photo was simply stunning and I couldn’t of asked for a better couple to shoot. Kevin and Kate were so natural together it was like they had done this all before. I’m so excited to share these photos with all of you. It reminds me of how beautiful love really is. Congrats Kevin and Kate, thank you for letting me be apart of one of the biggest moments in both of your lives.