There might not be much better than the most perfect summer evening weather in downtown Chicago. The city was bustling with people walking their dogs, skateboarding, sitting on the beach to watch the sunset over the skyline — it was truly magical! We actually had to reschedule Patrick and Katie’s original shoot because of rain … and then it was supposed to be SUPER windy for the rescheduled date … but luck was on our side and we really had the most AMAZING weather for our time together! We all couldn’t believe it and were just reveling in how perfect it was : )
Our time together began in the neighborhood where Patrick and Katie live — Lincoln Park! This is one of our favorite areas of Chicago because it is just so cute and there are so many spots to shoot! Right after meeting these two, they showed us the spot where Patrick proposed to Katie, right outside of her old apartment : ) We learned that after the proposal, he surprised her with a date night at one of their favorite local spots where he had both their families waiting to celebrate! I love this. They also told us at the end of the session that they were going back there that night for a date night — so full circle and intentional and all of us romantics just got butterflies inside : )
Patrick and Katie first met while studying abroad in Australia! All of the international studies lived in a big house together and they became good friends : ) Post college, they each moved to different cities but stayed in touch. Life eventually brought them both back to Chicago where they continued to hang out in the same group of friends. After a road trip together, Patrick finally shared his feelings for Katie with her … and they were definitely reciprocated : ) The rest is history!! We honestly love these two and CANNOT wait to celebrate with them on their wedding day this coming April!!!!!