Gabriella and Lucas first met while attending high school together. Even though they sat at the same lunch table for a year, they never spoke. When their high school announced it was closing, there were many summer parties to celebrate their last years as classmates. It was at one such party that Lucas finally had the courage to go and chat with Gabriella. In a bold move, he put his number in her phone, and as they say the rest is history. In a fun twist, Gabriella and Lucas are tying the knot 9 years to the exact date that Lucas asked Gabriella out. After dating for as long as Gabriella and Lucas have, many friends and family are excited to see these two begin to plan their wedding day.
We were fortunate enough to meet up on one of the few remaining nice days of this fall for their engagement session. Actually, it was a beautiful day! These two bring out the best in each other and have many more happy years ahead of them. I was excited to hear that Gabriella and Lucas were also planning to bring their pup Gordon, a 1 ½ year old rat terrier Chihuahua. We had a great time exploring Fabyan forest preserve. This also happens to be one of my favorite locations to shoot. What Lucas loves most about Gabriella is her drive and determination. Gabriella says Lucas has the biggest heart and always cares so deeply for those who are close to him. August cannot get here soon enough for these two – and Marc and I look forward to sharing in their special day.