Julie had found me through Instagram. When I first asked Julie to describe her wedding vision, she said, “romantic and ethereal”. Although we had chatted on the phone, their engagement session was the first time I had the pleasure of meeting them in person.
The evening was perfect for an engagement session. The air was still warm and the sun was a beautiful shade of gold as it started to dip behind the Chicago skyline. I was excited to meet Julie and Kevin for the first time.
Julie is a matchmaker… Not only figuratively, but that is actually her job. Julie and Kevin first met four years ago while Julie was working as a casting assistant for a reality TV dating show in Atlanta, Georgia. Enter Kevin… a tall, young, handsome marine with a great smile and charismatic personality. Sparks immediately flew between the two of them – so much that Julie joked to Kevin that they should move to Chicago, be roommates, and get a dog! It wasn’t until a couple weeks later when Julie was watching raw footage from Kevin’s interview that she heard Kevin majorly crushing on her as he spoke to another casting agent. Unbeknownst to the both of them, it was the beginning of their relationship which now included moving to Chicago together and getting a Golden Retriever. Funny how things work out.
Julie walks past the Maggie Daley Park on her way to work and so she suggested that we have their engagement session in that scenic park. Julie was right; it was the perfect spot for the two of them to have their session. It was beautiful and Julie absolutely killed in her amazing red dress! Julie and Kevin’s June wedding is one I am really looking forward to next spring.
Enjoy a few of my favorites from their engagement session.