We first met Jessie and Michael via a video call in December of 2020 to chat about photography for their Fall 2021 wedding. We quickly discovered these two were residents of Santa Clara, California. Planning their wedding from a distance during a pandemic – of course would prove to be a struggle. However, these two had confidence that with the talk of an upcoming vaccine, they would soon be able to travel to Chicago to celebrate their marriage while having their friends and family in attendance.
We were excited to begin working with them but had to hold off on scheduling any sort of engagement session until they were able to travel back to Illinois. Fast forward to June and these two finally had a trip back to wedding plan. We were so happy that during this time we were able to schedule their session. The day called for rain but fortunately for us, the storm clouds held off just long enough to squeeze in their Lakefront engagement session.
Jessie first met Michael through his sister back in 2010. It was Jessie’s freshman year of college and Jessie and Michael’s sisters were close friends. Throughout the school year, Michael would come to support his sister in her musicals and choir performances. Michael caught Jessie’s eye and Jessie confided in Michael’s sister that she was going to marry Michael one day. Keeping that in the back of her mind – Michael’s sister paired up Jessie a bridesmaid, and Michael a groomsmen, at her own wedding in 2016. They hit it off once again – dancing the night away until the very last song of the evening. The rest, as they say, is history.
Jessie and Michael are such a happy and joyful couple – there’s no doubt we will have a memorable time celebrating their September wedding.
Nature Boardwalk | Chicago, IL
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