Our journey with Lauren and Andrew began at their friends’ wedding, where we had the pleasure of capturing the beautiful moments for Jessica and Vernon. Familiar with our work and style, Lauren and Andrew approached us, and from that moment, we knew this engagement session would be a celebration of love and shared laughter.
Lauren and Andrew’s love story had an unconventional start – through their mothers and a book club. The fateful introduction led to a first date in 2021 at Siena Tavern in River North. The initial plan was for a cozy Old Fashioned-filled evening, but due to COVID restrictions, they were confined to a 90-minute table reservation. Little did they know, that 90 minutes would turn into an extended evening as their connection deepened.
As their first date unfolded, it became clear that Lauren and Andrew were kindred spirits. The 90-minute restriction couldn’t contain their budding connection, and they decided to extend the date to a second location for another delightful 90 minutes. The chemistry between them was undeniable, laying the foundation for a journey that would lead to a lifetime commitment.
Fast forward a few short years, and Andrew found himself ready to take the next step. He asked Lauren to be his wife in a moment that was undoubtedly filled with love and anticipation. The engagement brought about exciting changes, including a move to Cincinnati.
Knowing that Lauren and Andrew were about to embark on a new chapter in Cincinnati, it became crucial for us to capture their engagement session before they set off. Our goal was to freeze in time the warmth and connection they shared in the city they met, creating memories that would last a lifetime.
Adding an extra layer of joy, their furry companion, Stoli, joined the celebration, becoming an adorable part of their love story. We hope you enjoy these photos, as much as we enjoyed capturing all of these special moments.
Session Locations: Riverpoint Park, Chicago Riverwalk, North Avenue Beach | Chicago, IL