Cassidy & Luke’s Chicago Engagement Session

There are benefits to braving the Chicago cold… it’s photos like these!! Cassidy and Luke are my actual heroes for rolling in the snow and frolicking along the lake in negative degree temps. Our fingers and toes may have gone numb, but the pictures were definitely worth it!!

These two always knew they were each other’s person, but Cassidy wasn’t expecting a surprise proposal last November while Luke cooked her breakfast!! She of course said YES, and they popped champagne and clinked mimosas together at home to celebrate! I can’t wait for their Chicago wedding later this year. In the meantime, enjoy some of my favs from Cassidy and Luke’s downtown engagement session!

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