As traveling destination wedding photographers, one of our new favorite locations is downtown Chicago, Illinois. So when Sam and Parker asked to starting at North Pond in Lincoln Park and to finishing their Downtown Chicago engagement session with the sights of downtown from North Avenue Beach, we just knew from the start that it was going to be perfection. Every direction you look, the sights are breathtaking.
But we couldn’t take our sights off of Samantha and Parker.
For a couple that did not feel “comfortable” in front of the camera when they became a Cooney Couple, that quickly became a thing of the past during their session. With their sense of humor to their willingness to trust us as their photographers… their confidence and love for one another quickly became evident.
And we weren’t the only ones who couldn’t keep our eyes off of how in love these two are…
As the local walkers and joggers passed, you could see their stroll start to slow and a smile grow across their face. And when you’re on North Avenue Beach, there are a lot of walkers, so basically… there were smiles all around.
But to these two, they were the only ones there that day.
Which makes it even harder for us to believe that Sam and Parker were once known enemies in high school. Y’all… we are not kidding. Like… could not stand each other enemies. But the best part? Their friends would joke and tease that one day they would marry one another. And like right out of a romantic comedy, these two eventually began to realize that their soulmate was hiding in the most obvious yet unexpected place.
Samantha and Parker, we had such a great time being around you two at your session. From your incredible Chicago recommendations to our shared love of craft beer and pizza (which now that we mention it… we are absolutely craving an authentic deep dish), we cannot wait for your wedding day to be here. We cannot wait for all of the joy, laughter, and celebrating that we know you two have in store. We just know that you two will have the biggest smiles on your faces as you celebrate your love together- with that craft beer in hand and all. Until then, we will be counting down the days until we get to give you two the biggest hugs again!
Hugs and lots of love,
Shauna and Jordon
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