surprise proposal under the gazebo

When I got the email to do a proposal in downtown Lake Bluff under the gazebo, it was an easy yes for me! I couldn’t wait to meet these lovebirds and photograph their start to an incredible journey together.

“Kevin and I met one summer in high school at a party in lake bluff then both parted ways as he went off to U of I and I went to Miami. A few years after college we reconnected and after a month in to dating Kevin decided to make things “easier” and move to San Fransisco. Knowing early on Kevin was different than anyone I have ever met, we decided to try long distance. We spent two years and many airline miles later turning this high school crush into a relationship - the best anyone can, 2,000 miles apart.  This spring after a long two years, work was able to transfer him back to Chicago. Knowing I am a hard person to surprise Kevin had to strategically plan our engagement for a Tuesday afternoon. When I walked up to the lake bluff gazebo and saw Kevin waiting for me, I was - as Kevin says - speechless for the first time ever. Kevin proposed in my hometown where I grew up and where we met, on a rainy Tuesday and it couldn’t have been more perfect.  We are so excited to spend the rest of our lives together!” - Emma

What a joyous occasion to be a part of. Congrats to you both!