This Chicago engagement photography session has a very special meaning to us. We have known Andrea & Darek for so many years. We believe it's been over 10 years. Well, actually we have known Darek for almost 20 years and Andrea for 10 years:) In other words they are our best friends!
But the best part is how they discovered their love for each other. They have actually known each other for a long time through us. As they say… the time and place must be right for two people to fall in love. In the past either Andrea or Darek were seeing somebody else or as we like to believe the timing was not right. Earlier this year we invited both Andrea and Darek to Yaneck's bithday party at the Vivo restaurant. Neither of them knew tons of people at the party so naturally they started to chat with each other. This is when the sparks started to fly between them.
We didn't even know they hit it off so well on that cold January evening until few days after the birthday party. The most unsuspected news was when Darek told Yaneck that Andrea was the one. How often do you hear after only one date!? The rest is just history… Before we knew it they got engaged, Darek became part of Andrea's family spending a lot of time with her parents when Andrea was in Nepal on a charity mission. Speaking of that trip… Andrea called it short and came back much faster than expected to Chicago because she was missing Darek too much.
Their Chicago wedding will be later this month at the Wit Hotel on State Street. You know that cool boutique hotel by State and Lake with one of the most amazing roof deck bars in the city. Since they live in the South Loop we decided that their Chicago engagement photography session will be in the south side Chicago in Ping Tom Park right by Chinatown. This was our first time photographing there and we quickly fell in love with that intimate park.
Below are our favorite photographs from our Chicago engagement photography session with Andrea & Darek. Make sure to go through all them and scroll all the way down. We included there their love story video by our good friends and one of the most amazing videographers – One Fine Day Productions. Those of you that met us know how much we love (ok, we are actually obsessed) their work. One Fine Day Productions will of course film their wedding (per our recommendation).
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And here is Darek & Andrea love story produced by Amy from One Fine Day Productions: