She had me at "Ah! can I give you a hug?!"
We met Mariana & Stuart in Chicago for their Wrigley Building and Olive Park engagement session, and walked away on cloud nine. Mariana and Stu are planning a September 2022 wedding in Michigan, and when we met with them last summer about wedding photography, we knew they were a Pen and Lens couple through and through! Mari and Stu met in 2015 at their on campus college job. Even though she was a freshman and he was a senior (and her boss), they hit it off! They both grew up in Chicago, so it was the perfect spot for their engagement session!
Knowing we wanted to hit a few popular spots, we met Mari and Stu a little early, and it was so fun spending the evening with them! Not only are they great together— just wait until you scroll and see their images—they are so incredibly thoughtful. Walking to Olive Park with them, we got to hear a life update and wedding update before ending their session in the golden glow of the Chicago skyline.
Mari and Stu, we had the best time hanging out with you, catching up, and capturing this season of preparing for marriage! Thanks for meeting in the middle to cross this adventure off your wedding planning list, for bringing us cupcakes, and for trusting us to capture these amazing images for you! We hope your date night was the perfect end to wonderful weekend! Hugs, Becky & Kaleb.
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