Ryan & Julia

Ryan and Julia are one of those rare, magical couples, man. Seriously. With the nicest, sweetest souls, about a million adoring friends, and 13 years of love together under their belts, there’s nobody quite like them.

For their engagement session, they knew they wanted to head back to the forest preserve where they’d had some of their first dates (first kiss, running in the rain, you name it – this spot is special). Emotional nostalgia aside, I could not have picked a better spot myself. We got rained out twice for this engagement session, but when we finally made our way out there and out of Chicago in early October, the weather, sky, and light were so perfect, this adventure was clearly worth the wait. I’m super eager to share their wedding with y’all, but in the meantime, enjoy these photos and dream of warmer weather with me.

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