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Kayla + John — Downtown Chicago Engagement Session

Kayla is a third-year medical student at Stritch (one year ahead of Alicia), and her fiancé, John, is a Stritch alum. They will be getting married in Hawaii this fall, but they were nice enough to ask us to do an engagement session with them to capture their life at home in Chicago.

John is a medical resident in the Navy, so they thought it would be fun for their Save the Date cards to replicate this image from the promo materials for "An Officer and a Gentleman". How'd we do? :]

It was a typical Chicago winter day -- overcast skies with a temperature of 18 degrees, and the wind chill in the single digits. Brrrr! But Kayla and John were such troopers and were willing to do whatever it took to get the shot. For our entire session they were walking around in lightweight coats without hats and gloves like it was a balmy fall day -- while we and everyone else in Chicago were bundled up like Eskimos. Hardcore! So yes, in that first picture above, that's Kayla wearing a dress outside in below freezing temps. o_O

Kayla and John recently had to spend a tough year apart while John was working for the Navy in Virginia, but now he is back in Chicago, and it is obvious that they cherish every moment they have together. In our short time we got to spend with them it was clear how much they absolutely adore each other, and I think that really comes across in their images. :]

I hope you guys had as much fun as we did and that you enjoy your wedding in warm and sunny Hawaii!

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