Dan & Alison could not have chosen more beautiful location(s) for their Evanston engagement session. Besides this, the weather was perfection & the happy couple was all smiles. Our journey began at the old Evanston Art Center building which has an incredible ivy wall & metal staircase. After playing in the wildflower field, we all took off our shoes & meandered to Lighthouse Beach. Alison’s red dress popped in the warm sun & Dan could not take his eyes off of her. We ended at the stunning Grosse Point Lighthouse just as the sun began to set.
The happy couple met at St. Mary’s University in Minnesota. They were in the same friend group for a while and about a year after we met, Dan finally built the courage to asked Alison out on a date. Once they graduated from school, Alison moved to Chicago when she received a job offer with Allstate. They dated long distance for 2 years until Dan moved to Chicago, and away from his family, to be with Alison.In November of last year he proposed with a scrap book with memories that he made that included little trinkets from their dates, camping trips. He even put “chapters” in the book. How sweet is that? Alison says, “He saved basically everything that had to do with every date we went on including things from our second date, matches from when we went camping, the mail I sent him when I studied abroad in Florence and all of it was in the scrapbook. In the last chapter there was a flap and when I opened it he carved out the last 50 pages for the ring to sit in it.”
What a sweet story. I cannot wait for their Evanston wedding this Fall!