A Santa Barbara Mountains Engagement

“Jessica and Austin are incredibly kind and wildly funny. Their friendship is the forefront of their relationship and that's so apparent from the first moment you meet them. When Jessica and I first started planning her Santa Barbara Mountains engagement session, we chatted about what her vision was and I knew right away that this would be the perfect setting. Their style choices perfectly complimented the dreamy colors of the location and it all came together to create the most dreamy, natural engagement photos.”

Photography: Shannan Leigh Photography | Submitted via: Matchology

A Chicago Engagement

"After Alex moved to Chicago, he planned a fancy night out to celebrate being “Roommates for Life” with Amanda. After spending all day unpacking boxes and getting situated in their itty bitty one bedroom apartment they were able to find some clothes to wear and got glammed up to go out and celebrate.

They went to North Pond which is a Michelin star restaurant nestled on a pond in Lincoln Park. They were seated in the corner by the fireplace, where all the French doors were open to take in the evening breeze with a view of the city. Alex had ordered a beautiful bouquet of flowers for the table and Amanda was completely oblivious of what was to come. They dined on multiple courses of dinner and talked about life. Amanda told Alex this was the most romantic date she had ever been on and she was soon to find out just why. After dinner they decided to go on a walk, but first they sat on a bench outside to take in the sunset with the city skyline twinkling behind.

As the sun was setting Alex told Amanda what that exact spot had meant for them. It was where they first decided to move to Chicago together and where they decided to move in together. Alex wanted it to be remembered for one other occasion—the place he asked Amanda to marry him.

Bursting with happiness the two carried on with their walk where they called their family and friends to tell them the joyous news."

This Chicago engagement is just gorgeous...and just wait until you see her custom gold pear halo engagement ring!

Photography: The Ganeys | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Reception Venue: Hawkesdene | Event Planning: Hawkesdene | Submitted via: Matchology