After meeting Eric and Ashley and falling in love with the idea of a romantic garden party wedding in chicago, I got a little surprise! Eric called me and asked me to secretly send over a contract to book their wedding date.
A thoughtful gift from the groom
You see, Ashley, a law student at the time, was approaching graduation, studying for the bar, planning a wedding, and moving. The pressure she was feeling at the time was immense and Eric stepped in to make arrangements for a piece of the wedding that was particularly important to her. When she finished finals, he surprised her with that and made her day!
Ashley and Eric's Love
And that, folks is what I love about these two. They rely on each other. They step in to protect each other, and they make each other laugh!
When we were photographing them, Ashley would take Eric’s hand and wrap it around her as she snuggled into him in this sweet, trusting way. She’s a complete babe, but as I looked past her beauty, I loved seeing her vulnerability.
Eric can make Ashley laugh like no one else-he has this disarming way about him that skips pretense and gets right to what makes a person tick. And he lives to make his girl smile. For such a handsome man, I loved seeing that Eric’s top priority was his lady.
A romantic garden inspired engagement session
Eric and Ashley are planning a garden party inspired wedding next summer in Chicago and, true to the vibe of their day, they wanted their engagement photos to reflect the undone yet architectural garden feel they have envisioned. We had a blast with them in at the Chicago Art Institute and we can’t wait for their wedding next year!