Shannon & Steve :: City Love Chic Engagement Session

There is nothing more exciting than photographing a wedding planner’s wedding. At least for me! Shannon of Shannon Gail Weddings & Events is a very well known Chicago planner who I absolutely love working with and have known for quite a while. When she told me she wanted Cristina G Photography to capture her amazing holiday season wedding, I was stoked! Fast forward to last night when we took a stroll around the city for the most romantic and fun engagement session you will ever see!

Quite appropriately for how buff these two love birds are, Shannon and Steve met at the gym in Chicago. For Steve it was probably love at first sight because he did not quit his pursuit when Shannon refused his first date invitation. He asked until she finally said yes to a first date was in St. Louis (Steve’s home town) for a Cardinal and Cubs game. The Cubs won and so did Steve… he won’s Shannon’s heart forever. Their holiday season wedding will be a swanky cocktail soiree at The Witt. One that I CANNOT wait to photograph!
We started the date at the beautiful InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile.
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A short walk around the corner and the pair stopped for a little more champagne and chocolate the cutest wine bar and patio.
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