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Cody and Kayla’s Downtown Chicago Surprise Proposal

Downtown Chicago Surprise Proposal Photography, Cody and Kayla!


Cody and Kayla came into Chicago from Ohio for a nice weekend together.  Little did she know that it was the start of their new life together!  We had made plans with Cody to meet him prior to his proposal so he could share a few words with her on camera.  We then arranged for him to propose at the Old Water Tower near Michigan Avenue.  With all the Christmas lights, trees, and festivities, we knew it would be a perfect setting for a winter proposal!  And it was!

couple walking up to old water tower
man proposes to girlfriend at old water tower in chicago
Shoppers and tourists were passing by clapping, and cheering…and of course, taking pictures with their phones. ;)
surprise proposal at old tower on michigan ave
Kayla was so surprised and…she said YES!  I love this picture of the Old Water Tower and the John Hancock Building towering in from the side.  It puts the architecture into perspective as Cody and Kayla kiss in front of the building.
portrait of engaged couple in front of old water tower at christmas time
winter portraits of engaged couple at the field museum in chicago
We then traveled over to the Field Museum to do a photo session with the new engaged, happy couple!
editorial picture of engaged couple at the field museum during the winter
Corlis and I both LOVE this picture of the “moment between the kiss.”  It’s incredibly romantic and totally appropriate for this snowy, winter, proposal!

Snow and winter makes everything more romantic!  Perhaps it’s because you have to cuddle to keep warm…and you think of sitting near the fireplace with the one you love!  I love romantic winter scenes!  My Favorite!!!!!!

romantic picture of couple kissing at the field museum in chicago
pictures of a snow fight at adler planetarium proposal session
They were having so much fun despite the frigid air, they agreed to play in the snow!  And it turned out so cute!!
black and white photo of couple kissing at adler planetarium
We had a blast getting to know Cody and Kayla and we wish them all the best back in Ohio!  Merry Christmas!
couple embracing in the cold during this winter surprise proposal

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