After talking to Jerek on the phone a few weeks ago, I knew that I wanted the photos from their proposal to be amazing. The way he talked about Lauren was something out of a Nicholas Sparks novel.
Finally, the day arrived. I jumped out of my taxi so excited to be there to capture this moment for them…sweaty palms and all (can you tell I was nervous/excited?)! I opened the door to the Grand Salon room and my heart began to race. I could not wait for Lauren to see this!
After taking photos of the amazing details put together by Kehoe Designs, Jerek walks in the door with this stunning ring. I was speechless as I took the ring from the gorgeous velvet box to take the shot on the right.
At this point, it’s about fifteen minutes before she would be escorted into the room. He looks at me and smiles. Jerek was dressed to the nines in a suit and a power tie, so excited to see Lauren.
“Here she comes!” the lady says. AH!!! At this point, Jerek and I both looked at each other and let out a nice long breath. Here we go!
Upon seeing Lauren and her surprised face, Jerek couldn’t hold it in much longer. They both began to cry with excitement!
Jerek really took his time to relish in this moment. He held her hands in his all while expressing his undying and everlasting love for her. It was at this point, that we all three began to cry. Yes, I cry during these moments too! I mean, can you blame me? 🙂
Lauren began to look at her ring in disbelief. Her exact words were “I can’t even!!” The photo below is about the time when Jerek tells her what he inscribed on the inside of the ring. The inside reads Jeremiah 31:3 which says, “I have loved you with an everlasting love therefore I will continue my faithfulness to you.”
After a few moments, she realized all the tricking he had to do to surprise her. She playfully pushes him as he laughs! I just love these!
This view was absolutely incredible, so I knew I wanted to start their portraits at this spot and then to explore the luxurious Trump Hotel! Congratulations you two!! I am so honored to have been a part of this special moment in your lives.
Event planner: The Heart Bandits
Event Decor: Kehoe Designs
Venue: The Trump Hotel Chicago