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Jonathan + Vera are getting married in a few months… their ceremony and reception are set to take place this Summer at the Museum of Science and Industry. Their venue selection is perfect for their personalities. As both J+V work within the science and medical fields. Jon and Vera mentioned they are looking forward to their guest’s enjoying the museum’s exhibits which will be on display nearby the ballroom. And for some of their portraits, we are going to have the opportunity to shoot in some of those spaces too, which is awesome. But back to the day we photographed their engagement session… we started out the shoot first picking them up from their home. Upon arriving, we were anxiously greeted by a cute English bulldog, who is the couple’s pet dog named Boba Fett. : ) And while driving to one of the couple’s special location requests, a nearby Japanese garden, Vera was telling us how Boba was actually the only one there to witness Jonathan’s proposal to her. The proposal happened at the couple’s home in the kitchen. Vera said “he got down on one knee and said some stuff that I don’t remember. I just remember agreeing! The dog sat still for the entire thing until I agreed. Then he walked away. I’m not sure if the dog was really aware of what was happening.” The couple met 5 years ago while in college. It wasn’t until the very last day of school that things started to get more serious. Their last day of school was the start of their lifetime together! Here’s a little more from Vera about that day:

“It wasn’t until the very last day of the semester, like the last day of finals, did anything really happen. I had gone out with my girls to celebrate and later in the evening, he met up with us. That night, I had THE perfect kiss of my entire life. We both agree that it was the absolute best and perfect kiss either of us have ever had. I certainly wasn’t expecting anything to happen between us so that was a nice surprise. The next night, he called me and from that night on, there was never a time when he didn’t call to say good night. : ) Well except now because we live together.”

Jonathan + Vera we can’t wait to document one more memorable kiss, and the many kisses you’ll have on your wedding day. The outdoor ceremony taking place at the Museum of Science and Industry on the South portico of the Chicago architectural landmark is definitely going to be one of the best places to exchange the first we are married kiss. The location alone is one of the best spots to be married outdoors in all of the City – being amidst a combination of famous architecture, trees and a sparkling waterway lagoon, it will be a romantic setting. And afterwards, surely your celebration indoors within the rotunda room at the Museum will also be equally amazing. Hope you both enjoy the remaining months of your engagement.”

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♥ Vera’s make-up for this session was provided by Sonia Roselli. Vera admitted she did a little shopping for our urban in Chicago engagement photos shoot together. She wanted looked stunning for their photos around Chicago, under the Chicago L tracks, and engagement photos in the evening in-front of the Chicago skyline at night after dark.  Vera purchased a plum one shoulder dress from ASOS by French Connection Dreaming found online. The black dress was purchased from another favorite spot she enjoys shopping at AKIRA in Bucktown Wicker Park Chicago.