I was lucky enough to meet up with Sarah and Zach for a super sweet sunset session (say that five times fast) in Chicago. We explored their city and found so many amazing spots to showcase their love together. I got to chat with Sarah about how they met and came to be so many years later.
"We met the day before college, and we started dating in November our freshman year. We dated all the way since. We never took a break."
"So we've been dating since 2011, so 6.5 going on 7 years. He lived two doors down from me at Mizzou in our dorm freshman year. That's how we met, and we've been dating ever since. He's from here originally; I'm from Dallas. I moved for a job, we moved in together, and we're on our second apartment now, and we have a very cute dog."
The dog was too busy for the session :(
"We met the day before college, and we started dating in November our freshman year. We dated all the way since. We never took a break. We did long distance while I was in grad school, stayed together through every summer apart, study abroad, and then we moved here."
When I asked if they had plans to get married,
Sarah said, "Oh yeah, definitely."
"We've been dating so long that there's
not any rush, but it's probably going to
"And we talk about it in the most abstract sense but I do still want it to be a surprise. We've been together so long that there's no sense in it not being a total surprise."
And then, as if the session couldn't get any better, we wandered over to North Avenue Beach for a few beautiful skyline photos ...
... which we definitely got.
And to top it all off, someone else
was proposing to his girlfriend, so we
got to help the secret photographer
get some great shots!
Now, I'm not superstitious, but I think that's called a sign.
(cough cough Zach cough cough)