Sarah + Zach | in love in Chicago

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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.

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"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."

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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." 
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"We've been dating so long that there's

not any rush, but it's probably going to

be soon."

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"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."

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And then, as if the session couldn't get any better, we wandered over to North Avenue Beach for a few beautiful skyline photos ...

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... which we definitely got.

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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)

Amber Garrett

Amber Garrett Photography, 1602 Paris Road, Columbia, MO, 65201

Amber is a wedding photojournalist and portrait photographer based in the Midwest, but available for travel worldwide.