When Val contacted us way back when for her Chicago wedding, I knew we wanted to work with them. Not just because they are from Chicago, but because her email just made me happy. So, Val doesn’t actually have an engagement ring. Chris bought her an old truck. But the thing is, they live in Chicago, and the truck is in Riverside, California. Because Val wanted to include the truck in their e-session, they flew out to CA and that’s where we met up to do the session. We had so much fun. We wandered around downtown Riverside, and talked and got to know each other. We were chatting up back home Chicago suburbs and Chris happens to bring up my all time favorite Tinley Park dive, Mickey’s. Instant BFF’s. Their wedding is in the beginning of May in this badass venue in Chicago, and we cannot wait! These guys are awesome!