Andrew & Lindsay – Galena IL Proposal Photos

In early December we got the sweetest inquiry from Andrew.  He was so excited about getting photos of his proposal to his beautiful girlfriend Lindsay during their getaway to Galena.  They were staying at Hawk Valley Retreat and Cottages which is one of our FAVORITE places in Galena.  From the very first moment we received his inquiry we knew would love him and Lindsay!  We spent months planning so that we could ensure it to be a secret and that Lindsay wouldn’t suspect.  He had two friends that were in on the plan so we met them about an hour before Andrew & Lindsay arrived to photograph the setup of the room (which was just PERFECT by the way!).  Check out all the work that he put into planning and that Dom & Kaycie put into effect:


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When Andrew & Lindsay arrived Jeff & I hid in the bushes outside of the cottage to get photos through the screen.  The windows were closed since it was so cold, but we were still able to get some cute photos of Andrew’s proposal.

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After a few photos, Lindsay called her mom and then asked Dom & Kacie to join them so that she could change for a few more photos.  Happy emotions were flooding through all of them!

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We got a few more photos before leaving for the evening.  Aren’t these two just incredibly adorable together?!?!?  Lindsay is just gorgeous and Andrew is such a handsome guy!

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The next day we got a call from Andrew asking if there was any way we could come back for a few more photos.  He had told their family that he was planning to propose and had arranged for his parents and Lindsay’s parents to both be in town the day following the proposal.  He wanted to capture those moments with some family photos while they were all together.  Their families are so wonderful and were so happy to invite us to take these photos for them.

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-cathy & jeff-

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