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Gabby & Austin’s Grant Woods Engagement Session | Illinois Engagement Photographer

How they fell in love

Gabby and Austin originally met their freshman year in college through a mutual friend, but they quickly lost contact. The real connection happened when they matched on Tinder the following year! They became inseparable after their first date, thanks to Austin. After their date, he immediately introduced her to his roommates as his girlfriend, and the rest was history!

Since then, Gabby and Austin have been together for four years. Austin knew from the beginning that Gabby was “the one,” and Gabby knew he was right for her after hearing some of his dad jokes!

The proposal

After the crappy year that was 2020, Gabby and Austin planned a relaxing date night on New Year’s Eve. They did one of their favorite activities together — an escape room — and then the pair drove to Roselle, IL to see the Christmas light shows.

They saw a pretty clock tower with trees that were beautifully lit up and Austin suggested that they pull over to take a selfie. The stopped the car and quickly jumped out. When they got over to the clock tower for their photo opportunity, Austin surprised Gabby by getting down on one knee. He got out the ring and told her that home was wherever she was!

Gabby, of course, said yes!

Grant Woods Engagement Session

Gabby grew up in Northern Michigan, so it only made sense to do a wintry engagement session. We planned Gabby and Austin’s Grant Woods engagement session for a sunny (and chilly) Saturday afternoon in January.

Filled with quiet woodlands, and scenic, open prairies, Gabby and Austin’s engagement session at Grant Woods was filled with smiles and laughter. Gabby and Austin were so much fun to work with! Austin and Gabby couldn’t stop laughing and filled my chilly Saturday with so much joy.

Gabby and Austin, thank you so much for a fun and joyful winter afternoon! I had so much fun capturing your Grant Woods engagement session, and I wish you all the best as you plan your 2022 wedding!

grant woods engagement session
grant woods engagement session
grant woods engagement session

Q&A with the Couple

What are you most excited about for your wedding!

We can’t wait to celebrate with all of our friends and family!

What do you love most about him?

His hard work and dedication. He doesn’t give up and is always working to better our future!

What do you love most about her?

Her drive and willingness to learn everything.

What are your favorite hobbies to do together as a couple?

Fishing! Escape rooms! Hanging with our cats! Visiting family in Michigan, snowmobiling, four wheeling, mudding, and going jetskiing!

Describe your relationship in 5 words or less.

Silly, fun, loving, and best friends!

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