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Mary + Jerry Engagement / Glen Ellyn, Chicago Engagement Photographer


Mary and Jerry have been together since high school. Over 10 years of being in love, so when Jerry proposed he made a pretty big deal out of it. He took Mary to the top of the Glenbard West hill (where we all went to school), and one of their friends was there playing their song. He proposed right there, and then their best friends (Sarah and Steve), popped out with champagne and sparklers. Oh, and it started snowing right when Jerry proposed (could that get any more romantic??). But the night didn’t end there. Jerry had gathered all of their family and friends together at a restaurant for what he told them was a surprise birthday party for Mary. So he managed to surprise everybody – Mary, and all of their friends and family. I absolutely loved their engagement story, so it was only natural that when choosing a location for their engagement session, we went back to the place where they fell in love. Visiting our old high school was a trip – I think all of us agreed that we do NOT miss the millions of stairs you’re forced to climb when you’re there :) But being inside of there – and revisiting the spot where Mary and Jerry would sit and hang out each morning before class, and the spot where Jerry proposed; it was such a sweet thing to be a part of. I had so much fun at this session, and I cannot wait to share the pics. Enjoy!



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  1. Candace Monroe says:

    BEAUTIFUL pictures of a BEAUTIFUL couple! <3 these 2 high school sweethearts! Can't wait till the wedding! :)

  2. Regina Mazzuca says:

    You completely captured who Mary and Jerry are. These photos took my breath away! They are simply gorgeous!

  3. Linda Duvall says:

    pictures are gorgeous and they are such a beautiful couple that I love dearly. I cannot wait for my little sister’s wedding!

  4. Renee Duvall says:

    BEAUTIFUL pictures!!! I love them all! You guys are adorable and I’m so happy to be apart of your journey! I love you guys so much!!!! Xoxoxoxo

  5. Julia Toy says:

    Stunning. So beautiful!!!

  6. Fran says:

    Mary these are the most beautiful pictures!!!!

  7. Mary says:

    I’m in LOVE with our pictures! Katie is amazing to work with and made the process so much fun!! The pictures just capture our love so perfectly. I cannot wait to marry my best friend in February and am beyond excited that our wedding day will be captured by Katherine Salvatori Weddings :)

  8. Jan Morgan says:

    Perfect! So many memories at GW and The Glen. Mary is beautiful and Jerry, how dashing. Love these photos.

  9. Sherri Humphries says:

    These pictures are absolutely beautiful! I love seeing two of my favorite people looking so happy and in love. I can’t wait to see you both at your wedding and to see more beautiful pictures. Love u guys!!!

  10. cathy mazzuca says:

    OMG! These are the best engagement pictures EVER!! How sweet that they incorporate every aspect of your life so far, and show the love that will carry you into your future!

  11. Pam Eveland says:

    Gorgeous photos!

  12. Austin Monroe says:

    Wow! Great pictures!