What can I say about Ann & Kit? So much, actually.
Kit and I go way back. In fact, he is my friend Heather's cousin and together we babysat Kit years ago when he was a wee lad. Here he is all grown up and marrying the love of his life, Ann. Kit has a big heart and a kind soul. Ann has a smile that can light up a room and a great sense of humor. I love watching her and Kit interact because they know how to have fun together and you can genuinely feel the love that they have for each other. Not only do they share their love for one another but they are proud parents of two fur babies that they adore. Lola is a 15-year old black cat who used to ride around in Kit's backpack. Minnie is a six-year-old chihuahua-papillon mix who once saved the moon, though no further details are specified.
Ann and Kit met up on a Tuesday night at Slippery Slope, a Chicago bar recognizable by its red neon sign outside. Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on your idea of good dates, the bar was completely empty except for them. Kit and Ann made small talk until Ann realized that Kit wasn't much of a talker (I can attest to this!), at which point Ann took over the talking for the both of them, with pauses for mild interrogations about Kit's thoughts on religion, politics, when silverware was first used, and whatever else came to mind. Skip the small talk! This sounds like a solid first date if you ask me.
After their session was over I sent them a questionnaire. One of the questions was asking if they had a memorable moment during their session. I'm not surprised that they wrote about the "UR MOM" graffiti that we found. Then on the opposite side of the cathedral there was a coordinating "UR DAD". There were many laughs and finger guns seemed appropriate for the moment!
To say I'm ecstatic about their wedding is an understatement. I am also thrilled and honored to be chosen as their photographer for their night of fun and nuptials. I'm all about non-traditional weddings and that is just what their wedding will be. They have chosen to have the party first and end their night by exchanging vows at midnight. Talk about building up anticipation for the big ceremony!