Mike & Francesca met in Chiang Mai, Thailand as they were both traveling around Asia. They started speaking one night when Francesca asked Mike if he wanted to play cards with her and a few friends. He said yes, and later along that same trip they spent three weeks during their travels hiking, scuba diving, sun bathing, and just being adventurers together. This was the beginning of their sweet love story.
As their time traveling came to an end, their goodbye was difficult, but they both knew very quickly they wanted to keep the adventure going. The couple lived in Sydney, Australia for two years together, but soon realized that they wanted to be closer to their families so they moved to Mike’s hometown of Chicago.
Erica Melissa Photography said, “We wanted to choose a location that could depict the different adventures Mike & Francesca experienced while traveling Europe together.” The Garfield Park Conservatory ended up being the perfect location as the couple explored some of the most stunning landscapes in the world within the greenhouse.
As big fans of the sea and water, Mike & Francesca wanted to incorporate Lake Michigan into their engagement photos. Erica Melissa says, “The golden sunset was exquisite as Francesca and Mike shared everything from the memories of how their relationship began to the sweet dreams they see for their future.”
Browse through their engagement photos inspired by their world wind adventures around the world.