Karli and Patrick

How We Met

Karli and Patrick met in 2017 through her cousin and some friends, and when Patrick asked Karli out, they planned a simple dinner date at Maggiano’s in downtown Chicago. But what they had planned as a simple dinner became a much longer event, as the pair spent hours and hours talking late into the evening. From that moment on, they were inseparable. To use Karli’s words, “The rest is history!”

How They Asked

Karli is a huge Christmas lover, so when it came time to pop the question, Patrick knew he had to incorporate Karli’s love of the December holiday season into his proposal. Karli and Patrick got engaged in December 2019, and I have to give Patrick some big props for getting creative and using the couple’s Elf on a Shelf to help with the proposal. I can’t imagine how surprised and happy Karli must have been when she found “Holly” the elf holding her new engagement ring!



Special Thanks

Tom Ping Memorial Park
 | Engagement Session Location