Mike and Desiree were engaged back in the fall, "on the Day of the Dead, actually," Mike informed me.  He contacted me about setting up an engagement session when we had a good weather opportunity.  While I was realistically preparing for something in March, we ended up scheduling a last minute session on a warm, January morning (which is a very ironic statement for anyone residing in Chicago.)   Mike happens to be a long time friend of mine and I was looking forward to meeting his beautiful fiance, Desiree, or Desi as he calls her.  While en route to the city, they told me all about how they met, the ring, the proposal and how they are planning a wedding in Miami later in the fall.  Together they were so easy to photograph, laughing all day and going along with my crazy ideas.  I loved it.