Chicago Riverwalk Engagement Photos: Christie & Garrett

chicago riverwalk engagement photos couple laughs during Olive Park engagement photos with Chicago skyline in background

I met up with Christie and Garrett in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood for their downtown Chicago engagement session. Our shoot began with a stop at Mariano Park, which is a place that they both enjoy. The park is a small triangle patch where Rush street meets State Street. From there we walked south down Michigan Avenue toward the River. Chicago Riverwalk engagement photos are one of the most popular locations in the city for a Chicago engagement session. We were …

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Downtown Lynn Massachusetts Engagement Photos: Brianne & Jon

couple sits on the ground during outdoor engagement photos at Spalenza at the Mansion in Peabody, Massachusettes while overlooking Suntaug Lake

Anytime I work with a couple living outside the Chicago area I always like to suggest a destination engagement session in their neck of the woods. So when Brianne and Jon flew me to Boston for engagement photos in downtown Lynn I was eager to find some new shooting locations. Whenever I’m flying in for a destination engagement session I try to give us an extra shooting day (in case of bad weather). In our case, we had great weather …

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Rock Climbing Engagement Photos in West Loop Chicago: Kelly & Elliott

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My advice for engagement session locations is always to pick places that are meaningful to them. Kelly & Elliott did just that with their rock climbing engagement photos in the West Loop. We were able to get three different locations and a lot of variety without leaving their neighborhood. We started the shoot with a walk through Union Park with their pup. For a relatively small park, Union Park offered some great shooting options. After the park we headed to …

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Colorful Engagement Photos in Royal Oak Michigan: Erica & Cody

colorful engagement photos with couple posing in parking garage at night in downtown Royal Oak, Michigan

In a first for me, I brought a second shooter to an engagement session. Normally that would be overkill, but when it’s your brother and sister-in-law to-be I figured why not! Justin and I were scheduled to be in Michigan shooting a wedding already and since he’ll be shooting their wedding next spring we decided to schedule Erica and Cody’s engagement photos in Royal Oak. The session ended up producing a set of the most colorful engagement photos I could …

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North Avenue Beach Engagement Photos: Amy & Robert

North Avenue beach engagement photos with a bride-to-be smiling during their night time engagement session with the Chicago skyline in the background

I met up with Amy & Robert in their Lincoln Park neighborhood at Other Side Bar before our engagement session. As I’ve said, I always like to meet up for drinks before we start shooting. It’s a great way to catch up on the wedding plans and relax before we head out. From there it was a quick walk down Fullerton Avenue toward Lincoln Park. Our first stop was a new one for me – the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool. …

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Buckingham Fountain Engagement Photos: Carna & Don

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I’ve shot engagement sessions at night all over Chicago but somehow I hadn’t shot Buckingham Fountain engagement photos with the fountain lights on until now. Originally, we planned to start Carna & Don’s engagement session on the South side at Osaka Garden, but the weather had other ideas. We were walking out to the garden when the rain clouds rolled in. I was thankful for the shelter we found on the steps at The Museum of Science and Industry. We …

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