Downtown Chicago Engagement Session

What a great way to celebrate the Fourth of July weekend than to have an engagement session in Chicago!  The Windy City was extremely busy for the holiday, boasting such events as the Grateful Dead Show at the Chicago Stadium and the Women’s World Cup US Soccer viewing party in Lincoln Park.  Despite the chaos, we were still able to find magical areas to take photos!   Matt and Jenny were so easy to photograph as their love for each other is so apparent!  They enjoy Chicago and have memories together there.  I am looking forward to photographing their wedding this coming Labor Day weekend in Muskegon, Michigan!  2015-07-06_0002 2015-07-06_0003 2015-07-06_0004 2015-07-06_0005 2015-07-06_0006 2015-07-06_0007 2015-07-06_0008 2015-07-06_0009 2015-07-06_0010Buckingham fountain is a perfect location for romantic engagement photos!  2015-07-06_0011So fortunate that Grant Park was closed for Taste of Chicago set up.  So no cars and very few people made this a rare gem in a busy City on a holiday weekend!!  2015-07-06_0012The Alfred Caldwell Lily pool by the Lincoln Park Zoo is a private, romantic location for engagement session in Chicago ~ wouldn’t  a small private destination wedding be great at this location? 2015-07-06_0013 2015-07-06_0014 The North Park Village Nature Center was a another secluded area we stumbled across while waiting for a taxi on the North Side of Chicago.2015-07-06_0015 2015-07-06_0016We concluded our super fun engagement session with coffee at Next Door State Farm in Chicago’s North Side.   2015-07-06_0017 2015-07-06_0018 2015-07-06_0019 2015-07-06_0020A quick walk down Navy Pier and a perfect sunset to close out the holiday weekend!!