Your engagement session is the perfect way for us to get to know each other and have fun making beautiful memories. Being camera-shy myself, I take special care to make my couples feel comfortable and enjoy the experience. Picking the right location can help you both start off much more at ease. Think back to where you met, had a memorable date, or decided to take the next step in your relationship. If thinking about that location makes you smile, it will make for a wonderful engagement session spot! If you are still struggling, think about what types of photographs appeal to you. Do you love backdrops full of flowers and trees, or is architecture more up your alley? We can chat together to come up with ideas, and I may suggest additional places to give you more variety in your pictures. Below are some examples of how clients have chosen their engagement session locations, and I hope that they inspire your own thought process. Whatever your story, together we can find the perfect spots to celebrate your engagement!
Kate + Mark had one of their first dates at the Chicago Botanic Garden, and it made a stunning backdrop for their engagement session.
Joe’s grandfather had cared for the grounds at Cantigny in Wheaton, making the gardens special him and Megan.
Kristen + Dan wanted a combination of urban architecture and fall foliage, so we headed to Millennium Park where there is a huge variety of backdrop possibilities like this view from BP Bridge.
Kathleen + Eric knew they wanted to start with a skyline view from the Adler Planetarium, and I suggested we head from there to the Fulton Market area to capture some grittier urban images. We had a blast, and Eric even admitted to loving the experience despite his camera-shy nature!
One of my favorite “how they met” stories belongs to Alex + Steve. They met at this corner booth in a bar in Madison, Wisconsin that has since been torn down. They will always have their engagement photographs to remember exactly where they started their friendship, and we also captured images on campus and by the gorgeous capitol building.