Clare + Angel braved the cold winds for their engagement session downtown. Their choice of Millennium Park as their starting location made it easy to capture a variety of backdrops in a relatively short time. The best part about the wintry chill? There weren’t many others who were willing to wander around BP Bridge and Pritzker Pavilion. It was peaceful everywhere (aside from the ever-crowded Bean, which is only ever calm near dawn), and some of the fall colors still remained. One outfit change later, we made our way to the river where the city lights were just turning on. Sometimes the most unexpected structures make for beautiful backdrops – the warm lights of a parking garage and the bokeh of stoplights add softness to urban images. Clare + Angel will return to the city for their ceremony, but they sure won’t be shivering during their summer wedding!