I had so much fun capturing Lily and Zach’s engagement session in Chicago. They were so adorable together, and I absolutely loved how comfortable they were in front of the camera. Plus, they introduced me to so many interesting places in their neighborhood in Chicago. In fact, a month later when Steve and I went to Chicago to see a concert I took him to all of these places because I fell in love with them.
First up we shot in their home for a little bit before taking it to the streets. We walked over to the Small Cheval, a great burger joint with excellent beer on tap and fries with aioli to dip them in, where we did a few photos outside. Then we did more photos walking around the neighborhood before we headed over to The Robey hotel. At The Robey we did some photos in The Lounge, right above Cafe Robey, before heading up to the Up & Up bar on top of the building which has an amazing view of downtown and the skyline. This shoot feels like it has a piece of my heart and now every time I go back to Chicago I just want to re-visit these places.
Engagement Session in Chicago
This engagement session in Chicago is one of my favorite! Zack and Lily were so kind and so inviting. I felt like I was one of their best friends by the end of the shoot! I always encourage couples to do engagement sessions where they live, instead of coming to Indy for their shoot. I find that my couples are just so much more comfortable shooting where they live. It really translates into amazing photos as a result.
I also love capturing couples in their homes. My couples always seem more relaxed in the comfort of their own homes. It’s a great place to shoot to build a little confidence before moving out to other locations in public. The privacy helps them get a little more comfortable in front of the camera before the feel like people might be watching and they might have to perform.
Love these Chicago engagement photos? Then check out some other engagement sessions I did in Chicago!
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Madeline and Steve’s engagement session!