Pop the champagne, you got engaged to the love of your life! Now that you’re engaged, it’s time to start planning your wedding. One of the first things on your to-do list is probably scheduling your engagement photos. Engagement photos are used throughout the planning process for Save the Dates, bach parties and showers, announcing your engagement, and more. Your engagement session is also a great opportunity for you and your wedding photographer to get to know each other before the big day! When you start to plan your engagement session, one of your first steps will be deciding where to take your engagement photos. Chicago has so many gorgeous locations for engagement photos. Whether you love the beach, the iconic architecture, the unique local neighborhoods, or the beautiful skyline, Chicago has a location for every engaged couple. Here are my top five best Chicago engagement photo locations:
Located right in the Loop, this perfectly framed iconic Chicago building is absolutely gorgeous for engagement photos, especially near sunset! After using the building as a backdrop, wander the surrounding streets in the Loop for more beautiful architecture that screams Chicago.
The Riverwalk is a Chicago classic for a reason. This Chicago engagement photo location is the perfect backdrop. Walk up and down around the Riverwalk, and end at the golden Wrigley Building. Tourists from all around the world make it a point to see this beautiful part of the city, so it makes sense you’d want to get a few photos in front of this gorgeous Chicago building.
Just a short walk from the Riverwalk, the Chicago building is an amazing Chicago engagement photo location. Go during the day, or wait until night for it to light up. Either way, it’s beautiful!
Do you want the Chicago skyline for your engagement session? I highly recommend North Avenue Beach! This is a gorgeous stretch of beach that showcases Chicago’s beautiful architecture and Lake Michigan.
I encourage my couples to choose Chicago engagement photo locations that are meaningful to them. One way to do this is to choose your own neighborhood for your engagement photos. Wicker Park is one of the stunning Chicago neighborhoods you can choose for your photos!
Looking for a Chicago wedding and engagement photographer? Reach out to me!