(Closed) Chicago Engagement Photos!

posted 7 years ago in Chicago
Post # 3
79 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

You could go to one of the bridges downtown, millenium park (the bridge is really cool) or on the river walk.  

It depends on how “posed” you want all of your shots. I think taking pictures at a place the both of you go together could be fun. Do you have a favorite bar/restaurant? They can catch more candid shots…we took some at Club Lucky in Wicker Park and loved the way they came out.

I didn’t do any outfit changes…so I think two is plenty 🙂

Post # 4
2192 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Shots on the outdoor platforms of the EL are cute.  Pick a location that has meaning to you.  We have always made jokes about getting on the bar at Bar Chicago(now detention) in our wedding get-up and taking some pics.  And you can borrow from actual wedding shots and stand on the median on La Salle or on the bridge at Kinzie facing the skyline.  Both great places for some pretty pictures. And my last suggestion is the new bridge in Lincoln Park Zoo.  Very mod and graphic.  Pics look great in it.  Good luck and have fun!

Post # 5
3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We had 3 locations and 3 outfit changes, as well. I have to be honest, it was a bit nuts!!! I changed in a Chinese Restaurant and our photog’s car at one point lol! 

First Location:

Beach/lighhouse/dunes location on the northshore.  It was early September and still warm.  We wore primary colors.  I wore a yellow ruffle tank and white shorts with a turquoise necklace and matching shoes.  My Fiance wore a white and turquoise plaid shirt and dark jeans.

Second Location:

Vintage Firehouse in Chicago.  I wore a vintage glamish outfit– fitted pencil skirt with little jacket, black and white tank and some hot red shoes, a purse with a red scarf and I had the most perfect thin red belt but my Fiance forgot it.  He wore a white dress shirt and his dark jeans.  He also brought some fire equipment as props : )

Third Location:

City Skyline night time pics by the Shedd.  I wore a blue dress and he wore an awesome Mad Men outfit from Banana Republic.  My dress was shiny, I think it added another 20 pounds in the photo’s… I wouldn’t recommend shiny materials for a fitted dress. Actually, we don’t get our pics back for another 2 months, I’m a little scared of those because they did not look good on their camara 🙁

Anyways, really take the wind into account.  My hair was standing above my head by the lake. It was so windy, waves spashing, ect.  Thankfully, it was our last shoot.

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