I’m excited to finally share Kasia and Jonathan’s epic summer Chicago engagement photos! These two will tie the knot in just a couple of months, and I’m getting super excited to capture their day. When I first heard from them, they wanted a mix of candid and editorial photos from their wedding… and I think this session was perfect practice! What better place in this city to capture this vibe than the Art Institute, am I right?!
Art Institute of Chicago Engagement Photos
If you’ve been following my Blog for some time, you know that one of my top photo locations in the city is the Art Institute of Chicago. The outdoor gardens are gorgeous, and inside is a perfect alternative in case of Chicago weather. I’ve been a member for years – which has been a lifesaver on wedding days, too! Naturally, we’ll feel like we can spend the entire day inside this place… and I’m so glad Kasia and Jonathan were up for exploring the galleries! Some of my favorite portfolio pieces of 2023 came from this session.
South Loop Engagement Photos
After the Institute, we headed to the South Loop to meet their pup, Riggs! We took a stroll among the Agora Sculptures, a 2006 installation by late Polish artist Magdalena Abakanowicz. It didn’t take long for Riggs to warm up to the camera, as you can see! Rumor has it he might make an appearance on wedding day… crossing my fingers I get to see that puppy face again!
As the sun began to set, we made our way to the lakefront for some romantic summer photos with the Chicago skyline. This session truly had it all: world-class art, the cutest pup, iconic downtown locations, romance and FUN! These two were a treat in front of the camera, and I can’t wait to do it again soon.
Kasia and Jonathan: Thanks for such an awesome summer session! Your wedding day this spring is going to be awesome 🙂