I’m so happy I got to hang out with Claire and Andrew last month! These two were truly a treat in front of the camera, and didn’t even flinch when rain was in the forecast. And yes, it did rain! Even though most couples don’t wish for rain in their wedding or engagement photos, this session is proof that you can get awesome photos in all kinds of weather. We even ended our session at a mutual favorite Chicago brewery!
We started at home with their sweet pup Kaiser… a ball of energy! After some family photos in their living room, we took a stroll around the block. Kaiser was happy to be outside (the rain was not that bad!) – but eventually it was time to say goodbye. Andrew, Claire and I headed north to Dovetail Brewing, stopping under the train tracks for a few photos, of course 🙂
Finally, it was time for beer! As a fellow beer lover, I always get excited for sessions at a brewery. Special thanks to the staff at Dovetail for accommodating us, and showing us to the Barrel Room! We had a blast in this space, and these are some of my favorite photos from our session. We’ll definitely be back for more beer soon!!
Thinking about your own Chicago brewery engagement photos?!
I don’t blame you! One of the perks of being a huge beer nerd in this city is that I’m always scoping out the scene. If you’re looking for inspo, below are a list of breweries I’ve taken photos in over the years. I definitely recommend calling any public place ahead of time to make sure they’ll allow photography, but hopefully this helps give you ideas!
- Lakefront Brewery – Milwaukee, WI
- Enlightened Brewing – Milwaukee, WI
- Tryptich Brewing – Champaign, IL
- Elmhurst Brewing Company – Elmhurst IL
Andrew and Claire: I had so much fun at your engagement session!! Your winter wedding is going to be SO awesome, I’m already counting the days!