When I first started talking with Jolene and Will, it was clear that iconic Chicago locations were a priority for wedding and engagement photos. Naturally, downtown Chicago was the place to start! I met these two on a Monday afternoon at the Art Institute of Chicago. We got to play in the gardens for a bit before heading inside to see more art! Jolene talked about her love for Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, who happens to be one of my favorite French artists as well.
After some quality time in the galleries, we crossed the street to the lovely Lurie Garden. This is one location I hadn’t been to in over a year, and it felt so GOOD!! The seasonal blues and purples in the gardens added to the happy spring vibe of the day. Jolene and Will were all smiles… I could easily have spent our entire session here!
It was time for more cityscape, so we headed over to Canal Street for photos at Kinzie Bridge. I was so happy they wanted to stop here! This view of the river is so very Chicago. As the sun began to set, we made our way to Olive Park for some iconic Chicago photos with the skyline. We talked about our mutual loves for travel, craft beer, and their upcoming wedding at Revolution Brewing 🙂
Even though we visited some of the most iconic locations in the city, my favorite thing about this session was how often Jolene and Will made each other laugh! I have no doubt their wedding day is going to be just as awesome. Can’t wait for them to tie the knot next month!!!