Libby and Avi’s Lakeview neighborhood engagement session last month was such a blast! These two got engaged on Leap Day at the Lincoln Park Conservatory, and then moved in together shortly afterward. Of course, that also means Chicago’s Stay at Home Order was implemented around the same time. Consequently, Libby and Avi began to spend a lot of time in their home together… and wanted that reflected in their photos!
We started on their front porch for a few photos, reminiscent of the socially-distant sessions that gained popularity during quarantine. The three of us then took a stroll through Southport Corridor, stopping at some of their favorite local spots! Southport Lanes and Tuco and Blondie were a must. I specifically loved the latter – if there’s a colorful mural, you can bet I’ll want to stop for a few photos. In fact, this place is especially meaningful to Libby and Avi: it’s where they first got to celebrate their engagement with friends and family. Another favorite feature of their neighborhood is the Southport brown line stop. I am all about unique-to-Chicago photo locations, and the CTA is never a bad choice!
After a quick outfit change, we headed to Lincoln Park for sunset and skyline views. Seriously, this place is one of my favorite photo locations in all of Chicago! You’ve got the city, nature, and lakefront all within walking distance. Though we didn’t get to visit the conservatory this time, I’m crossing my fingers for wedding day 🙂
Libby and Avi: This was such a fun session! I had a blast with you both and can not wait for your wedding day next year!