Kendall and Andy chose to celebrate their upcoming wedding by taking summer engagement photos in downtown Chicago. They wanted to capture multiple locations during their photos, including the Wrigley Building, Lincoln Park Zoo, and North Avenue Beach.
During the summer, Chicago weather is beautiful with early sunrises and late sunsets, full days of sunshine, and cool temperatures that allow for days to be spent outside enjoying the energy of the city.
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Kendall and Andy chose to have their engagement photos taken in Downtown Chicago because that is where their relationship began. They met at a karaoke bar, and would have dates throughout downtown Chicago, Lincoln Park Zoo, and by North Avenue Beach. All of these locations hold very special memories to them, and are a part of their love story.
For their Downtown Chicago engagement photos, Kendall and Andy incorporated elements of their Chicago history. Kendall paid a visit to her longtime hairdresser to style her for the appointment. Andy had his suit jacket custom made by Kendall’s father’s friend at a suit shop. This same suit shop is where Andy also found the suit for his wedding. They both made sure to wear clothes that felt authentic to them so they could look back at their photos and feel the genuineness of their selections.
The engagement session is a wonderful opportunity to capture elements of a relationship that extend beyond the wedding day. It is very common for couples to get married in either their hometown or current place of residence, and then have their engagement photos captured in a stepping stone location.
Kendall and Andy, thank you for allowing me to capture these beautiful memories for you!
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