Oh Chicago.. This city is such a fun place to be a photographer. The more I work here, the more I feel like I really get to know its light and the textures. Yet, I am always happily surprised during sessions and wedding days with a new little area I find, or a new way to photograph a location I’ve been to several times.

One of my favorite ways to photograph engagements is to simply walk around an area with a couple and make stops along the way. It’s a great way to get to know them too since it gives us some time to chat between shots. It’s also a really simple way to have a creative engagement session. When clients want to know where to take photos, I just ask them if there is an area that is special to them as a couple or a part of the city they particularly like. That’s always a great place to start.

Jason is from the city and really loves its textures and Katey mentioned liking creative candid captures. So I just played a lot in their session with the different light and areas of the city as the background to their easy chemistry. Below are a few of my faves!

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