If you love sports, playful photos of happy couples, and the vibrant colors of Chicago in the fall, I think you’re going to love this November engagement session!
I was first introduced to Mike and Mary, a very friendly and sports-loving couple, through some of my past clients. Mike and Mary wanted their engagement pictures taken in downtown Chicago as a reflection of their fun relationship–but they preferred their photos be filled with trees rather than typical Chicago landmarks. The mid-fall weather was lovely, and the greens were a vibrant mix with the orange fall mums and foliage.
It was such a pleasure working with Mike and Mary because they were so down-to-earth, and I think these pictures truly reflect that. I can’t wait to show you pictures of their snowy March wedding!
Don’t you just love those gorgeous mums? You can find them every fall in the gardens by the Chicago Art Institute.
Such a beautiful couple! They look so happy and giddy, and they weren’t afraid to get close in front of my camera lens.
This location near the Art Institute is exactly what Mike and Mary were looking for: An intimate garden area with lush ivy and pretty trees. Doesn’t it look like they’re the only people around?
After we took some pictures near the Art Institute, Mike and Mary took a few minutes to change into more casual shirts near the Crown Fountain (you know, the fountain with the faces!) at nearby Millennium Park, then we were on our way again. This just goes to show that couples don’t need elaborate, full-outfit changes to get a totally different look in their pictures.
It’s hard to believe that these pictures were taken in Millennium Park, one of the busiest tourist destinations in the entire city! Luckily, we were able to find a few quiet places that give us some privacy from all the hustle and bustle.
During our Millennium Park photo shoot, we made our way across the BP Pedestrian Bridge toward the Lurie Garden and the Daley Bicentennial Plaza. Remember when I said Mike and Mary were big-time sports fans? Just wait until you see the next pictures; yes, they are playing catch with a football autographed by Chicago sports legend Mike Ditka.
To see more of Mike and Mary’s lovely Chicago fall engagement session, view their slideshow.
Please stay tuned for the next installment on the blog: Mike and Mary’s lovely (and cold!) Cog Hill wedding!