Julie + Ryan ~ Navy Pier ~ Chicago Engagement Photography

Happy Monday you guys! 🙂 I thought I’d welcome you back after a long weekend away with a gorgeous couple’s engagement session!

This session is bitter-sweet for me, because Julie and Ryan live in Illinois, but are getting married in Arkansas. So that means they hired me to shoot their Chicago engagement session – but are using a local photographer in Arkansas for the wedding. After you see these pictures – you’ll see why I’m bummed I don’t get to work with these two again! (Just gorgeous!!!) Not to mention – they are awesome people that I clicked with right from the start (& chat with via Twitter on a pretty regular basis)! 🙂

They were looking to do a quintessential Chicago shoot since they aren’t getting married here – so they chose Navy Pier for half of the session, and Olive Park for the second half. I think it was a perfect combination of city shots and laid-back nature shots – and I love the end result! (Also – as a side note – I should mention that I wouldn’t mind if Julie to took me shoe shopping, applied my eye makeup, and taught me how to do that fierce ‘smize’ she does! True story.) Now go check out this beautiful couple!


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