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Creative Engagement Pictures at Night

We had to get creative for Morgan + Marnie’s engagement photos in Chicago! The rain derailed our original plans, but thankfully it stopped quickly enough for us to grab some amazing photos at night! Here’s one of the best ones along the River walk!

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We made a quick stop at the Chicago Cultural Center for a few photos

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Love this picture in the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

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Chicago Riverwalk at Night

We ended the night along the Chicago Riverwalk!

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Love the romantic colors and bridges in the background!

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I love our Chicago cityscape in the background!

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One last creative picture to end the night! Thanks for braving the elements for your engagement photos! They came out great!

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Can’t wait until your wedding next year!

with love,

your Chicago engagement photographer,

Kenny

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Top 3 Chicago Engagement Photo Locations 

Merien + Christian were so excited for their engagement photography session! They persevered through weather postponements and were rewarded with some amazing pictures! They picked three of Chicago’s top spots for engagement photos: Lincoln Park, North Avenue Beach, Millennium Park and the Riverwalk at Night!

These first two are the Best of my Best from their session! Love this first photo  in front of Chicago’s iconic Millennium Park fountains!

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The Chicago Riverwalk is a gorgeous spot for Chicago engagement photos! The river is so romantic at night!

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We started at one of the more popular photo locations in Chicago, Lincoln Park!

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Lincoln Park offers some of the best views of city skyline!

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Photographer’s Tip: Framing your subjects always makes for a great picture!

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Another top spot for Chicago engagement sessions is North Avenue Beach!

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I’m a photographer who is a loves sun flare!

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We stopped by Millennium Park for a few pictures at night!

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We finished the night at their last location, the Chicago Riverwalk!

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Photographer’s Tip – love the leading lines and the natural pose in this night picture!

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Thanks Merien + Christian for a great time for your engagement photos! You guys chose some of the top locations in Chicago! Congrats again!

with love,

your Chicago engagement photographer,

Kenny

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Best Engagement Photos in Chicago at Night

The City of Chicago comes alive at night! I love when couples book my extra night time engagement session as we create some of the best engagement photos! Kacie + George were totally up for an adventure when the weather almost derailed their session! These first two are my Photographer’s Favs! (be sure to scroll down to see more photos taken at night on the Riverwalk!)

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As a Chicago photographer, I love how this says ‘Chicago’ without being cliche!

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North Ave Beach Engagement Photography

Simply one of the best skyline photos of Chicago! The view from North Avenue Beach never gets old!

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They’ve had their dog ever since they started their relationship! Naturally, he had to be included in their engagement pictures! =)

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The sun popped out from behind the clouds for a few moments and we had to take advantage! As an engagement photographer, I love including the setting sun in my images!

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Engagement Photos at the Chicago Club

We made a stop at the Chicago Club for a few engagement pictures! I love the symmetry and the interior design + architecture of the Chicago Club!

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Night Time on the Chicago Riverwalk

It seems to be a favorite this year….the Chicago Riverwalk! I love how it looks so different at night!

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So romantic!

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Thanks Kacie + George for a great session together! We endured a lot on this evening! Thanks for being champs through it all! Can’t wait until your wedding!

with love,

your Chicago engagement photographer,

Kenny

 

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Chicago Engagement Photos – North Ave Beach

It was another amazing day for engagement pictures in Chicago! Jaimee + Dan were so great to work with! Like most clients, Jaimee was really nervous going into the session…but I’m sure you’ll agree with me…their engagement photos turned out – Ah may zing!

Just wanted to share this email that Jaimee sent me:

Hey Kenny-
We just wanted to send a quick thank you for everything yesterday – we had so much fun with you…. and you are seriously awesome at what you do!!!! You made us feel very comfortable, passionate and excited throughout the whole experience. We really appreciate your time and for giving us so much confidence in doing this all over again on our wedding day 🙂

I love it when clients enjoy their experience with me! Anyways, let’s get to the pictures! We started taking their pictures at North Ave Beach!

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Photographer pro tip: North Ave Beach has a gorgeous view of the Chicago skyline! =)

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Chicago West Loop Engagement Photography

We stopped by Chicago’s West Loop for a few pictures under the “El” tracks!

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The West Loop is great for photographers…so many great urban + industrial spots!

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This crazy awesome mural in the West Loop makes the perfect backdrop for engagement photos!

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Kinzie Bridge Engagement Photos

To close out their engagement session blog post, here are some pictures we took at the Kinzie Bridge!

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As an engagement photographer, I love sun flare…here I placed it right behind the couple’s kiss – at the perfect intersection of the steel beams of the bridge!

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Thanks Jaimee + Dan for a great session! Thank you for trusting me throughout! Can’t wait til the wedding!

with love,

your Chicago engagement photographer,

Kenny

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Pelican Hill Resort – Destination Wedding – Newport Beach

Amy + Tomer’s destination wedding slideshow at the luxurious Pelican Hill Resort! Make sure you have a good internet connection to watch the video in HD!

To read more about their destination wedding details, be sure to check out their Pelican Hill Wedding Blog Post!

In case you missed Amy + Tomer’s engagement photos in Chicago, be sure to check them out!

Wedding Details:

Ceremony + Reception Venue: Pelican Hill Resort
Photographer: Nakai Photography
Wedding Dress: Hayley Paige
Shoes: Valentino
Planner: Mele Amore Events

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