Lovely Downtown Chicago Engagement Pictures

Downtown Chicago Engagement Pictures // Sojin + Ha Uk

Last weekend was the most amazing Saturday of the year! The most perfect day for Sojin + Ha Uk’s downtown Chicago engagement pictures! Though this photo was one of the last pictures of the day…I wanted to share it first in case you don’t scroll through the whole blog post! What an EPIC Chicago skyline engagement picture!

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Love this next Chicago skyline engagement photo….it’s so romantic! =)

Chicago skyline engagement pictures couple at night Adler planetarium

We started their downtown Chicago engagement pictures by the Chicago Riverwalk! Nothing says Chicago like our beautiful architecture, rivers, and bridges!

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Were able to get a little lens flare for a couple photos before it hid behind the clouds.

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Even though it was a crowded Saturday afternoon, we somehow got a few photos with minimal tourists in the background!

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We headed out to the Adler Planetarium for their Chicago skyline engagement pictures!

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I love how this Chicago skyline engagement picture says ‘Chicago’ without the Willis or Hancock tower. That diamond building in the background pretty much says ‘Chicago’ for all of us locals!

Chicago skyline engagement picture couple at night Adler planetarium

Can’t wait until your wedding next month and I’m so glad you both enjoyed your engagement session so much! I love your smiles and laughter!

with love,

your Chicago engagement photographer,

Kenny Nakai

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Epic Chicago North Ave Proposal Photos // She Said YES!

Chicago North Ave Proposal Photos

A couple weeks ago, Samuel called me to talk about his Chicago proposal ideas. We zoomed and I shared with him some of my favorite Chicago proposal locations that fit his vibe. We eventually settled on North Ave Beach with an epic backdrop of the Chicago skyline! Be sure to scroll through all these pictures to see more of their Chicago North Ave Proposal Photos!

If you were in need of a Chicago proposal photographer, be sure to contact us!

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This was one of the last photos of the night, but one of my favorites!

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We always love photos along the Chicago Riverwalk!

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But I’m sure you want to see more of their Chicago North Ave proposal photos, so here they are! Here Samuel is leading Veronica down the pier-

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On bended knee he asked for her hand in marriage!

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She said YES!

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A plethora of emotions showed up as she was not expecting this moment!

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Great selection Samuel! Your Chicago North Ave proposal photos are epic!

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Downtown Chicago Engagement Photos

After their proposal photos, we headed downtown to take a few photos along the Riverwalk!

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Still getting used to the extra hardware on her left hand!

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As the sun started to go down, I love the romantic feel of these photos with the Chicago Theatre sign!

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Congrats again Samuel + Veronica! Thank you for having me there to capture your special moment! You guys were so great to photograph! Hope these Chicago North Ave proposal photos always bring a smile to your face!

with love,

your Chicago proposal photographer,

Kenny Nakai

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Winter Intimate Langham Chicago Wedding Photos

Intimate Langham Chicago Wedding Photos

Congratulations again to Andrew + Kim! After he proposed, it was a pretty easy decision for these two to get married in Chicago…the city where they last spent time together before COVID shut the world down. It was also a pretty easy decision to have their wedding at The Langham Chicago, one of the top luxury hotels in the country! (don’t believe me, just read about it: US News & World Reports) Their lobby is extremely photogenic and we made sure to include their Christmas tree for these winter Langham Chicago wedding photos!

Shout out to Shaun and The Langham Chicago staff for their wonderful service throughout the day!

If you were interested in learning more about our wedding photography services, send us a message as we would love to hear from you!

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Love the peacefulness and symmetry of this Chicago winter wedding photo!

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Kimberly got ready in The Langham Chicago, with beautiful views of the Chicago River!

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This moment wasn’t in the schedule…but it was priceless –

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Love this portrait of the bride – simply stunning!

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We made sure to get a few portraits of Andrew before the ceremony!

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What a great portrait of Andrew!

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Everything was set and just perfect for their intimate Langham Chicago wedding photos!

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A ceremony room with a view down the Chicago River!

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Just the perfect size room for their intimate Langham Chicago wedding photos

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A cute moment during the ceremony

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One of the best parts of having small intimate Langham Chicago wedding photos: Taking a group photo under their iconic marquee!

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So romantic!

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We took a stroll outside for a few winter Chicago wedding photos! I apppreciate Andrew’s attention to detail…and I’m sure he will appreciate the perfectly centered, symmetrical composition in this photo below! Strong lines throughout the image…leading lines to the bride and groom…and yet the curvature of their dancing provides the perfect balance!

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Love these photos along the Chicago River!

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A small intimate wedding reception awaited them at Travelle

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Their unique take on a wedding cake!

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The most important people in their lives…all at one table.

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Congratulations again Kimberly + Andrew! So happy for you both to be married and starting this new chapter in your lives together!

with love,

your Chicago wedding photographer,

Kenny Nakai

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Chicago Southeast Asian Proposal Photos

Chicago Southeast Asian Proposal Photos

It was the most perfect December day for F&N’s LondonHouse rooftop proposal! All the more special…these two had their first date on this very rooftop! Be sure to scroll down to see all their amazing Chicago Southeast Asian proposal photo!

If you know anyone in need of a proposal or engagement photographer, be sure to contact us!

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chicago southeasts asian proposal photos

They were all smiles on the rooftop overlooking the Chicago River!

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For those that don’t know, the LondonHouse Cupola has one of the most amazing views of Chicago!

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The exact spot where they had their first date…who would have known that a short time later they would be engaged!!!

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Surrounded by their loved ones on their special day!

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We took a few photos around the city to help commemorate their proposal day!

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Chicago Winter Engagement Photographer w/Emily + Daniel!

Chicago Winter Engagement Photographer w/Emily + Daniel

There was a beautiful sunset for Emily + Daniel as we took photos at Lincoln Park! We got lucky with a little bit of warmth for their session. Looking forward to their wedding next year as Jan from Parties, Events and More is planning and coordinating!

Be sure to scroll through all 20+ images as we took some amazing photos with the Lincoln Park Zoo Lights and the Riverwalk at night! These first three are some of our favorites! If you were looking for an engagement or proposal photographer send us a message!

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Love how all the colors illuminate them and the casual moment on a park bench!

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One of my favorite night time spots in the whole city. One benefit to being a Chicago winter engagement photographer: nobody is in the background of these photos!

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We started their session on the rooftop of their apartment! They have a pretty amazing view of the Chicago skyline!

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The perfect kiss of sunlight on the skyline and on Emily + Daniel!

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Love their expressions!

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Sometimes you get lucky with the most perfect time of day in Lincoln Park.

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As a Chicago winter engagement photographer, photographing the Lincoln Park Zoo Lights is so much fun!

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They love each other bear-y much! =) I couldn’t help it

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Actually – this one might be one of my favorites! So casual – and so Chicago!

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Thanks Emily + Daniel for a wonderful session together! Can’t wait to shoot your wedding next year!

with love,

Kenny Nakai

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