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You Need To See These Engagement Photos!

One of My Best Engagement Sessions?

Every now and there is perfect storm of events for this Chicago engagement photographer. The couple that loves taking photos, PERFECT weather & a new spot for photos all came together for Maggie + Phil’s session! And a shout out to Dayna + Todd for referring me to this wonderful couple! Most of my business comes from previous clients, thank you to everyone out there for telling others about Nakai Photography!

Ever since the Chicago Riverwalk opened up a couple months ago, I couldn’t wait to take photos there! As an engagement photographer, I’m always looking for new spot for photos! Here’s one of the best photos of the night- I love the Chicago River and the architecture in the background! It’s so romantic!

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Earlier in the day we took photos with the Chicago skyline in the background- They are having their wedding at the Drake hotel, which you can see in their photo! best chicago engagement photographer at nightWe started their engagement session near some railroad tracks! I love the story feel of this picture!
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We took so many amazing photos at this one spot alone! It was so hard to pick out the best ones!best-chicago-engagement-photographer-nakai-photography-004best chicago engagement picturesbest chicago engagement pictures

Maggie wanted to have some sun flare in her photos – and I was happy to oblige! I always love including sun-flare in my engagement pictures!
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best chicago engagement picturesSince they lived nearby, we headed out on their balcony to take a couple photos after their outfit change!

I love how they both make each other smile!best chicago engagement photos

We wanted to grab a few photos with the skyline as the sun was beginning to set!

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I love the Chicago skyline at night! It’s such a different feel!

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Such a romantic evening for an engagement session in Chicago!
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Thanks Maggie + Phil for a great time and trusting me with all the locations! It’s amazing how everything aligned perfectly! Can’t wait til your wedding!

with love,

your Chicago engagement photographer,



Chicago Wedding Photographer


3334 N Avers Ave #2

Chicago, IL 60618