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Engagement Pictures at Swift + Sons, Riverwalk + Condo

Chicago Engagement Photos at Swift and Sons

In the West Loop, there’s a hot ‘new’ restaurant called Swift and Sons. This was where Tom and Bessie had their first date…just about a year ago! They decided to return to commemorate their engagement with photos at one of their favorite restaurants!

They wanted to do something a little cinematic…so we created this cute little moment! Bessie – definitely caught his eye when he first met her!

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Swift and Sons layout and interior decor fit the couple’s style perfectly!

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Tom’s smile says it all – would he have thought a year after his first date….they’d be engaged and planning a wedding!!!

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As a photographer, I appreciate the interior design of spaces. Swift and Sons is such a photogenic space! Place a beautiful couple in…set up a flash and you have an amazing photograph!

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Engagement Pictures on the Chicago Riverwalk

We headed to their condo which sits along the Chicago River and took a few photos along the riverwalk!

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A kiss with a variety of Chicago architecture in the background!

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Engagement Pictures in their Chicago Condo

As new chapters in life are written, old ones close…and they wanted to take a few photos in her condo before moving into a place together!

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Finished their session with a few photos along Michigan Avenue!

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As a photographer, I love the little moments that bring out a laugh and smile! =)

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Bessie + Tom! So great to hang out with you both – can’t wait until your wedding later this year!

with love,

your Chicago engagement photographer,

Kenny Nakai


Chicago Wedding Photographer


3334 N Avers Ave #2

Chicago, IL 60618