Chicago is an amazing city offering so many unique and beautiful backdrops for engagement or wedding photography. Here are some of the most in demand city locations. Our selection includes everything from urban architecture, industrial to nature beauties.
Wrigley building is one of the most popular city locations for engagement or wedding photos in Chicago. Ideally positioned on Michigan Avenue with easy parking. The space in front of the building is wide enough for a larger wedding party. The backdrop is spectacular Chicago architecture and the Chicago river.
Chicago engagement photography/ Lauren & Sylvester
One of our favorite city locations for both engagement and wedding photos. Many people doesn’t know that right next to the popular Navy Pier sits a gorgeous park with a unique views of the Chicago skyline. The park features a combination of natural trees, city views and the lake for a great variety of photos.
Chicago morning engagement / Lauren & Robert
North Avenue beach is one of the most popular Chicago beaches with the most picturesque view of the Chicago skyline and the Michigan lake. It is conveniently located to a walking distance to Lincoln park, so it pairs well as a second location. If you are looking for save the date cards with a postcard view of the Chicago, this is the place! Perfect location for some night shots as well.
Engagement photographer in Chicago / Cassandra & John
Lincoln park is just a short drive north from a Downtown Chicago. It is considered one of the most beautiful parks in the city, featuring nature paths, ponds and a great view of the Chicago skyline. It is a great choice for couples who want more of the natural greenery photos in combination with the skyline view.
Lincoln park engagement / Michelle & Alejandro
There are dozens of bridges traversing the Chicago river and this is one of the most distinctive features of Chicago architecture. La Salle St. bridge, Kinzie St. bridge, and State St. bridge are the most popular choices. Riverwalk is always busy, specially in summertime, so expect crowds cheering to your engagement.
Chicago Riverwalk engagement / Kristen & Corey
For couple’s who are looking for more dramatic, editorial style photos. The striking contrast of a perfectly styled couple against gritty Chicago is a popular look. Whether you pose in front of an abandoned warehouse or beneath the “L” tracks, these backdrops offer the opportunity for more editorial styled shots. Add some color and texture to your photos by posing in front of one of the many murals that appear throughout Chicago’s neighborhoods.
Downtown Chicago engagement session / Laura & RJ
Look no further if you want breathtaking views of the Chicago skyline and the Michigan lake. One of the top choices foe engagement and wedding photography! Easy access, easy parking option, many different backdrops, all in one location. We highly recommend it.
Chicago fall engagement / Christine & Edward
Millennium park has received awards for its green design. Most popular parts of the park are Cloud Gate, the Crown Fountain, the Lurie Garden and the BP Pedestrian Bridge. We love the the unique designs and many different options for engagement or wedding photos
Chicago urban engagement / Brinda & Sunny
Ping Tom Park is often overlooked in comparison to other Chicago engagement locations. It is tucked away in residential area by the river and it is never crowded which makes it ideal for this kind of shots. This gem of Chicago is located in Chinatown neighborhood. It features the wooden Pagoda-style pavilion, mural and Chicago skyline if you want to add some contrast to your nature photos.
Ping Tom Park engagement / Alison & Neal
For all the nature lovers, Montrose beach and harbor is an ideal location for engagement photos in Chicago. Located on the northern edge of Lincoln Park it offers great variety with the lakefront, wildflowers, and skyline view. Tucked away from the city crowd, it is intimate and quiet for couples who shy away from public display of affection. We like to start at Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary which offers incredible variety of trees, specially beautiful in Fall.
Taylor & Ryan / Chicago autumn session
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