Chicago Photographer’s Two Favorite Locations to Capture Engagement Photos downtown.

As wedding and portrait photographers, we know that the right location can give our clients “the feels”. It’s of course important to focus on our models and capture them at their best, but in a way, the right background, even though it isn’t physically changing our models, makes them look even better, as it’s magical vibes pour onto them. With that in mind, I thought I’d share two of my favorite spots to shoot in the beautiful city of Chicago, shown visually from a collage of several of my recent engagement sessions. Whether you are a professional photographer, or an armature in town on vacation, these two spots will surely inspire you and your photography aspirations.

The first location is, Photographers Point at North Avenue beach.  It will provide you with one of Chicago’s most stunning skyline backdrops. There is a long pier that shoots out west into the lake for a variety of angles. Shoot south for a city background and then shoot north for sunflares and beach photos.

Plug This address in your gps to be taken here. W97H+6G Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL

Happy Engaged couple posing in front of the Chicago skyline in the WinterEngaged Couple sitting in front of the Chicago Skyline. Man kissing the head of his fiancé.Man kissing the shoulder of his fiancé in front of Lake Michigan and the Chicago SkylineYoung Man carrying his fiancé in front of the Chicago SkylineChicago Skyline Engagement at dusk. Happy engaged couple in ChicagoHappy Engaged couple posing in front of the Chicago skyline in the SummerChicago winter engagement. Good looking couple posing in front of the Chicago Skyline.Chicago Skyline Engagement photosat dusk.Engaged couple posing in downtown Chicago at sunsetNorth Avenue Beach in Chicago. Engaged couple kissing at sunset.

 

The second location is the Chicago River off of Michigan Avenue. Shooting at the Chicago river is a great second location to switch up the vibes, as you are now in the midst of the city, surrounded by scyscrapers. As seen below, there are two levels to shoot at. You can shoot at city level above the river, and on the bridges or below at water level and underneath the bridges. As sean below, during Christmas time, just north of the river on Michigan avenue, there are Christmast lights that can create some magical bokeh. Plug this into your gps to be taken to this exact location. 99 Chicago Riverwalk, Chicago, IL 60601

Happy Engaged couple walking in Downtown ChicagoEngaged couple posing in Downtown ChicagoEngaged couple laughing and walking in downtown ChicagoHappy Engaged couple posing in front of the Trump building in Downtown ChicagoEngaged couple posing in downtown Chicago. Man kissing the forehead of his fiancé.Engaged couple kissing in Downtown Chicago during Christmasengaged couple posing along the Chicago Riverengaged couple posing along the Chicago River

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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