Jess and Mitch are Ohioans who relocated to Chicago, a city whose lake, baseball team and architecture they have grown quite fond of.  I don’t blame them!  I took the 4 hour drive out to Chicago and somehow convinced them that sunrise was THE only way to hit up the popular landmarks that they wanted to use as backdrops.

Millennium Park is in the heart of Chicago and meeting at the ever popular Cloud Gate aka The Bean at sunrise meant we had it to ourselves… which is eerie considering how popular of a selfie spot it is!  Since my last visit to Cloud Gate was the year it was installed, about 10 years ago, the area has even more to offer.

I was thrilled to see a Frank Gehry designed pavilion and the BP Pedestrian Bridge which made me long for a drone.  The architecture geek in me was even more excited that we could be on a Frank Gehry installation and see the Jeanne Gang’s Aqua Tower in the background!

I love that Jess and Mitch adore the architecture and landmarks enough to wake up early on a weekend.  These two are so adorable… their laughs and smiles made all of our faces hurt by the time we wrapped.

Thank you for inviting me to photograph this time in your lives in the city you love.  Your wedding next year is going to be amazing, can’t wait!

Chicago Bean Cloud Gate Engagement Photo

Chicago Bean Cloud Gate Engagement Photo

Chicago Bean Cloud Gate Engagement Photo

Chicago Bean Cloud Gate Engagement Photo

Chicago Bean Cloud Gate Engagement Photo

Chicago Snake Bridge Frank Gehry engagement photo

Chicago Snake Bridge Frank Gehry engagement photo

Chicago Snake Bridge Frank Gehry engagement photo

Chicago Snake Bridge Frank Gehry engagement photo

Chicago Snake Bridge Frank Gehry engagement photo

Chicago Snake Bridge Frank Gehry engagement photo

Chicago Snake Bridge Frank Gehry engagement photo

Chicago Art Institute Engagement photo-

Chicago Art Institute Engagement photo-

Chicago Art Institute Engagement photo-

Chicago Art Institute Engagement photo-

Chicago Art Institute Engagement photo-

Chicago engagement photo lake michigan

Chicago engagement photo lake michigan

Chicago engagement photo lake michigan