A Downtown Chicago Engagement | Kevin & Brie

I know they say love can take you places, but how about Chicago specifically? Today I am sharing a stunning Chicago engagement session!

While talking with Brie about plan for scheduling this session, we had originally planned for last November.  Things didn’t pan out quite the way we had hoped, and so we pushed forward to the spring.  Little did I know then that my spring would consist of moving 6 hours away, and diving back into the most crazy season I’ve had in my almost decade of work.  So, June came and we decided this was going to be it! I hadn’t really ventured around Chicago before, so I had to do a little research.  Brie and Kevin were so helpful throughout this process, sending me places they’d like to go and an overall idea of how they wanted their portraits to feel.

We decided on the iconic Wrigley Building and Lincoln Park.  Talk about stunning locations right? When we arrived and got started, I also learned that Kevin is a wealth of architectural knowledge and I feel like I got a little bit of a behind the scenes tour to some of these stunning structures.  I was nerding out a little, it’s fine.  Then we moved to Lincoln park and walked around as the sun set. I am all for testing my knowledge and pushing myself and this year that means more night portraits! I am so happy with how these came out, just how they looked in my head!

A little about how these two met and how Kevin asked the big question:

Kevin & I met online in 2018 but happened to be neighbors! We met at Goose Island Brewery in Lincoln Park right by our apartments and hit it off right from the start having so many common interests!
With some of our interests being lake lovers, boaters and sometimes workout partners, Kevin brought me to our harbor on a Sunday morning to start a morning jog by the lake. We started stretching by a bench when he pulled me up and said “Brie, we’re not actually going for a run” and got down on one knee and asked me to marry him! The rest of our Sunday consisted of a fun boat day on the river in Chicago with our family! 

Enjoy a little peek into Brie and Kevin’s engagement session! You’ll be seeing them again at the end of the summer when we get back together for their wedding day!

June 17, 2021

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