Engagement photography at North Beach in Chicago is a favorite location for me. Most weddings I do are in North West Indiana, but I am often in Chicago for engagements and family photography.
North Beach is such a popular place for engagement photos. The only sad thing is it seems I always see the same old same old posted from couples here. Photographers googling and copying each other is the norm today. That’s exactly why I got drenched and tried an angle lying down in the water. I will take ideas elsewhere and am not so arrogant as to think I can shoot something like no one else has. But I do want to be different and I do want to have my own style and adapt to a couple.
I had four reasons for the last few shots:
Firstly, I have done this before right here and loved the look.
Secondly it was warmer this day than my last trip when I also got wet but froze my toes off all the way home.
Thirdly, I just love reflections.
Lastly, it was fun and more candid.
Here are a few favorites from the session. We stared at Kinzie River bridge, and ended off at North Beach. I think anyone would agree this is an exceptionally photographic couple. I am looking forward to their wedding in 2018.