Doville and Johnny’s engagement session in downtown Chicago was SUCH a fun experience. Your engagement session should be all about you and your story with your person. I had SO much fun working with Dovile and Johnny to customize their engagement session so that it told their story and was full of the things they love most about Chicago!
Dovile found me on IG awhile back and she is SUCH a sweet human. I knew we would have a blast at their engagement session in downtown Chicago! Dovile and Johnny met in college, and one of their first dates actually was to a hot air balloon festival! These two are ALL about the little things in life and loving and appreciating the experiences they have together. Together we decided that we wanted to include their FAVORITE things about the city they love so much in their engagement session, and let me tell you, their session turned out magical. Dovile and Johnny decided they wanted to include a bit of the mag mile in their session, and then one of their all time favorite bars in the city.
We met at Ghirardelli Square for the start of our session and had a total blast, these two are seriously a RIOT to work with! First we walked along the river dancing and taking in all the beautiful architecture of Chicago. This part of Downtown Chicago is incredible for an engagement session as everywhere you look there is just SO much to see and work into your photos. Dovile and Johnny even packed some champagne to pop in celebration of their engagement. While I may have gotten COVERED in it when they popped the bottle it was so worth it and such a fun moment of their session! After we were done by the river we made our way to their favorite bar in Boys town, Elixir!
When we arrived at Elixir the bar hadn’t opened yet so we were able to get photos in the empty bar which was such a great experience for Dovile and Johnny! There are a lot of small business owners in Chicago that will do this kind of thing for their regulars which is SO cool and really adds to the feeling of community a lot of these places have. Dovile and Johnny’s favorite bartender was there and made them their favorite drinks which added to the occasion. We stuck around Elixir for the rest of their engagement session in downtown Chicago which was the perfect way to end the day for these two.
I loved getting to spend time with Dovile and Johnny during their engagement session in Downtown Chicago. Further emphasizing their love for the simple things in life, these two are having their wedding surrounded by their closest friends and family this September at their intimate wedding venue. If you’re planning your own epic engagement session and are looking for someone to document the small moments between you and your love, head to my contact page and let’s start planning!
[…] There are honestly SO many amazing restaurants and coffee shops in Chicago that are perfect for an engagement session. Having your session at your fav restaurant or coffee shop is such a fun option as it gives your photos such a personal and intimate feel. Having them at your favorite place means they really feel special to you as well! Every location is going to have a different policy when it comes to photos in their building. Be sure to call ahead when planning to make sure all is in order for your session! One of my 2022 couples chose their favorite bar as a location for their Chicago engagement photos. You can see their session here. […]
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