Maya and Grant ended up with one of the most unique and interesting engagement sessions that I’ve photographed to date! During the summer of 2023 Canada was unfortunately dealing with some terrible wildfires. This led to Chicago experiencing some pretty crazy smoke and hazy conditions. This wasn’t exactly the most fun time in Chicago, but it did give Maya and Grant a very unique and one of a kind backdrop of the Chicago skyline for us to work with for their engagement session at North Avenue Beach!
If you’ve been following me for a while now then you know just how much I ADORE North Avenue Beach and its view of the Chicago skyline for an engagement session. From articles going over my favorite engagement session locations in the city, to galleries featuring North Avenue Beach, even to a whole guide about planning your engagement session at North Avenue Beach, it’s safe to say this is one of my favorite spots in the city!
There’s just SO much to love, from its gorgeous views, lakefront vibes, and even its location, it all combines to create one of the best spots in the city to capture and celebrate your love for one another. Experiencing all of this greatness with the added atmosphere of the haziness from the Canada fires really created something truly unique though at North Avenue Beach, let’s take a look at Maya and Grant’s session to see what I mean!
For Maya and Grant’s engagement session we wanted to keep things on the simpler side location wise, opting for using North Avenue Beach and its view of the Chicago skyline as our setting for the entirety of our session. Outside of the location however Maya, Grant, and I got pretty creative with their session! From Maya’s super fun and colorful second dress, the champagne pop towards the end of the session, the haziness of the skyline I’ve been mentioning, and of course A LOT of love between the two, their engagement session was honestly such a blast! Having the Chicago skyline peaking through the haze on an otherwise perfectly normal, sunny day was such a surreal experience. It’s something that I’m SO glad we were able to capture for their session and I’m so pumped with how their album came out!
Maya and Grant really did get to experience one of the most incredible views of the Chicago skyline for their engagement session. North Avenue Beach already offers such a beautifully scenic location for engagement photos, but getting to experience it with this added haziness gave us a session like none other. Ready to book me for your Chicago wedding and engagement session? Be sure to send me an inquiry through my contact page to reserve your date today!