Sunny Chicago lakefront and riverwalk fall engagement session
Due to Covid-19, Chelsea and Kate postponed their wedding from July 2020 to June 2021. This gorgeous October photo session around Chicago celebrates their love. The couple posed beside the sparkling Lake Michigan as well as on the city’s Riverwalk, where they got engaged. They ended the day at the Chicago Athletic Association, their favorite date night spot.
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We wanted our engagement to be a day that we both said yes. It was no surprise that we wanted to marry each other. The only surprise would be how we would celebrate the day we chose to make it real.
We started the day with our favorite breakfast and a fancy bottle of champagne, followed by a walk to the salon for manicures and pedicures. It was warm, sunny and perfect. It was also a day that broke free from what seemed to be a never ending week of storms, which made us even more excited and ready to start our Engagement Adventure.
Chelsea was only aware of the time the Uber would be picking her up at our apartment. She was soon dropped off in front of a loud dance club with a crowd of people dancing on the deck outside. She had a very confused look on her face when I walked up to meet her. Little did she know that below the loud club was a dock and a pontoon cruise on the river waiting for just the two of us.
Yes, Kate absolutely drove that pontoon. We listened to our favorite music, took in the sights of our beautiful city, laughed about everything leading up to this, and shared a moment with each other that will never be forgotten.
We said YES!
Chelsea’s last surprise was that both of our families were waiting on the dock when we returned. They were cheering when we came into sight waving. They were also holding signs and champagne bottles!
We took another cruise around the river with our family, laughing and capturing some of our favorite photos and memories. It was a day that will stay in our hearts, and the beginning of the lives we always hoped for.
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Photographer: Maura Black Photography