Two stunning cuties, an adorable pup and the breathtaking backdrop that is The Windy City… if that isn’t the perfect combo for some engagement session magic, then I don’t know what is. Especially when you add in the ever-amazing Stacy Able, who frolicked around every Chicago hotspot (5 miles!) with these two sweethearts to capture some serious love-filled images. See them all right here.
From Stacy Able Photography… Natalia is a new resident of Chicago from Canada. The couple met at Law School in Michigan. To show off her new city, their downtown Chicago engagement session highlighted many elements of famous Chicago downtown architecture. We started near the exchange building, which I recognized from my W New Years Eve wedding, and worked our way to the beautiful Chicago Lakeshore parks. One inner city courtyard was particularly special as the two often meet up for lunch dates. Likely we walked a good 5-6 miles seeing various buildings, art, and capturing this adorable couple’s images along the way. I’m looking forward to their summer 2014 wedding at the Patrick C. Haley Mansion in Joliet, Illinois.
From the Bride-to-be… We met in law school. We had many classes together. We became friends quickly and eventually started dating. Alek proposed Christmas Eve in front of the Christmas tree after we all finished opening presents. He knows how much I love Christmas and so he thought it would be a good time to pop the question. My family was visiting from Canada and they were there to witness the event. They didn’t know he was proposing until a few minutes before it actually happened. I’m so happy I got to share that special moment with them.
We chose downtown for pictures, because it’s such a beautiful city that it would be a shame not to showcase it. We are kind of new to downtown living and we thought it would be a perfect way to capture our period of downtown life in our engagement pictures. I also thought it would be interesting for both of our families who live overseas to have a glimpse of Chicago!
Photography: Stacy Able Photography | Attire: Macy’s (Pants) + Hugo Boss (Shoes) + Burberry (Tie) + Francesca’s (Dress) + Guess (Shoes) + Loft | Hair & Makeup: Mario Tricoci Salon | Film Development & Scans: Pro Photo Connection