A beautiful sunrise engagement session set against a breathtaking Chicago skyline – a downright stunning combination that seriously can’t be beat.  And when that fab sunrise e-session happens to feature an uber-adorable duo and a gallery chock-full of amazing images captured by Rachel G Photography?  Well, we call that a cause for a serious celebration.  It’s a whole lot of romance meets one light-filled beauty after another and it’s most definitely worth a trip to the full gallery.  Join me there for more.

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From Rachel G PhotographyI have been wanting to shoot a sunrise session for about six months. There is something so calm and peaceful about that time of day, especially on the water. When Erin and I began chatting about ideas for her and Ben’s engagement session, I threw this idea out there, thinking she would tell me I’m nuts for asking them to wake up so early on a Saturday morning, but I was surprisingly wrong!  Erin and Ben are getting married this coming January, so it will be really cold and probably snowy for their wedding. I love that their engagement pictures are opposite of that — warm both in color and temperature! The colors of the sunrise this specific morning were nothing shy of nature’s authentic signature; they did not disappoint in any way! The lake was so calm with virtually no breeze, as still as can be. Just as the sun peeked its head above the water, the most beautiful colors were cast in the sky and all around. We spent some time on the beach and then headed to Wrigley Field for some friendly “competition.” Erin is a huge Cubs fan and Ben is huge White Sox fan, so we had some fun around the stadium! What I loved about spending some time with Erin and Ben is how at ease they were with each other, how confident they both are and what playful personalities they both have. They are the real deal, and I’m so looking forward to their wedding in early 2013!

Photography: Rachel Gundersen of Rachel G Photography / Location: Chicago, Illinois