Engagement Photos Chicago Winter

winter engagement photo with Chicago night lighting


It was a lot of fun spending all day with both Blake and Steve and take some winter engagement photos in Chicago. They plan to have their wedding day in July at the Double Tree in downtown Chicago , which is a great location for a wedding. As the wedding wasn’t until Summer, Blake thought it was a good idea to capture some fun winter engagement pictures for their ‘save the date’ wedding cards. She wanted to capture the winter and snow in the photos, so we traveled all over the Chicago area looking for some fun and interesting locations.


We first started at the Millennium Park and visited the Giant Bean. It was a bit difficult because it’s such a high-trafficked location that there’s always people passing by and it can get really crowded at times, so we moved locations and went to the Cloud Gates in Millennium Park instead. Although it’s in the same area, it wasn’t as crowded and we were still lucky enough to see some snow in the city .


After that, we wanted to incorporate a little bit more of Chicago’s famous city, so we traveled to the Magnificent Mile at the Wrigley building. It was great because there were still holiday lights up on the tress and we were able to take advantage of the fantastic scenery with little to almost no one around.


When we finished with that little adventure, we headed to the beach! North Avenue Beach still had some frozen ice and snow hanging on the pier for us to take advantage of. This is when it started to get really, really cold, because it was around this time the sun was going down. However, I think it wouldn’t have officially been winter engagement photos in Chicago without the cold weather!


And to end the long day, we headed to the terrace on Trump Tower to get a great night view of Chicago city. This is one of my favorite locations because I think it captures Chicago’s natural beauty, especially at night, and I’m so glad we ended the night there. The scenery at that time is just breathtaking and beautiful. In a couple of the photos you can see the American flag hanging high in the background, which is the perfect way to end any special occasion.

Photography: Doru Halip

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  1. April O'Hare February 3, 2015 at 12:19 pm #

    You caught so many awesome portraits in front of the Chicago city skyline! Love the ones with the Bean too:)

  2. sarah b February 3, 2015 at 1:29 pm #

    What a fun Chicago engagement session! The scenery is breathtaking! Congrats to the gorgeous couple!

    • H Photography February 3, 2015 at 1:34 pm #

      Thank you Sara!
      Your family photo sessions are beautiful!!

  3. Emily February 3, 2015 at 4:24 pm #

    I am in love with these! Love a good urban engagement session! These are so fun and fresh.

    • H Photography February 3, 2015 at 5:55 pm #

      Thank you Emily! It was fun photographing Blake and Steve!

  4. heidi February 3, 2015 at 4:31 pm #

    What a stunning engagement session in the famous city of Chicago! Millennium Park, Magnificent Mile at the Wrigley building, North Avenue Beach, and the Trump Tower are such beautiful locations. Can’t wait to see the wedding photos! Fabulous job on this session.

    • H Photography February 4, 2015 at 9:45 am #

      Thank you Heidi. Chicago offers great background for photo sessions. Thanks again for kind words.

  5. Laura Carlson February 3, 2015 at 5:42 pm #

    These are amazing! This couple looks effortlessly warm throughout all the shots. Chicago is a stunning back drop for engagement photos. Beautiful session!

    • H Photography February 3, 2015 at 5:54 pm #

      Thank you Laura!
      The couple was enduring some cold but I hope it was paid back!

  6. Mandy February 3, 2015 at 5:51 pm #

    Wow! Some stunning engagement session photographs, and really great use of some fabulous Chicago locations!! (Makes me want to visit!!)

  7. Mary February 3, 2015 at 9:45 pm #

    Wow. These images are fantastic!!! the cityscape shots are out of sight!!!

  8. Anna Koko February 4, 2015 at 7:50 am #

    O wow, stunning! Chicago is beautiful and I wish I could do engagement session in this city. Beautiful pictures!

    • H Photography February 4, 2015 at 9:44 am #

      Thank you Anna! Chicago is beautiful, indeed. Great background for any kind of pictures.

  9. Blake February 4, 2015 at 11:27 am #

    Doru did such an amazing job with these photos! Steve and I had a blast even though we were freezing! He really captured so many unique and beautiful shots. We are lucky we found him!

    • H Photography February 4, 2015 at 11:28 am #

      Thank you Blake!! This is so nice of you! I know it was such a challenge to endure that weather.
      I am glad that you like the engagement photos.

  10. SayIDoWeddingStore February 24, 2015 at 6:58 pm #

    WOW- these are some amazing winter shots!!!

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