Fall Engagement Photo Session

Engagement photo with Chicago skyline as backgroundBucktown Engagement Session in Fall

An engagement photo session is a fun way to keep the memories between you and your future partner. In fact, people often use their engagement photo to send out ‘Save The Date’ cards to their friends and family. It’s a great way to warm them up and invite them in to one of the most important dates of your life. I personally love taking engagement photos in the fall in Chicago. As most weddings happen during the spring or summer, you can start preparing for your wedding next year and take advantage of the beautiful fall now with a fun engagement photo session.

Why Have An Engagement Session?

You can really capture a beautiful moments when you’re in the fall that simply can not be expressed into words. Fall has beautiful colors to showcase, especially in Chicago. With Chicago’s unique landscapes and architecture, you are able to hold the moment in time forever. There are also a lot of fun things you can do during an engagement session. Many couples have special themes and inside jokes that they alone get to share with each other during the engagement session. It’s a very personal and connecting experience, which is a completely different feel for what you get on your wedding day itself.

Another important benefit to having your engagement photos taken in the fall is that you also have the opportunity to connect with your photographer. You want your photographer to be someone who understands you and can capture your best angles. Although we are trained to get it right the first time, every time, it’s a lot easier to know what the couple likes and doesn’t like during the engagement session. It’s also a great way to chat and get to know each other a bit better!


As you can see in these photos with Joe and Jessica, we played around with both colored and black and white photos. This helps give them an idea of what my style is like and it also helps me get a better idea of what they’d like to see on their special wedding day. They love exploring Chicago together, so we were able to capture special moments and locations that are meaningful to them. We had a chance to stop by the park and you can see the beautiful contrasting colors of the tress and them together on the park bench around the Roscoe Village area.


It was a lot of fun being able to talk about how they met, where they grew up, and what kind of wedding they’re planning together. These conversations might seem like small talk, but it’s a very important part of how a photographer gets their ideas and helps make their wedding that much special.

Photography: Doru Halip

Here is another fall engagement photo session in Chicago

This Post Has 12 Comments

  1. Very nice and “clean” image, great places used for the session.

  2. Love these engagement portraits, and what better time to have them taken than in the Autumn? Great job, the couple must be very pleased!

    1. Thank you Steve! Autumn is very colorful in Chicago area.

  3. What a sweet e-sesh! Love all the colors in the fall engagement session. I’m sure the couple have loved them all! 🙂

    1. Thanks Jiyeon! I had a couple that have inspired me on this fall engagement photo session.

  4. Wow, these are so colorful and fun. I love that B&W shot of him picking her up in the air on the sidewalk. It has such a great city love feel to it.

    1. Thank you April! It was lot of fun having this photo session taken on most uncommon places around Chicago.

  5. Great city portraits.

  6. Holy smokes!! I love those colors you captured for this fall engagement session! When in the fall was this? I think I’ll have to convince my husband that a long weekend may just be necessary for us 😉

  7. the colors are so pretty and vibrant in these photos. Love it!

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