Engagement Photos: picking a location

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How do you know where to go? 1

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Chicago Engagement Phography

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What kind of places should we consider?

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These are all things that should be factored in your engagement photo locations. Of course, your photographer should help you make these decisions and give input as to the feasibility of any location you come up with. We always ask for our clients input and customize places that mean something more to our couples than the over-done and obvious locations everyone else goes to. This couple pictured above, Alyson & Elliot wanted some images where they had their first date...(Nookies on Wells St.), some with greenery and, some industrial Chicago images (without being too iconic).

Since they live near Lincoln Park, we decided to start at Nookies in Old Town. Then, we went to the Lincoln Park Zoo area for the greenery and Goose Island, Chicago for the industrial shots. The results were awesome and they absolutely LOVED their engagement imagery! All in all we spent a little more than 2 hours with them and they changes outfits halfway through the session. As usual, I scouted each location before the shoot and everything went perfect that day.

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