When Allison and her fiancé Adam came back to her hometown to visit family, it was a top priority to take their engagement photos in the city she knew and loved.  Once a Chicago girl, always a Chicago girl.  In fact, as we walked around the city, from Michigan Avenue to Boystown to our final destination of Wrigleyville, (One of the pair is a hardcore Cubs fan – I’ll leave it to you to figure out which one.) Allison was like a well-seasoned guide as she shared stories about the city and guided us around. 

Shooting in Chicago always offers unexpected entertainment.  On this day, there was a movie being filmed right on the river with the helicopter hovering overhead, so we navigated the maze of street closures and heard a lot of “don’t go there.” This worked out fine because there was less traffic and led us to discover some great murals which we used as a backdrop.  The whole time, Adam was very relaxed and laid back, and so was Allison. I was honored to document their engagement Chicago-style.