World travelers Xiaoxiao & Lee recently returned from Belize to take some stunning Chicago engagement photos. Xiaoxiao first heard about us when she read the recent CBS Best of Chicago article honoring Esenam Photography as one of Chicago’s best.

From our initial consultation, she seemed very excited about our wedding photography and  about her upcoming Chicago Cultural Center wedding. Many of the locations we stopped at are her favorites in the city of Chicago.

Interestingly, I was able to discover that Dan Kiley designed both the Art Institute of Chicago South Garden and Olive Park in addition to the popular Navy Pier. I can see his mark on these favorite locations of mine, from the honey locust trees and pattern of interconnecting fountains and paths. Xiao and Lee really admired both of these locations and had a fun and relaxed time together. Some other locations you’ll see in the following images include the Nichols Bridgeway at the Art Institute of Chicago Modern Wing, a recently constructed pedestrian bridge overlooking the Lurie Garden at Millennium Park where we also strolled to take advantage of the bright wildflowers.  I can’t wait to Document their wedding!