Joel & Justin’s Chicago Engagement
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by Radostin Donev
2w ago
How can you go wrong with an evening spent with two fantastic guys to capture their love story? The answer is you simply cannot! I had such a blast photographing Joel and Justin’s engagement session at the picturesque Lincoln Park and North Avenue Beach. The evening was filled with laughter and genuine smiles. We were able to capture so many striking images during this vibrant Chicago LGBTQ+ engagement session! Joel & Justin’s Rainbow Romance: A Chicago Engagement Story These guys brought so much energy and happiness to their Chicago LGBTQ+ engagement session. We kicked things off in thei ..read more
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A Nighttime Chicago Engagement Session | Talia & Mac
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by Radostin Donev
2w ago
Talia and Mac’s laughter was contagious throughout their nighttime Chicago engagement session. Whether they consider themselves naturals in front of the camera or not, these two radiated pure joy as they simply enjoyed each other’s company. It was clear they were having a blast! A Nighttime Adventure: Talia and Mac’s Chicago Engagement I always recommend locations with special meaning for engagement shoots, and Talia and Mac took that advice and ran with it. Their session became a nostalgic journey through their favorite spots in Chicago. Places that witnessed the early days of their love sto ..read more
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Chicago History Museum Wedding: Maggie and Matt
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by Radostin Donev
1M ago
Maggie and Matt’s wedding at the Chicago History Museum was a perfect blend of grandeur and intimacy, offering an impressive yet welcoming atmosphere ideal for stunning wedding photography. The grand architecture and picturesque outdoor spaces of this prestigious institution transformed their wedding into a work of art, capturing the essence of their love story in every photograph. These lovebirds are the absolute sweetest! I first met Maggie when she was a bridesmaid at Micheala and Scott‘s wedding, which I photographed a couple of years ago. From the moment Maggie started sharing her weddin ..read more
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North Ave Beach Engagement: Lindsey and Jeremy
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by Radostin Donev
1M ago
When it comes to capturing stunning engagement photos, there’s no place quite like Chicago’s North Avenue Beach. Located in the vibrant Lincoln Park neighborhood, this picturesque beach offers expansive sandy shorelines and panoramic views of the city’s iconic skyline. It’s no wonder so many couples choose North Ave Beach for their engagement photos. Stunning North Ave Beach Engagement Photos For Lindsey and Jeremy, North Ave Beach was the perfect setting to celebrate their engagement. We began our session near Cafe Brauer in Lincoln Park, photographing at the newly renovated honeycomb pavili ..read more
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Jenna and Don’s Engagement Session at Olive Park
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by Radostin Donev
2M ago
Jenna and Don’s Olive Park engagement session was an absolute joy! Their happiness is simply contagious. Walking through this hidden gem with them felt like a dream. They’re so in love and sweet together, and capturing their love story in photos was truly a pleasure. Olive Park Engagement Session at Sunset Olive Park, with its mix of natural beauty and the city skyline by Lake Michigan, was the perfect spot for our shoot. Walking through the park, Jenna and Don were constantly holding hands, sharing kisses, and laughing. Their neutral outfits and the soft light were just right for the look we ..read more
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Engagement Session by the River in Chicago: Brooke and Walt
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by Radostin Donev
3M ago
2024 is poised to be a year filled with romance, adventures, and inspiring couples, and none embody this spirit more than Brooke and Walt. They decided to have their engagement session by the river in Chicago, hitting up all their favorite spots around the city. We started with a relaxed walk through their favorite OZ park, then headed downtown for some awesome shots by the river. And of course, we couldn’t pass up the chance to capture the stunning view from River Point Park—it’s a must for any Chicago photo session! Meeting them was an instant delight; I knew their wedding journey would be ..read more
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Snow, Smiles, and Urban Backdrops: Janae and Dominic
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by Radostin Donev
6M ago
Snow? Check! Downtown Chicago? Check! Amazing Couple? Check! How cool is it to start the new year with a killer downtown Chicago winter engagement session? Janae and Dominic’s photos at Wrigley Building and Olive Park are beyond awesome. Okay, so our fingers and toes may have been a bit frosty, but these two made it a party! Downtown Chicago Winter Vibes Waking up to a dusting of snow all over downtown Chicago felt like stepping into a fairy tale. The winter made the whole engagement session magical, and even though it was a bit nippy, Janae and Dominic turned it into a love-fueled celeb ..read more
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Erin and Brian’s Epic City View Loft Wedding
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by Radostin Donev
7M ago
Erin and Brian’s epic City View Loft wedding in Chicago marked the ideal kickoff to the winter wedding season! This chic and cozy celebration seamlessly blended the magic of the season with the urban heart of Chicago, while the venue offered breathtaking views of the city as a stunning backdrop for their vows and reception. We started the fun with a cool ride on a snazzy white trolley, hitting up hotspots like the Wrigley Building and Union Station for those Instagram-worthy snaps. Fortunately, luck was on our side, as a winter day that felt more like fall. Warm weather and tons of sunshine ..read more
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An Elegant Engagement Session at The Rookery | Sheila and Rob
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by Radostin Donev
8M ago
It was a truly delightful experience to photograph Sheila and Rob’s elegant engagement session at the iconic Rookery Building in Chicago. This landmark building, with its stunning architecture and rich history, provided the perfect backdrop for capturing their love and laughter. The Rookery’s Oriel Staircase: A Elegant Backdrop for Engagement Session We began our session on the Oriel Staircase, a spiral marvel with intricate, repeating patterns. The way the steps are wrapped around is so mesmerizing, it is like a real-life optical illusion. The spiral staircase’s enchanting beauty complemente ..read more
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Sam and Dave’s Lincoln Park Engagement Session
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by Radostin Donev
8M ago
Sam and Dave’s engagement session was a joyous one! Our adventure led us through the scenic Lincoln Park and North Ave Beach, my go-to spots for capturing stunning photos. Everything aligned perfectly—the weather, the sunshine, and of course, the radiant couple. The peak of Fall foliage in Chicago was fashionably late this year, thanks to a particularly rainy September and October. Despite having to reschedule their engagement session twice due to weather challenges, Sam and David reaped the benefits. Taking place two weeks into November, the session exuded the charm of October, providing us ..read more
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