Claudia and Steven’s Lincoln Park and North Avenue Beach engagement photos are hitting the blog today!
These two have been together for over five and a half years. They met while working retail and have been together ever since! They love to spend time together watching funny shows, going on adventures, and laughing together. Earlier this year on January 2nd, Steven surprised Claudia with a tv show-themed proposal (The Office) with the help of loved ones – so fun! Now, they’re in the early stages of planning their wedding day. I love to see that they’re simply enjoying this season of being engaged to one another, too!
I also connected with these two back in January when Claudia emailed me about engagement photos just one day after getting engaged – I love it! She shared with me that she’s been following my work since Jill and Ryan’s engagement photos (Jill is a past coworker!). What a sweet connection! I always love when past/current couples help me connect with new couples… One of my favorite parts of this job!
On the day of their engagement session, we were thankful for mid-80 degree weather and some clouds before an evening of rain rolled in. Thankfully, the rain held out for Claudia and Steven’s photos! We started the session at the Lincoln Park Nature Boardwalk and then moved to North Avenue Beach for skyline photos. Two popular photo locations (and great choices!) in Chicago. Claudia told me that she always envisioned her engagement photos taking place at these two locations, so we made it happen!
It was fun to photograph these two for their first-ever professional photos! I’m thankful they trusted me as their photographer in this special season of life.
Enjoy some favorites from Claudia and Steven’s engagement session!