It’s no secret that Chicago is a beautiful city designed with lots of green space and our amazing lakefront. So this makes our city the perfect backdrop for any photography session. Here are a few of my favorite locations for engagement photos around Chicago with some indoor suggestions as well for those rainy or cold winter days.
Outdoor Chicago Engagement Photo Location Ideas
One of my absolute favorite locations for engagement photos in Chicago. You have the skyline, the river, the bridges, and miles of space of explore which makes every session unique.
Montrose beach is a sleeper of a location. It’s not as popular as some other spots around Chicago for engagement photos but that’s part of what makes it so great. Fewer couples and photographers means you get more of the place to your self. If you’re looking for a beach location that’s a little unique definitely consider Montrose.
Lincoln Park Zoo Nature Walk
Easily one of the more popular spots for engagement photos. The Lincoln Park Zoo Nature Walk is a location that’s great because it combines a bit of nature while still reminding you’re in the city with the skyline in the distance. If you want to shoot here however, just know you do need a permit and they will check so don’t get caught out.
Another popular spot due to its panoramic view of the Chicago skyline. In addition to taking engagement photos right along the lake, you can also walk over to the museum campus for some stunning photos as well.
North Ave Beach
It’s hard to beat North Ave Beach for engagement photos. You have the beach and lakefront but you also have the unique jetty that allows you to walk out into the lake and get, in my opinion, the best view of the Chicago skyline.