As Chicagoans we’re lucky to have an incredible city full of beautiful green spaces and of course are incredible skyline. The Lincoln Park Zoo combines both of these into a single space which makes it ideal for your engagement session.
Why consider the Lincoln Park Zoo for Photos?
There are a bunch of great reasons why you should consider the LPZ for engagement photos. Firstly, the views of the Chicago skyline from the LPZ nature path are some of the most beautiful and unique views to be had. Because of the open space, pedestrian bridges, and ponds the skyline presents as a stunning panorama perfect for photos. So for anyone looking for a location that’s quintessentially Chicago, the Lincoln Park Zoo should be considered.
Another great reason to consider photos here is for the balance of urban and nature. A lot of couples love the city but would prefer a more natural backdrop for their photos. Because the LPZ balances both nature and urban elements so well it’s the perfect spot to get the best of both worlds.
Best Seasons for Engagement photos
So this may see like a cheeky answer, but the reality is that the Lincoln Park Zoo is perfect for engagement photos anytime of year. During the spring and summer you get the full experience of the natural prairie flowers, tall grass, and warm weather. Then the fall brings in the changing colors and lights up the entire area in stunning yellow and orange and more comfortable temps. Finally, during the winter, if you time it right it’s hard to beat the Lincoln Park Zoo experience when it’s covered in a blanket of fresh snow. So really, the LPZ can be the perfect spot anytime of year depending on your vision for photos.
Below you’ll find an example of an engagement session I photographed for Kassi and Brad. If you’d like to set up your own engagement session at Lincoln Park Zoo just contact me to get started!