Loren and Steve’s Downtown Chicago Engagement Session

I love downtown Chicago engagement sessions and Loren and Steve agreed that they really liked the idea of getting some great texture and views of our city. We had talked about several locations but finally settled on shooting on the river. We decided to photograph at sunset to make sure we could utilize the best light and also miss some of the rush hour traffic. Here are some of my favorites and I’m looking forward to your wedding in October!

Couple during a downtown Chicago engagement session

Couple during a downtown Chicago engagement session

Couple during a downtown Chicago engagement session

Couple during a downtown Chicago engagement session

Couple during a downtown Chicago engagement session

Couple during a downtown Chicago engagement session

4/29/15 Chicago Michelle Jackson outside her Rogers Park home. Jackson's sister, Millicent Brown-Johnson, and her son Jovan were killed in a suspicious fire in September 2013.  Photography by Allison Williams

Couple during a downtown Chicago engagement session

Couple during a downtown Chicago engagement session

Couple during a downtown Chicago engagement session

Couple during a downtown Chicago engagement session

Conor and Ian’s Home Engagement Session

I don’t often get the opportunity to photography people in their homes so it was a real treat when Conor and Ian asked to do a home engagement session. They said that they realized through the wedding planning process that they’re not entirely traditional when it comes to certain aspects and really liked the idea of some photos of them living in their space. I couldn’t agree more! It’s always nice to do something a little different and also in a place where everyone can feel really comfortable in front of the camera.

From the start they both had great banter together, and while they made and ate lunch, it was easy to see what a great match they are!

same sex home engagement session

same sex home engagement session

same sex home engagement session

same sex home engagement session

same sex home engagement session

same sex home engagement session

same sex home engagement session

same sex home engagement session

Sunset Engagement Session: Dana & Patrick

Dana and Patrick love light as much as I do so I was thrilled when they wanted to do a sunset engagement session downtown. Even though we started shooting at rush hour, we managed to find some great secluded spots as we made out way around the river. They were such a joy to work with and I can’t wait for their wedding this September!

couple silhouetted on the Wabash Bridge during their downtown Chicago engagement session

chicago river engagement session photo

A couple kisses during their wrigley building engagement session

chicago river engagement session photo

chicago river engagement session photo

Chicago River engagement session photo

chicago river engagement session photo

chicago river engagement session photo

chicago river engagement session photo

couple silhouetted during their wrigley building engagement session

Wabash bridge sunset engagement session