I met Charlie and Michelle for their engagement session at the Wrigley Building in downtown Chicago only to find three things: 1) Their outfits perfectly matched the Christmas decorations on the building (without planning this, I might add), 2. We picked probably the busiest spot in Chicago for that particular day and 3) They were an absolute joy to work with and had so much fun with it!
The Wrigley Building is one of my favorite locations to photograph at in Chicago because of its clean, neutral architecture and the city vibe it provides. It’s a very Chicago-y location because Michigan Avenue is one of Chicago’s most well-known streets, plus a lot of Chicago’s major skyscrapers are all visible from there.
The annual tree lighting parade just so happened to be happening later that night near where we were photographing at, but that didn’t stop Michelle and Charlie. They were just as excited for their session as I was!
When Michelle showed up with her perfectly festive green skirt, I knew we HAD to utilize the Wrigley Building’s Christmas garlands and red bow ties. And that skirt? My oh my, it was perfect for twirling and swishing because it was so flowy! Charlie looked so well put together in his suit and dress coat. These two definitely knew how to dress to impress.
Despite the giant puddles from the snow melting and then turning into rain earlier that day, Michelle and Charlie weren’t phased by it at all! They twirled in the puddles without any worry.
Talk about a couple who makes even Chicago’s gloomiest days look beautiful.
The best part was how joyful and happy the two of them were during our time together! Charlie constantly had Michelle giggling and the way that Charlie look at his bride-to-be? Geez!
Outfit number two was festive too. I think these two have their Christmas cards covered.
After our session, they headed out to dinner since they were already dolled up, something I like to encourage all of my couples to do. You’re already glammed up, why not make the most of it, right?
I am so excited to photograph their wedding next summer at the Fourth Presbyterian Church on Michigan Avenue and the Warwick Allerton. These two are definitely down for some more adventuring through Chicago for some gorgeous photos, I can already tell. ;)