Cae & Justin Engagement Session Lincoln Park Nature Boardwalk Chicago IL | Chicago Wedding Photographer
About the Couple
Cae and Justin went to school together at the University of Indianapolis, where they were both heavily involved in various sports programs, and they met through some mutual friends on the school’s basketball team. From there, Justin and Cae spent many nights staying up late to talk, hang out, and get to know each other.
You could always spot the pair cheering each other on at their respective sporting events, and sparks began to fly as Cae and Justin became best friends and started to realize that they had a romantic connection as well. They made it official and started dating, and for the rest of their undergraduate careers, the pair was inseparable as they worked side-by-side to complete their sports management degrees. engagement session lincoln park
After college, Cae and Justin moved back to his hometown of Chicago, where they adopted a Doberman pup named Emitt and got engaged. Leading up to the engagement, Cae and very specific instructions for Justin regarding the ring — “I don’t want anything traditional,” she said, and boy did he deliver! Cae’s engagement ring is so unique and elegant. Well done, Justin. engagement session lincoln park
Cae and Justin say they can’t wait to marry their best friend, and they are planning a 2021 wedding celebration in Cae’s home state of Colorado. In their free time, Cae and Justin love hanging out at home watching TV shows and movies, traveling and hiking trails, playing with Emitt, and trying new bars and restaurants (especially the desserts!). engagement session lincoln park
The Engagement Session Lincoln Park Nature Boardwalk Chicago IL
We selected the Lincoln Park Nature Boardwalk for Cae and Justin’s engagement session because it perfectly blended their love of trails and hiking (no doubt influenced by Cae’s Colorado heritage) with the epic skyline of Justin’s native Chicago.
Together, we spent a balmy Monday evening exploring the Lincoln Park Nature Boardwalk. Some of our favorite locations for photo opportunities were the boardwalk itself, which makes a wide circuit around the park’s manmade pond, and the Honeycomb, a relatively unknown landmark in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. I love hosting engagement session photoshoots at the Lincoln Park Nature Boardwalk because there are so many opportunities to create a diverse and beautiful engagement gallery in a single area. Near the end of our session, Cae and Justin even stopped on the bridge of the pond to enjoy a few moments checking out the city views through a telescope!
Cae coordinated outfits for their engagement session Lincoln Park Nature Boardwalk, perfectly matching a floral-pattern dress in a dusty blue with Justin’s navy tie. She tied the ensembles together by selecting a necktie with a small floral print motif to accent her dress. And if you’re swooning over Cae’s dress as much as I am, you can find it at Nordstrom. engagement session lincoln park
Lincoln Park Nature Boardwalk
The Lincoln Park Nature Boardwalk was the perfect location for Cae and Justin’s engagement session because it blends lush natural beauty with the classic lines of the Chicago skyline! Maintained as an extension of the Lincoln Park Zoo, the Nature Boardwalk was once a simple, manmade pond, but years of development and renovation have made it one of the crowning jewels of Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. The boardwalk features a mature, prairie-style garden circling the now verdant lagoon. Several bridges and overlooks make great photo ops for us, too!
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